If you’re a guitarist, and you’ve never seen the “Rig Rundown” series from Premier Guitar, stop what you’re doing, watch the video below, and consider it an introduction. To get your weekend started, here’s their recent interview with Modest Mouse’s Jim Fairchild. Enjoy.

Modest Mouse

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In 2005, Jim Fairchild began working with Modest Mouse, a band he’d come to know while on tour with his own band, Grandaddy. Fairchild not only tours with the band but participated in the writing and recording of the band’s 2015, album, Strangers to Ourselves. Before their July, 2016 gig in Nashville, Jim met with PG in his dressing room to take us through his Fender-heavy gear.

Jim Fairchild is a long-time Fender fan and still tours with the first good Strat he ever owned. This ’95 Strat boasts a matching headstock along with Lollar Vintage Blackface pickups. (He carries a 2013 American Standard Strat with the same Lollar pickups as a backup.) To get a beefy humbucker tone, Fairchild plays his Epiphone Sheraton loaded with Seth Lover pickups.

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