August

Guitarists

Steven Wilson and Guthrie Govan: To Shred or Not to Shred?

March 12, 2015
Player, producer, and Porcupine Tree frontman Wilson reunites with shred king Govan for another epic concept album.
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Rig Rundown: Maroon 5’s James Valentine [2015]

March 12, 2015
The mega-selling pop outfit’s 6-string guru shows us his vintage Teles, Matchless and Suhr amps, and ultra-flexible pedal and rack setup.
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A Place to Bury Strangers: Controlled Anarchy

March 5, 2015
Oliver Ackermann plays mad scientist with his band, A Place to Bury Strangers, and his pedal company, Death by Audio.
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CreativeLive Announces Tech Workshop for Guitarists

March 4, 2015
Kurt Bloch and Ben Verellen will demonstrate exactly how to get the best sound out of your gear.
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Rig Rundown: Guster's Luke Reynolds

March 4, 2015
The alt-rockers’ multi-instrumentalist shows us his ultra-modded Silvertone, Teisco, Gibson, and Fender axes.
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Imagine Dragons’ Wayne Sermon: Life in the Fast Lane

March 2, 2015
A love of synth-like tones, simple melodies, and classic rock carries this former jazzbo to the big stages.
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Staff Picks: Dynamic Duos

February 26, 2015
Shakey Graves joins PG editors and our Reader of the Month in naming the fantasy guitar duos of our dreams.
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Ben Chasny: Six of Everything

February 26, 2015
Acoustic fingerstlylist? Avant-garde noisemaker? Self-styled music theorist? The enigmatic guitarist behind Six Organs of Admittance is all of the above.
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Rig Rundown: Wayne Krantz

February 25, 2015
The jazz-rock maverick spills the details on his no-frills, get-it-done setup.
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Sir Richard Bishop: The Mystic and the Guitar with No Past

February 24, 2015
Channeling forces from a mysterious flattop, the veteran improviser finds musical freedom in Morocco.
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10 Things We Learned from 311’s Tim Mahoney

February 20, 2015
311’s guitarist opens up about his dream side project with unlikely heroes, working on an updated PRS signature model, and how he prefers to dress up his tacos.
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Echoes of Sweden: The Amazing’s Reine Fiske

February 19, 2015
The Amazing’s Reine Fiske uses vintage gear to take classic guitar vibes into new realms.
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Rig Rundown: Umphrey's McGee [2015]

February 18, 2015
The prog-jam heroes take us inside their “more is more” gear approach.
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Pedal to the Metal: A Short History of the Pedal Steel Guitar

February 17, 2015
Trace the evolution of the planet’s most mechanical—and for some, most mysterious—stringed instrument.
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The Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge and Chris Thile: Classically Blue(grass)

February 13, 2015
The progressive acoustic outfit teams up with a legendary producer to create the band’s most wildly interesting album yet, The Phosphorescent Blues.
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Rig Rundown: Rise Against

February 11, 2015
A time-tested formula fuels the hardcore band’s sound.
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Ville Leppänen: Finnish Lines

February 5, 2015
Americana slide and steel—as viewed from Helsinki.
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Rig Rundown: Comeback Kid

February 4, 2015
The Canadian hardcore band travels light and loud.
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All-Star Pedalboards 2015

February 3, 2015
10 stomp stations from PG’s hottest Rig Rundowns.
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The Prolific Robert Pollard

February 3, 2015
The Guided by Voices frontman and indie icon still writes songs at light speed, with two new releases under his new guise, Ricked Wicky, and another solo album by summer.
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