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Staff Picks

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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Staff Picks: Down Home

August 1, 2013
PG editors and Tele master Guthrie Trapp discuss country classics.
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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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Staff Picks: It's Evolution Baby!

May 11, 2013
You know what they say: Learn from the past so history doesn’t repeat itself. In this spirit, PG editors, the reader of the month, and guitarist Keaton Simons discuss innovations
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Staff Picks: Heavy Lifting

April 15, 2013
We let our hair down this month to ponder our weapons of choice as would-be metal gods.
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Staff Picks: Anytime, Anywhere

March 11, 2013
We asked PG readers to share the strangest places you’ve played guitar, and the responses were hilarious, endearing, and disturbing (yes, apparently “on the can” is normal).
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