October 2016

Guitarists

Joe Bonamassa’s 5 Most Underrated Amps

September 23, 2014
A bona fide amp connoisseur discusses his most under-the-radar tone machines.
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Rig Rundown: Journey's Neal Schon (2014)

September 17, 2014
The self-admitted gear junkie walks us through his current rig.
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The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner: Ripping in the Darkness Wild

September 12, 2014
The garage-surf mastermind dissects his assbackward pedalboard and talks about how Z-Boys and Pearl Harbor inspired the irresistible fuzzed-out melodies on the Danish duo’s new album, Pe’ahi.
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Rig Rundown: Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

September 4, 2014
The Australian fingerpicker explains how he uses minimal gear to get maximum tone.
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Ace Frehley: Cosmic Space Invasion

September 2, 2014
With a new label and several pending projects in the works, the former Kiss legend is still rocking the riffs.
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Rig Rundown: Helmet's Page Hamilton

August 27, 2014
The alt-metal pioneer talks about his love for ESP guitars and shows off some of his homemade mods.
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Opeth: Swedish Floyd

August 26, 2014
Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt disses predictability, explains why he won’t give any musician advice, and admits loving ... Rihanna? Plus, lead guitarist Fredrik Åkesson talks about the making of Pale Communion.
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Dot Hacker: Psychic Friends Network

August 25, 2014
Red Hot Chili Pepper Josh Klinghoffer and former Gnarls Barkley guitarist Clint Walsh talk about their chance meeting and the toys/tools used to create the gaze-prog fever dreams on their two new Dot Hacker albums, How’s Your Process (Work) and How’s Your Process (Play).
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Ty Segall: Manipulation Man

August 21, 2014
The multi-instrumentalist blends fuzz and jangle, sweet and salty on his new album.
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Rig Rundown: Def Leppard

August 20, 2014
Vivian Campbell and Phil Collen take PG through their surprisingly tube-free rigs.
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Joel Harrison: Seeking Commonality in Sound

August 19, 2014
The avant guitarist travels through very different musical worlds on multiple releases this year, including a duet with Indian sarod master Anupam Shobhakar.
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Rig Rundown: Kiss

August 13, 2014
Guitarist Tommy Thayer talks Les Pauls and philanthropy while Gene and Paul’s techs give us a peek behind the curtain and show us the gear behind the hottest band in the world.
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Brian Setzer: Songbirds & Vinyl

August 12, 2014
The Twin Cities twangmeister reveals how blasting Zeppelin LPs with his daughter inspired Rockabilly Riot! All Original—a prototypical rave-up with fun, beautiful twists.
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Aaron Freeman: Return to Form

August 7, 2014
After a quarter century with Ween, the guitarist disbanded the group and got sober. He’s back with new music and that same penchant for dark, funny, and weird.
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Rig Rundown: Fall Out Boy

August 6, 2014
The multi-platinum pop-punk band talks about signature guitars and the latest lineup in their never-ending gear swap.
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Andy McKee: Tapping into New Territory

August 5, 2014
On his new EP, Mythmaker, the acoustic virtuoso introduces surprising new sounds—and a new approach to releasing music.
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Mastodon: A Year in the Life of the Sludge Metal Lords

August 1, 2014
Riffmeisters Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds play for the song on the quartet’s sixth album, Once More ’Round the Sun.
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Slash: Hats Off

July 31, 2014
One of the most beloved (and humble) guitarists alive opens up about capturing the humanity in music without effects, improvising off of himself, and finding someone who would push him in the studio for the first time in years.
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Rig Rundown: Brand New's Jesse Lacey and Vincent Accardi

July 30, 2014
The Long Island alt-rockers spill the dirt on their beloved Fender guitars, outrageous fuzzboxes, and why they both prefer boutique cabs.
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Forgotten Heroes: Emily Remler

July 29, 2014
A nice New Jersey girl changed jazz guitar forever by getting so good that people had to listen to her unleash her inner Wes Montgomery.
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