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May 2014

Metal and Hardcore in 2014: Council of Steel, Blood & Bone

March 27, 2014
Guitarists from six of the hottest metal and hardcore bands on the planet—including Dillinger Escape Plan, Baroness, and Funeral for a Friend—sit down with Premier Guitar to discuss the state of metal and hardcore in 2014.
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TC Electronic Ditto X2 Review

March 27, 2014
The new, bigger looper is even easier to use than its predecessor and now includes effects.
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Rodrigo Amarante's "Cavalo" Album Review

March 26, 2014
Brazilian multi-instrumentalist debut solo record manages to mix in indie flavor and more creating an entertaining listen.
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The Codependent Guitarist: The Art of Being a Sideman

March 25, 2014
Seasoned players explain how to succeed as a supporting guitarist.
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On Bass: Covering Your Basses

March 25, 2014
If you’re serious about playing bass for a living, it’s important to be intimately familiar with a number of different musical styles.
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Breedlove Premier Auditorium Rosewood Review

March 24, 2014
The acoustic experts from Bend, Oregon, deliver a versatile, luxurious-sounding jack-of-all-trades.
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Ask Amp Man: From Silverfaces to Silvertones

March 24, 2014
Making sense of the external speaker jacks on vintage Fenders—and resurrecting a cool old Silvertone.
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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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Bass Bench: Tuning Stability

March 21, 2014
Having problems keeping your bass in tune? Before you swap out the tuning machines, ponder a few facts.
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Manchester Orchestra: Sharing a Lung

March 20, 2014
Andy Hull and Robert McDowell deliver a dual-guitar coup de main on Cope—the Atlanta indie-rockers’ heaviest record to date.
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Third Man Bumble Buzz Review

March 20, 2014
Jack White's Third Man delivers a positively monstrous no-frills octave fuzz.
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Rickenbacker 366/12 Convertible

March 18, 2014
Discover how this 1967 Rickenbacker 366/12 can morph from a 12-string to a 6-string with the flick of a handle.
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State of the Stomp: Top 10 Pedal Picks from NAMM 2014

March 17, 2014
The coolest new pedals selected by a stompbox industry insider.
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Last Call: Out of Hand

March 16, 2014
Is now the time to deal with gear dependency?
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Tim Mahoney: 311 Comes Full Circle

March 14, 2014
After two decades of making funk-metal with his buds, 311's guitarist is excited about the band's first release on 311 Records.
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