December 2016

Premier Blog

Vintage Vault: 1959 Rickenbacker 360

December 4, 2016
A classic Rick stays sharp thanks to European styling and its historic “glo.”
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Ask Amp Man: Restoring a Worn Regal’s Royal Tone

December 2, 2016
Some new components and a speaker might make an old Canadian tuber sound über.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: A Wing and a Player

December 1, 2016
If imitation is flattery, there’s plenty of flattery in guitar design. And that’s okay.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Churchill Cigar Box Guitar

November 30, 2016
A simple bridge replacement makes for a killer, totally tunable tone machine.
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Last Call: Find Your Sensei

November 28, 2016
Having a guitar guru can fill your heart with confidence—and humility.
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Trash or Treasure: Sunn Solos II

November 21, 2016
Twenty bucks for a 1970s Sunn combo in excellent condition makes for a Saturday well spent!
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Tuning Up: Let’s Acknowledge the Caveman in the Room

November 20, 2016
PG chief editor Shawn Hammond on why it’s time to move beyond dominant-male guitar lingo.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Power

November 18, 2016
Ten options for fueling your pedalboard population.
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On Bass: Low-End Life Hacks

November 17, 2016
Why the "right" way isn’t always the right way.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: In Loving Memory of Alan Vincent

November 15, 2016
A PG fan pays tribute to a beloved son, gone too soon but never forgotten.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Challenges of Wood Sourcing

November 14, 2016
The lowdown on tonewood availability from a small-scale guitar manufacturer’s perspective.
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Ask Amp Man: Restoring Electrical Flow to Peavey Combos

November 11, 2016
Although certainly not a benchmark of tone, these amps delivered affordable reliability.
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Staff Picks: Dream Rigs

November 10, 2016
As we cross the 300 mark on number of Rig Rundowns filmed, Premier Guitar columnist Pete Thorn joins editors in naming our favorite gear-geek-out vids.
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State of the Stomp: A Pedal Builder’s Pet Peeves

November 8, 2016
Dwarfcraft Devices' Ben Hinz serves up a checklist of how to royally piss him off.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: I Have Seen the Enemy, and It’s OS

November 6, 2016
Pop the hatch on your self-driving car, load in your automated guitar, and head out for tonight’s gig?
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Bass Bench: Straight or Bowed Neck?

November 4, 2016
Here’s how to adjust your truss rod for a low-action setup.
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Vintage Vault: 1985 Paul Reed Smith Custom

November 3, 2016
A pre-production PRS that foreshadowed the guitar builder’s future successes.
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Last Call: Don’t Be Dogged by Gear Dogma

November 2, 2016
Beware: Guitar mythology can become a tar pit.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Water’s War on Wood

November 1, 2016
Taylor Guitars master luthier Andy Powers explains weather and humidity's affects on guitars so you can help your instruments live less stressful lives.
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