Premier Guitar 's John Bohlinger recently met with JUDAS PRIEST's founding bassist Ian Hill and guitarist Richie Faulkner for a walk-through of their paint-peeling, mountain-crushing rigs. Check out the video below.
Hill retired his vintage Jazz bass decades ago and now exclusively rocks his signature Spector models. He brings along four of them and strings them up with DR Black Beauties strings. Two of the quartet use the BKB 50 set (.050–.070–.090–.110) and are tuned down a half step. The other two use the lowest four strings of a 5-string set (.065–.085–.105–.125).
Faulkner's main axe is his signature Epiphone Flying V that has a mahogany body and neck with an ebony fretboard. This sig features EMG 57 and 66 pickups along with a licensed Floyd Rose 1000 tremolo. The V is strung with Ernie Ball Nickel Wound .011–.048 strings and tuned down a half step.
PRIEST's current touring lineup consists of Hill, guitarists Faulkner and Andy Sneap, singer Rob Halford and drummer Scott Travis
The band's 32-date tour with URIAH HEEP will wrap on June 29 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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