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K.K. Downing Shows Off His Gibson Flying V's and Vintage Judas Priest Gear

In this 2015 "Toys in the Attic" video, brought to you (and us) by K.K. Downing's Steel Mill, former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing (who's wearing his vintage Turbo tour jacket!) shows off his favorite Gibson Flying V guitars and other bits of Seventies and Eighties Judas Priest gear.

Best of all, he shows off and describes one of his actual pedalboards from his heyday with the legendary British metal band.

During the clip, Downing mentions some ultra-rare footage of Judas Priest performing at the Reading Festival in 1975. We've included that video at the bottom of this story.

To keep up with Downing in 2016 (and beyond), visit kkdowning.net.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.