Recently, Widespread Panic‘s guitarists John Bell and Jimmy Herring appeared on Premier Guitar’s Rig Rundown, a video series hosted by Ted Drozdowski in which high-profile musicians explain the equipment and gear they use on stage. For this latest installment, Bell and Herring were also joined by techs Joel Byron and Paul Agostino, with all four members of the Widespread Panic family stopping by before the group’s second performance at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater over Labor Day Weekend.
In the video, Jimmy Herring starts things off, showing Drozdowski his Paul Reed Smith guitar and walking the host through the various modifications before moving on to talk about his Fender Strat. The conversation continues with Herring explaining his amplifiers and how his volume pedals control his monitor mix. After Jimmy’s segment, John Bell shows off his Washburn guitar, then Drozdowski and J.B. discuss slides, amps, and Bell’s basic effect setup. John Bell’s tech Joel Byron appears to provide further detail on J.B.’s setup before the segment moves to focus on Dave Schools‘ bass tech, Paul Agostino, who speaks on how Schools’ rig was inspired by Phil Lesh in addition to breaking down Schools’ basses and pedals and discussing what effects were on hand for the Widespread Panic run in Nashville.
You can watch Premier Guitar’s latest edition of Rig Rundown below, which features Widespread Panic’s guitarists John Bell and Jimmy Herring and techs Joel Byron and Paul Agostino.
[Video: Premier Guitar]