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"Peterson also plays a Dean Z with an EMG 57/66 pickup set. He strings both Deans with .010–.052 D’Addario NY XL sets, and tunes down to Eb," reads [this](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22661-rig-rundown-testaments-alex-skolnick-eric-peterson-steve-digiorgio) Premier Guitar rig rundown.more
I had a Korean Dean V and loved it, so to celebrate a new job, I wanted to get my first USA made guitar. I spotted this in a local store and lusted after it. In recording, I use it to play power chords on verses and open chords on choruses, through a Vox AD100VT, in what is essentially the core tone of grunge pop.