Mario Camarena, Erick Hansel: Rig Rundown - Chon plus UK and US tour dates

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The SoCal quartet rolled into town and guitarists Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel set aside a few minutes to hang with PG’s Perry Bean and go over their pedal-heavy setups before headlining a jam-packed gig at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge.

Mario calls San Diego-based teacher, Seth Hollander, his guitar guru because he taught him and Erick their tapping techniques, got them into the Ibanez family, picked out the DiMarzio pickups in Mario’s Ibanez, and even painted Mario’s RG series axe seen above.

While this looks just like another RG series Ibanez, this is actually a (tentatively named) AZ series prototype that Erick recently scored from the company’s L.A. Custom Shop. What Hansel does tell us in the interview is that this proto has smaller frets than a typical RG and has special-designed humbuckers from Seymour Duncan.

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Rig Rundown - Chon


OCT 12
Rock City Basement
Nottingham, United Kingdom