Eric Gales gives a guided tour of his live and studio rig, and shows how he gets his "Darth Vader" tone

Eric Gales
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Blues guitar legend Eric Gales recently sat down for a chat with Guitarist, during which he kindly gave viewers a tour of his current live and studio setup.

Wielding the Magneto Sonnet electric guitar that later inspired his own line of Magneto Sonnet Raw Dawg signature guitars, Gales runs through his pedalboard perennials, and when and how he typically uses each of them.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.