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Rig Rundown

Rig Rundown: Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, and Johnny Christ

November 6, 2013
Get the inside scoop on the three monstrous rigs that powered one of metal's biggest bands during their fall leg Hail to the King 2013 tour.
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Rig Rundown: Hunter Hayes

October 30, 2013
The country star shows us his favorite gear backstage at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
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Rig Rundown: Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein

October 18, 2013
The former-Misfits guitarist runs us through his punk-rock minimalist setup and details how he builds his own guitars.
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Rig Rundown: The Black Crowes' Rich Robinson

October 2, 2013
Rich Robinson's longtime tech, Doug Redler, shows us Robinson's rig—which includes everything from relic’d Gibsons to Japanese Zemaitis models, and even a few Gretschs and Teles.
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Rig Rundown: Papa Roach's Jerry Horton & Tobin Esperance

September 25, 2013
The alt-rockers chat about reducing their tonal footprint and working with Schecter and Lakland on their choice axes.
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Rig Rundown: John Scofield & Avi Bortnick

September 18, 2013
Überjammer John Scofield walks us through his far-reaching pedalboard and we also go deep with Avi Bortnick and his modern take on funk guitar.
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Rig Rundown: Shinedown's Zach Myers and Eric Bass

September 11, 2013
Myers talks about his unwavering loyalty to PRS Guitars showing us his current touring collection while Bass discusses his various signature Dean basses and why he's using a solid-state guitar head for distorted bass tones.
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Rig Rundown - Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan & Brian Cook

September 5, 2013
Premier Guitar heads into Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago to catch up with Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan and Brian Cook during the recording of Memorial where the duo shows off their studio rigs and collection of boutique gear.
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Rig Rundown - Queens of the Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen

August 28, 2013
Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen chats about his upcoming signature Fender Jazzmaster and his go-to amps and pedals. Plus! Photos of Josh Homme's and bassist Michael Shuman's main gear.
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Rig Rundown - Billy Idol's Steve Stevens

August 21, 2013
Steve Stevens shows us his entire Billy Idol live setup, including his signature Knaggs guitars and Friedman amps, as well as the toy ray gun he modified for the "Rebel Yell" solo.
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Rig Rundown - Middle Class Rut's Zack Lopez

August 14, 2013
Middle Class Rut guitarist Zack Lopez discusses his new current live setup with a full band, as well as the three-rig configuration used for the two-man attack that MC Rut is known for, and demos his "simplified" rig.
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Rig Rundown - Styx's James Young and Ricky Phillips

August 7, 2013
Check out the gear Styx guitarist James Young and bassist Ricky Phillips use on tour!
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Rig Rundown - Vince Gill & Paul Franklin

July 31, 2013
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin discuss the gear they used when recording Bakersfield.
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Rig Rundown - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell

July 27, 2013
We go inside Mike Campbell's drool-inducing lineup of vintage guitars and amps he brings on the road. Campbell's guitar tech, Steve Winstead, walks us through every guitar, amp, and pedal and lets us in on Campbell's time-tested formula for great tone. Here are some highlights.
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Rig Rundown: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner

July 17, 2013
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner explains why his first-ever guitar is still his main one, and we get a detailed look at the four-amp, four-pedalboard rig he uses live.
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Rig Rundown - Michael Angelo Batio

July 6, 2013
Batio talks to us about his various signature models from Dean Guitars, including a double-guitar signature, and his 4-amp setup (Marshall and Dime), and his sparse pedalboard with overdrive, delay, and wah.
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Rig Rundown - REO Speedwagon's Dave Amato

June 27, 2013
REO Speedwagon guitarist Dave Amato details his rig during the recent Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express tour with Styx and Ted Nugent.
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Rig Rundown - Living Colour's Vernon Reid & Doug Wimbish

June 20, 2013

Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Park West in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Living Colours' Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish during their 2013 U.S. tour.


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Rig Rundown - Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman

June 12, 2013

Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman talks in depth about his upcoming signature model and love for Mesa/Boogie amps.


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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa (2013)

June 5, 2013

Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Rockford, IL, where she catches up with Joe Bonamassa's tech Mike Hickey who details Bonamassa's current solo rig.


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