August

Ibanez

Ibanez TS808DX Review

July 10, 2014
Ibanez expands the capabilities of the venerable TS808 with a boost circuit.
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Ibanez AGB205 5-String Bass Review

May 8, 2014
A short-scale, 5-string semi-hollowbody bass that delivers deliciously deep lows without breaking the bank.
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Animals as Leaders: Always in Motion

May 1, 2014
Prog-metal titans Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes dissect their most boundary-breaking release to date.
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Rig Rundown: Chevelle

April 30, 2014
This alt-metal power trio proves that one focused, low-tuned guitar, pounding drums, and inventively effected bass can sound as huge live as a band rocking multiple guitars and keyboards.
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Joe Satriani: Outside the Box

April 15, 2014
With a new autobiography and a 15-disc box set chronicling his musical past, the silver surfer reveals how he learned to really play.
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Rig Rundown: The Devil Wears Prada

April 9, 2014
The American metal-core band spills the details on their three-guitar assault.
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NAMM '14 - Ibanez RG6 Korg miniKaosspad2 Prototype Demo

January 26, 2014
See and hear a prototype of the company's first RG-model guitar with a built-in Kaoss pad.
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GALLERY: 2014 NAMM Day 2

January 24, 2014
Check out the latest and greatest gear from the second day of the 2014 Winter NAMM show.
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Rig Rundown: Korn

December 13, 2013
Learn about the tools these nu-metal pioneers are using to create down-tuned mayhem while on tour.
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State of the Stomp: Maxon's Susumu Tamura Interview

October 3, 2013
A rare interview with the engineer who created the Tube Screamer circuit.
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Backbeat Books Publishes The Ibanez Electric Guitar Book

May 29, 2013
Ibanez is arguably the most important Japanese guitar brand, and this new book tells the story of its electric guitars, tracking the fortunes of this impressive brand from its origins to today.
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Ibanez Iron Label RGIR20FE Electric Guitar Review

May 20, 2013
The $599 RG1230FE straddles the line between the most affordable and higher-end guitars with the feel of a professional grade instrument.
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Review Demo - Ibanez ES-2 Echo Shifter

May 17, 2013
Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond runs the Ibanez ES-2 Echo Shifter through a range of sounds—from simple slapback delays to crazy sounds—in this Review Demo.
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Ibanez Echo Shifter Pedal Review

May 11, 2013
It''s the smart layout and functionality of the controls that make the Ibanez Echo Shifter a standout and help bridge the gap between modern stompbox practicality and the quirky joys of tape delay and analog synths.
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Interview: Joe Satriani - Gravitational Melodies

April 23, 2013
Satriani recruits a new band and goes back to his roots with the eminently hummable “Unstoppable Momentum.”
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Rig Rundown - Animals as Leaders' Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes

April 3, 2013
Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago where she catches up with Animals As Leaders guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes. In this segment, the guys discuss their 8-string guitars, the patches they use on their Axe-FX, and why they still incorporate a traditional amp head and cab into their rigs.
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Ibanez AFJ957 7-String Archtop Review

March 27, 2013
At just $800, this Premier Gear Award-winning 7-string jazz box from Ibanez is perhaps the least-expensive, quality 7-string hollowbody on the market.
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Rig Rundown - Meshuggah's Fredrik Thordendal, Marten Hagstrom, & Dick Lovgren

March 6, 2013

Premier Guitar is on location in Chicago where Rebecca Dirks visits with Kent Eriksson, Meshuggah's tech for guitarists Fredrik Thordendal, Marten Hagstrom, and bassist Dick Lovgren. He talks about their current live setups including signature 8-string and 7-string Ibanez guitars and Warwick basses, and how each member uses the Fractal Audio Axe-Fx.


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NAMM '13 Ibanez New Joe Satriani, Iron Label, Artstar models, and Echo Shifter Pedal

February 7, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Ibanez booth. In this segment, we get to see the JS2410-MCO, JS24-PCA, RG1R20, RG1R28, AF151-AWB, AF155, AF153, and Echo Shifter Pedal.
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5 Basses Under a Grand: Fender, G&L, Ibanez, Schecter, Sterling by Music Man

December 10, 2012
Whether you’re an intermediate player who’s recently outgrown your first instrument, a weekend warrior looking for an inspiring new bass, a gigging pro looking for a dependable backup—or even if you’re primarily a guitarist who needs a solid 4-string for home-studio work—this group of quality instruments will satisfy on many, many accounts.
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