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Dave Davidson, Ben Weinman, Kurt Ballou, Derek Roddy and More Talk About the First Instruments They Ever Owned


Gear Gods NAMM 2014

What was the first piece of gear you ever owned? If you’re like pretty much all of us, it was some dinky piece of crap knock-off brand that played horribly but you loved the shit out of it anyway. And in that way you’re no different than your metal heroes; they all had to start somewhere.

Watch this video Gear Gods produced at NAMM last week in which Dave Davidson, Ben Weinman, Jake Bowen, Kurt Ballou, Greg Weeks, Mike D and Derek Roddy (for you drummers!) talk about the very first pieces of gear they ever owned. You’ll never guess who started out playing the alto saxophone.

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