August

Rig Rundown

Rig Rundown - John Mayer

September 9, 2010
Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Tinley Park, IL, where she goes onstage and checks out John Mayer's current live setup with the help of legendary guitar tech Rene Martinez (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince, Mick Jones).
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Rig Rundown - Brad Paisley's Amps & Effects

August 6, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Moline, IL, where she catches up with Chad Weaver--PG Columnist and Brad Paisley's guitar tech--and he walks us through the current selection of amps and effects Paisley is using during his 2010 H2O World Tour.

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Rig Rundown - Brad Paisley's Guitars

August 6, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Moline, IL, where she catches up with Chad Weaver--Brad Paisley's guitar tech--and he walks us through Paisley's current lineup of guitars being used on the 2010 H2O World Tour. In this segment, you'll get to see various Bill Crook custom paisley telecasters, a few of Paisley's signature Gibson acoustics, and a newly purchased '65 refinished Stratocaster.
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Rig Rundown - Baroness' Peter Adams, John Baizley

July 15, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Madison, WI, where he catches up with Baroness' guitarists Peter Adams and John Baizley. They walk us through their rigs which include custom shop First Act guitars, Gibson Les Pauls, BadCat amplifiers, Emperor and Green guitar cabinets, and effects from companies like Electro-Harmonix, MXR, Boss, Dunlop, Ernie Ball, etc.
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Rig Rundown - The Melvins' King Buzzo

July 15, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up the Melvins guitarist King Buzzo. In this segment, Buzzo walks through his current live setup which includes a double-cutaway Electrical Guitar Company guitar (based on Les Paul specs), Sunn head, Carver power amps, MXR effects pedals and a Hiwatt 4x12.
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Rig Rundown - Valient Thorr's Eidan & Sadat

July 15, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Madison, WI, where he catches up with Valient Thorr's guitarists Eidan Thorr & Sadat Thorr. In this segment, both Eidan and Sadat walk us through their rigs which include Marshall JCM800 50 watt heads, Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabs loaded with Celestion Vintage 30s, and the few pedals they use are an Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer, Electro-Harmonix POG, and Creation Audio Labs Boost/Overdrive.
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Rig Rundown - Deftones' Stephen Carpenter

July 9, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Madison, WI, where he catches up with Deftones' guitarist Stephen Carpenter and they chat about gear. In this segment, Stephen walks us through both his digital and his analog rig, which includes ZVex, MXR and Dunlop pedals running parallel with the computer program Guitar Rig. In addition, he shows off his two Marshall power amps and his collection of signature ESP guitars.
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Rig Rundown - Exodus' Gary Holt

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Exodus guitarist, Gary Holt. In this segment, Gary Holt talks about his upcoming Schecter signature guitar, his current live setup, the new DVD - Shovel Headed Tour Machine - and their forthcoming album - Exhibit B: The Human Condition.
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Rig Rundown - Exodus' Lee Altus

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Exodus guitarist, Lee Altus. In this segment, Lee Altus talks about his current live setup, the new DVD - Shovel Headed Tour Machine - and their forthcoming album - Exhibit B: The Human Condition.

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Rig Rundown - Arch Enemy's Christopher & Michael Amott

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Arch Enemy's guitarists Christopher Amott and Michael Amott. In this segment, the Amott brothers talk about this current live setup - guitars, amplifiers and effects - and how they recorded The Root of All Evil.
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Rig Rundown - Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick

December 23, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Davenport, IA, on 12/07/09 where he catches up with Megadeth's guitarists Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick. In this video segment, both Dave and Chris walk us through their thrash metal setups.

As we all know, Mr. Mustaine uses signature Dean Guitars (with 6-on-a-side) and Marshall power amps and cabs. To keep things simple and preventing from a lot of moving pieces that could break down, they both use DigiTech GSP1101 preamp. The only thing different in Chris Broderick's rig is his guitar, he currently is using a Ibanez Prestige. While Broderick preferes the RG series, he's rolling with the Prestige because of the trem system.

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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa: Guitars

December 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitarist powerhouse, Joe Bonamassa. In this video segment, we get to hear from Joe about his current slew of guitars for his current tour.

