December 2016

Guitarists

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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GALLERY: People of NAMM, Part 1

January 30, 2015
Whether giving blistering gear demos or autographs, these well-known artists drew crowds in Anaheim this year.
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Rig Rundown: Four Year Strong

January 28, 2015
The melodic hardcore pop-punkers dish the dirt on dirty gear.
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Tao Guitar: Gabriel Marin

January 26, 2015
The freaky-fast guitarist for fusion band Consider the Source uses his classical training to create far-out sounds.
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Top 5 Studio Rig Rundowns

January 21, 2015
Witness the gear of these studs as we go into their recording spaces and get personal with Larry Carlton's famous ES-335, Brendan Benson's closet full of stomps and amps, Russian Circles' Custom Shop First Act axes, Brent Mason's coveted Valley Arts T-style, and Vai's unreal collection of guitars at his Harmony Hut.
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Video Premiere: Sir Richard Bishop "Guitar Talk"

January 21, 2015
The 6-string legend details the expensive, rare guitar that he had to have.
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Boutique Thrash: Cancer Bats’ Scott Middleton

January 16, 2015
A punk-metal monster—and sophisticated tone-seeker.
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Rig Rundown: Drive-By Truckers

January 14, 2015
The Southern rockers reveal their workingman’s approach to gear and show off some oddball axes.
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Tim Sparks: The Journey Back Home

January 13, 2015
Fingerstyle wizard and world traveler Tim Sparks merges his North Carolina roots with the many indigenous sounds he has explored throughout his career.
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10 Things We Learned from Maroon 5’s James Valentine

January 9, 2015
The chart-topping lead guitarist opens up about singing in front of Beatles, failing at guitar design, and why he suffers from G.A.S. just like you.
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Andy Wood: Un-Chicken Pickin’

December 30, 2014
This Nashville shredder boldly blends bluegrass and fusion.
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On the Rise! 5 Must-Hear Emerging Acoustic Guitarists

December 26, 2014
A handful of genre-bending players share their vision of contemporary acoustic guitar.
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Rig Rundown: Gwar (2014)

December 24, 2014
Simulated mutilations and fake blood aside, GWAR are gear junkies like the rest of us.
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The Mattson 2: Twinterconnectivity

December 23, 2014
This guitar-driven duo channels Iron Maiden, Coltrane, and ’70s German techno to make a different kind of heavy.
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In Search of Sun: Beyond Driven

December 22, 2014
This eclectic British metal outfit’s blistering debut generates plenty of light and heat, thanks to contrasting guitarists Rory Kay and David Mena Ferrer.
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