CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO: Rig Rundown With PREMIER GUITAR (Video)

CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO: Rig Rundown With PREMIER GUITAR (Video)

On February 12, Alexi Laiho, frontman and guitarist for Finnish melodic death metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM, took Premier Guitar through his sparse, but powerful, setup before the group's Nashville show at the Exit/In. A combination of ESP guitars, Marshall amps, and a few Boss pedals help create Laiho's lightning-fast leads and bone-rattling rhythms.

Laiho tours with a trio of his signature ESP Custom Shop models. "Greeny" and "Scythe" are both tuned a whole step down from standard and house a single EMG HZ F-H2 passive humbucker and an EMG MM-04 gain boost. The boost is almost always on and is controlled with a simple switch near the volume knob.

"Pinky" is the third ESP that Laiho takes on the road and is tuned to B–F#–B–E–G#–C#. All the guitars are strung with Laiho's signature set from DR Strings (.010–.056).

CHILDREN OF BODOM recently announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Freyberg (NAILDOWN, NORTHER) to the group's ranks.

Following a trip on the high seas as part of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise (February 4-8), CHILDREN OF BODOM started a headline run of North America on February 9 in Tampa, Florida, which ran through February 19 in Austin, Texas. The following night, February 20, CHILDREN OF BODOM joined up with MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and HAVOK in Houston, Texas as part of the "Dystopia" world tour.

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