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GALLERY: Jonathan Singer's Rare and Vintage Guitar Portraits

September 17, 2010
Nine guitar portraits taken by renowned botanical photographer Jonathan Singer for a February 2011 gallery at the Morrison Hotel Gallery.
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Rig Rundown - Social Distortion's Mike Ness & Jonny Wickersham

September 16, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Council Bluffs, IA, where he catches up with Social Distortion's Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham and they talk to us about their current live rigs and setups.

Ness' current live setup includes 70s Gibson Les Paul Deluxes (two-goldtops), a '67 Fender Bassman head going through two Marshall 1960B 4x10 cabs. The only pedal in his setup is a Boss SD-1 Overdrive. Wickersham's setup includes original '60s Les Paul Juniors and a '50s Telecaster that run through a Satellite head and two Marshall 4x12 cabs.
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Lovepedal Kalamazoo and RedHead Pedal Reviews

September 15, 2010
A flexible, chimey overdrive and an aggressive, high-gain distortion from Lovepedal are reviewed.
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Tone Down Under: A Brief History of Vintage Australian Tube Amps

September 14, 2010
A look at the history of Goldentone, Rex, Eminar, Moody, Maton, and other early Australian amp builders
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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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