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GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - Practice and Recording Spaces

September 10, 2010
See where Premier Guitar readers practice, record, and jam
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Rig Rundown - John Mayer

September 9, 2010
Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Tinley Park, IL, where she goes onstage and checks out John Mayer's current live setup with the help of legendary guitar tech Rene Martinez (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince, Mick Jones).

In this segment, Rene walks us through John's amps (Dumble Steel Stringer, Two-Rock John Mayer Signature, and Fender Bassman), his cabinets (Alessandro 2x12s with Celestions), his effects (including Eventide TimeFactor, a Boss GE-7 Equalizer, an Ibanez TS-10 Tube Screamer Classic, a Roger Linn AdrenaLinn III Beat-Synced Filter Effects Processor, a Korg Toneworks G4 Rotary Speaker Simulator, a Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive, a small Analog Man Comprossor, an original Marshall Bluesbreaker, a Keeley Electronics Katana Clean Boost, a MXR M-108 10-band EQ, a Roger Linn AdrenaLinn Groove Filter FX-Amp Modeling-Drum Box Processor, a Roger Linn AdrenaLinn II Beat-Synched Filter Effects Processor, a Way Huge Aqua Puss Analog Delay, and an additional Eventide TimeFactor), which is anchored by a custom Bob Bradshaw switching system and controller. Rene even shows off some of Mayer's 40 guitars he currently has on tour.
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Now vs. Then: Was it Really Better?

September 8, 2010
Is "then" necessarily better than "now"?
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Normandy Alumicaster Electric Guitar Review

September 7, 2010
Normandy''s Alumicaster breaks T-style traditions in more ways than just the material
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Line 6 Spider Valve MKII 1x12 Combo Amp Review

September 3, 2010
Line 6 continues to hone their digitally-designed, tube-powered amp models while attempting to pack even more effects into the latest incarnation of the Spider Valve line.
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GALLERY: Born in the Sixties - Electric Guitars

September 2, 2010
A selection of guitars from each year of the 1960s are highlighted
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Taylor GS Mini Acoustic Guitar Review

September 2, 2010
The GS Mini is a smaller-sized guitar that doesn''t sacrifice tone or playability
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Montreal Guitar Show '10 - Manzer Guitars

August 31, 2010
PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Manzer Guitars played by Tony McManus.
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Handmade or Factory Made Acoustics?

August 30, 2010
Things to consider when choosing between a factory-built acoustic and a handmade one
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DooDad Guitars Check-a-Board Overdrive and Boost Pedal Review

August 27, 2010
The Check-a-Board provides an updated version of classic medium-gain overdrive with a built-in boost.
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