Joe walks us through several Gibsons, including his JB model # 001 (which he calms is his favorite), a "Gary Moore" Les Paul, another JB Goldtop model (with traditional white hardware), a cardinal red Firebird and an old Flying V. In addition, he shows off some Ernie Ball models like his Petrucci baritone and Steve Morse loaded with DiMarzios. To top it off, he breaks out a double-neck ... just for good measure!

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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa: Effects

December 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitar-slinger Joe Bonamassa. In this video segment, we catch up with Joe as he talks and plays us through the current line up of guitar effects on his pedalboard for the current tour.

He demos some of his favorite amp and effect setups including a Way Huge Pork Loin, a Fuzz Face (custom-made by George Tripps), a replica of an old Whirlwind phaser, a BOSS DD-3 Digital Delay, a TS-9 Tube Screamer, a Fulltone Tremolo and a rackmounted TC Electronic TC2290 delay.

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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa: Amplifiers

December 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa. In this portion, Joe talks and demos his current lineup of amps for the ongoing tour.

In this video segment, Joe shows off his amplifier setup during the 2009 tour. The four amp collection includes a 20 year old custom Bogner Uberschall, a Marshall Jubilee, a JB-100 Carol-Ann (1 of 10) and a Van Weelden Twinkleland, which according to Joe is the only one in the US.

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Rig Rundown - Rob Zombie's John 5

December 4, 2009
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, on 11/19/09 during the Rob Zombie '09 tour where she caught up with guitarist and tele wizard, John 5.

In this segment, John 5 walks us through his current live rig used for the current tour, including his plethora of Fender Custom Shop teles and siganture models, which all feature Dimarzio pickups or a Twisted Tele for the neck spot. He rocks a MINIMAL pedalboard (3 pedals and a wah!) and runs all that through various Marshall heads.

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Rig Rundown - GWAR's Mike Derks

December 4, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with GWAR's gore-tastic guitarist, Mike Derks - aka "Balsac the Jaws of Death."

In this segment, Derks walks us through his current live rig which includes his custom ESP EX which features a "Balsac-approved" GWAR decal on the body and on the fretboard. Its loaded with EMG 85 in the neck and 81 in the bridge. He runs the guitar through a Mesa Boogie TriAxis preamp, Lexicon MPX G2 effects processor, a Mesa Boogie Stereo Simul-Class 295 head, which runs through a custom Vader 4x12.

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Rig Rundown - Mastodon's Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher

November 9, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at the Val Air Ballroom where he visits backstage with Mastodon's Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher about their current live rigs.

In this Rig Rundown, Brent talks about his vintage Fender silverface combo and Marshall JMP heads. Also, he talks about his love for Gibson Les Pauls and his newly acquired Electrical Guitar Company's lucite V.

Bill Kelliher talks to us about his vintage vintage Explorers and Silverbursts and trying to incorporate his First Act 9-string into the live set a little more. In addition, he talks about his two Marshall heads (JMC 800 reissue and Kerry King Signature), Marshall and Mills Acoustic Cabs and his love for the new Morpheus Droptune Polyphonic Pitch Drop and Octave pedal.

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Rig Rundown - Dethklok's Brendon Small

November 9, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at the Val Air Ballroom where he visits backstage with Dethklok's (Metalocalypse) Brendon Small about his current live rig setup.

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Rig Rundown - Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell

September 29, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, at the Rave/Eagles Ballroom where he catches up with Alice in Chains' guitarist, singer/songwriter Jerry Cantrell. Jerry walks us through his current live rig for the ongoing Black Gives Way to Blue tour where he's using Bogner and Dave Friedman Marsha heads, G&L Rampages, Gibson Les Pauls and of course some effects including his original Dunlop Crybaby wah used on the epic "Man in the Box."
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Rig Rundown - Clutch's Tim Sult & Dan Maines

July 28, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, at Kuma's Corner's 4th Anniversary Block Party where Clutch, Baroness and Lionize performed. In this video segment, Jordan catches up with Clutch's Tim Sult (guitarist) and Dan Maines (bassist) and talks all things gear and their new record, "Strange Cousins From the West".
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