Video: Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan on His Music Gear Evolution, From Early Days to Today

Lighthouse album cover
Duff McKagan's new Lighthouse is out now. Click here to listen or buy the album.

Duff McKagan—the bassist of the legendary rock band Guns N' Roses and artist behind numerous solo albums—recently sat down with Reverb to discuss the music gear he's used throughout his career.

On the heels of the release of his latest solo record, Lighthouse, McKagan talked about everything from his first bass to his first signature Fender model, the intense rehearsals that let GNR's first albums explode out of the studio, and the tried-and-true bass rig he's used for years and years.

These days, Duff is endorsed by a who's who of gear manufacturers, including Fender, Gallien Krueger, Rotosound, Jim Dunlop, Shure, TC Electronics, and Radial Engineering.

In coordination with the release of this interview and new album Lighthouse, we've launched a giveaway with Duff: One lucky winner will win a Fender Artist Series Duff McKagan Signature Precision Bass and a vinyl copy of Lighthouse. For your chance to win, simply enter your email address in the signup box above.

Then, be sure to watch our full video above and listen to Lighthouse here.

Update 12/8: Entries to the Duff McKagan Artist Signature Bass Giveaway have now closed. A winner will be randomly selected from those who signed up and will be contacted on or around 12/11.

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the AT, CA (excluding Quebec), CH, DK, FR, DE, UK, IE, NL, and US who are at least 18 years old or the age of majority in their country of residence, who have subscribed to email notifications from Reverb, and are in good standing prior to the start of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Ends on 12/08/23 at 10:00 am CT. Void where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules, available here.

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