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December 2014

Guitarists

Rig Rundown: The War on Drugs

October 29, 2014
The indie rocker combines’ vintage Gibsons and Hiwatts with modern Fenders and a Bradshaw system.
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Joe Perry: 43 Years of Wrenching Strings with Aerosmith

October 28, 2014
Touring a new tell-all autobiography, Aerosmith’s riffmeister reflects on the highs and lows of a colorful career.
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A Lesson in Violence: Exodus' Gary Holt & Lee Altus

October 23, 2014
The Bay Area thrash legends on their moonshine-vs.-wine riff-writing styles, reuniting (again) with vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, and founding guitarist Kirk Hammett’s cameo on Blood In, Blood Out.
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Tim Mahoney’s Top Five Oddball Pedals

October 20, 2014
311’s tap-dancing guitarist lists his must-have effects.
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Blake Mills: Emotional Rescue

October 16, 2014
On his second solo outing, Blake Mills grabs the spotlight with a dream team of special guests—including Don Was, Fiona Apple, Jon Brion, and Jim Keltner—for a poignant, heartfelt journey back in time to the way rock records used to be made.
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Rig Rundown: Against Me!

October 15, 2014
Guitarists Laura Jane Grace and James Bowman achieve savage-punk tones through old-school loud tube-amps and pedals.
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Music Maker Relief Foundation: Playing It Forward

October 14, 2014
For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has championed roots musicians by giving hope and ultimately helping them to keep doing what they love.
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Syd Arthur: The Arthurian Knights of Jamalot

October 13, 2014
Canterbury’s prog-rockers reboot for the 21st century.
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Melissa Etheridge: Guitar Storyteller

October 10, 2014
From a badminton racket to her signature Ovation and various 12-string obsessions in between, one of rock’s reigning queens shares a few of her favorite guitar things.
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Top 5 Pop-Rock Rig Rundowns

October 8, 2014
Witness the gear of the pop-rock gods—from James Valentine's fully-loaded boutique board to Monte Pittman's stash of signature axes, Justin Derrico's collection of Les Pauls, the Neon Trees' custom Fender setup, and John Mayer's beat-and-battered BLACK1 Strat.
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