December 2016

Rig Rundown

Rig Rundown: J.D. Simo

January 20, 2014
Go gear-geekery deep with this Nashville ace who talks (and warns) about the addiction of playing vintage gear.
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Rig Rundown: Brendan Benson

January 8, 2014
The Raconteurs guitarist and solo artist welcomes PG into his studio to show off his collection of offbeat and vintage gear.
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Top 5 Rig Rundowns of 2013

January 1, 2014
Check out the most popular and talked about RRs from the last year.
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Rig Rundown: The Cult's Billy Duffy

December 26, 2013
Duffy tells PG about the three-amp setup he uses to recreate the tones from "She Sells Sanctuary," "Fire Woman," and more on the Cult's Electric 13 tour.
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Rig Rundown: Slayer

December 19, 2013
The godfathers of thrash metal show off their signatures axes, explain why they bow at the alter of Marshall, and King and Holt talk about their different preferences for Kahler and Floyd Rose bridges.
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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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Rig Rundown: John 5

December 6, 2013
While on tour with Rob Zombie, Mr. 5 shows us his bevy of hot-rod Teles, including a "lava lamp" model and another inspired by Hee Haw legend Buck Owens.
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Rig Rundown: Deftones' Stephen Carpenter & Sergio Vega

November 27, 2013
The Deftones' string section talks about revamping its approach to amplification and the players who inspired their instrument choices.
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Rig Rundown: All That Remains' Oli Herbert and Mike Martin

November 22, 2013
The East Coast shredders talk about their favorite Jackson and Charvel axes, how they fell in love with the EVH 5150III heads, and what are there go-to boxes.
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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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