December 2016

Staff Picks

Staff Picks: Dynamic Duos

February 26, 2015
Shakey Graves joins PG editors and our Reader of the Month in naming the fantasy guitar duos of our dreams.
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Staff Picks: Pining for Thy Board

January 28, 2015
What pedalboard haunts your dreams? PG editors chime in along with Upon a Burning Body’s Ruben Alvarez.
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Best Albums of 2014

December 31, 2014
PG’s music-loving staffers reveal their favorite records of the past year.
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Staff Picks: Unplugged

December 16, 2014
Anthrax’s Scott Ian joins PG editors and our Reader of the Month in discussing our favorite acoustic works.
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Staff Picks: We Have Contact!

November 27, 2014
Ahhh … first loves. Miss May I’s Justin Aufdemkampe joins the PG staff in remembering our first encounters with the world of guitar.
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Staff Picks: Albums of 2014

November 3, 2014
Brooklyn-based acoustic virtuoso on the rise Steve Gunn chimes in with Premier Guitar editors to muse on the best music made in 2014.
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Staff Picks: Finding Your Voice

October 2, 2014
Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge teams up with the PG editors to dole out some tips on discovering your vision.
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Staff Picks: Eye-Candy Pedals

September 8, 2014
Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson joins the PG staff to talk about eye-candy pedals and current guitar obsessions.
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Staff Picks: Road Songs

July 27, 2014
Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss joins the PG staff to talk about road-trip songs and current guitar obsessions.
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Staff Picks: Question and Obsession

June 29, 2014
Guitarist Johnny A. joins us in thinking inside the box, as we ponder what type of amp best suits our individual personalities. We also share our current guitar obsessions.
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Staff Picks: Studio Spies

May 25, 2014
Oz Noy joins the Premier Guitar staff in playing voyeur by admitting their musical heroes they'd want to observe working in the studio.
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Staff Picks: Unsung Heroes

April 27, 2014
Traffic’s Dave Mason joins PG editors and our Reader of the Month in celebrating our forgotten heroes—masterful players who’ve impacted the course of guitar history but perhaps never got their dues.
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Staff Picks: Modern Metal—Rock or Rank?

March 23, 2014
The state of modern metal, as discussed in recent (unofficial) PG social media polls, seems to be a point of contention among guitarists. Gus G. joins us in considering modern metal.
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Staff Picks: Book Worms

March 4, 2014
Books! Check 'em out! Veteran folkie John Hammond, PG editors, and our Reader of the Month discuss great guitar lit to learn from.
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Staff Picks: Player's Prerogative

February 3, 2014
This month Zakk Wylde joins PG editors as we name the guitar we’re playing right now.
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Staff Picks: Mod Squad

December 22, 2013
PG editors and special guests swap hot-rodding stories.
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Staff Picks: Break a Leg!

November 21, 2013
Guitarist Kaki King and the Reader of the Month join Premier Guitar editors in sharing personal tips to combat stage fright.
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Staff Picks: Gear of the Year

October 29, 2013
Tele master Jim Campilongo, reader Matt Heckroth, and PG editors talk about which pieces of gear from 2013 they just can’t get out of their heads.
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Staff Picks: Guitarless

September 29, 2013
Guitarist David Bromberg joins Premier Guitar editors (and a lucky reader of the month) in discussing our favorite music—sans guitar.
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Staff Picks: Tribute Bands

August 29, 2013
Songwriter/guitarist Willy Mason joins our hypothetical exercise to come up with the ultimate cover band concept.
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