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I Laughed, I Cried: Gear Stories To Write Home About

December 10, 2010
Over the course of our lives as guitarists we tend to collect a good number of gear-related stories. Some inspiring, some devastating, some just plain stupid.
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GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - Vintage Gear

December 10, 2010
From super-clean grails to more modern classics to old-school obscurities, a look at the vintage gear in PG readers'' collections.
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GALLERY: Nashville Flood Guitars for Auction

November 24, 2010
Check out some of the flood-damaged instruments donated by artists like Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Peter Frampton to benefit uninsured musicians affected by this spring''s flood.
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A Thomas Jefferson Signature Model . . . Almost

November 16, 2010
An extraordinary wood find: a tree planted by Thomas Jefferson himself!
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Bound for Glory

November 16, 2010
Appreciating the complexity and beauty of binding
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Great Gifts for Gearheads

November 16, 2010
Other than gear, holiday gifts a guitarist will appreciate
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Amp or No Amp: The Great Debate Continues

November 16, 2010
Pros and cons of going straight through the PA
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Eliminate Mic-Placement Guesswork with the "Shavering" Technique

November 16, 2010
Skip the guesswork with this mic placement trick
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The Best of PremierGuitar.com's "Show Us Your Gear" 2010

November 16, 2010
We asked you to show us yours—your pedals, guitars, practice spaces, and more. And you did. In droves. Here we highlight some of the coolest, most esoteric, and most mind-boggling pictures submitted to date.
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Our Unbreakable Connection to B.B., Scotty, and Keith

November 16, 2010
As everything else progresses, we''re still using the same equipment of our predecessors
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Removing a 1952 Goldtop Les Paul's Neck

November 16, 2010
How to disassemble a precious vintage instrument without altering the original finish
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Getting Great Acoustic Tones

November 16, 2010
How to get the most out of your acoustic when recording
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Festival Series Washburn

November 16, 2010
The background of the Festival series from Washburn
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Strings, Strings, and More Strings

November 16, 2010
How different strings affect your tone
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GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - Pedalboards II

November 12, 2010
Even more of what PG readers are stomping on!
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Are You Tonally Dependant?

November 9, 2010
Can you play the same through anything, or does certain gear bring out the best in you?
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Wagging the Dog (When Pedals Come Full Circle)

October 20, 2010
Can a guitar be designed optimally for pedals?
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Electric Bass Origins, Part 2: The First Guitar

October 20, 2010
Who was the first person to make a solidbody electric bass?
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On Quality and Workmanship

October 20, 2010
There are things one should expect to see, hear, and find on an expensive new guitar
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What Kind of Bass Are You?

October 20, 2010
A bass can be deeply telling about its owner
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