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July 2013

Interview: Ronnie Earl - Blues Shaman

June 12, 2013
It’s all about spirit for the Broadcasters’ leader—from channeling mentors such as John Coltrane and Hubert Sumlin, to battling inner demons, to releasing good vibes from the stage to his audience.
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Review Demo - Danelectro '67 Heaven

June 12, 2013
Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond demos the Danelectro '67 Heaven reissue for the July 2013 issue of Premier Guitar.
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Humphrey Espresso 15 Acoustic Amp Review

June 11, 2013
A stylish, EL84-driven acoustic amp with touch and tones aplenty whether you’re a technique-obsessed finger-stylist or a simple strummer.
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Staff Picks: To Plug In or Not to Plug In

June 11, 2013
Mike Keneally and PG editors in discussing the best guitar for beginners to start their journey with: acoustic or electric.
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Album Review: Greg Koch Band - "Plays Well with Others"

June 11, 2013
Koch invites Joe Bonamassa, Robben Ford, and Paul Barrère to the party.
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ZT Extortion Expressive Distortion Pedal Review

June 10, 2013
The ZT Extortion Expressive Distortion is an exceptional overdrive/distortion combo that gives you a ton of tone combinations under one roof.
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1961 Epiphone Casino and 1959 Devon

June 10, 2013
This 1961 Epiphone Casino was a near twin to Gibson’s ES-330.
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Your Partners in Good Tone

June 9, 2013
The stage and sound techs that can make or break every gig you do.
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Danelectro '67 Heaven Electric Guitar Review

June 8, 2013
The '67 Heaven features souped-up pickups and better hardware than the originals, but it retains the original’s modest price tag and old-school vibe.
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Fighting Feedback in a Telecaster

June 8, 2013
By addressing two of problematic areas, the following mods will dramatically reduce the chance of feedback.
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Interview: Rival Sons - Falling Upward

June 7, 2013
After losing a deal with Atlantic Records and thinking all was lost, guitarist Scott Holiday stuck to his guns and went on to found Rival Sons—the buzzed-about strutters whose raw take on classic rock has found a fan in Jimmy Page, AC/DC, and Guns N’ Roses.
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Rock ’n’ Roll Is a Contact Sport

June 7, 2013
Adrenaline, anger, excess, stupidity, and the inherent danger lurking around pits, stairs, and stages make for thousands of rock-related injuries every year.
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Guitars Worth Leaving Behind

June 6, 2013
An interesting yet disturbing trend of late in the vintage-guitar market is perfectly correct instruments being parted out to meet the demand for rare hardware.
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Album Review: Black Sabbath - "13"

June 6, 2013
Ozzy & Co.'s latest relies heavily on the sounds of their past, with flickers of hope for the future.
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Tone King Sky King Amp Review

June 5, 2013
A handwired 35-watt combo that can switch between pentode and ultra-linear modes for added versatility.
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