RIGGED – Whitechapel, Part 1: The Bens

I spent some time at the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival talking to the Whitechapel dudes about their gear. This is a rarity: each of the three guitarists has a signature guitar model from ESP. Three different signature guitars from one band! Nuts.


Also a fun fact: two dudes in the band are named Ben (Symphony X and iwrestledabearonce both have THREE dudes named Mike in the band). And for some reason, I only had time to speak to two members of the band, and coincidentally, I wound up talking to the Bens.

I labeled this as Part 1 although this is all I shot from that show – hopefully I get to shoot the other 2/3rds of the band and their gear.

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.