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Guitarists

My Morning Jacket: Gymnasium Americana

June 14, 2011
Jim James and Carl Broemel of the Grammy-nominated My Morning Jacket talk about their treasured tape echo units, the musical magic that happens when you jettison logic, and how tracking live in an old gym helped them create their own universe on "Circuital".
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Ivan Julian: Spleen On His Sleeve

June 14, 2011
Punk veteran Ivan Julian—formerly of Richard Hell & the Voidoids—fesses up about how bassoons, glued-together vintage Strats, Electro-Voice SRO speakers, and acoustic strings on electric guitars led to the magic on his new album, "The Naked Flame".
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Steve Cropper: The Royale Treatment

June 14, 2011
Steve Cropper, the reigning king of tasty Memphis R&B guitar for more than five decades, chronicles his ascent to musical immortality and his new tribute to childhood guitar hero Lowman Pauling of the “5” Royales.
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Rig Rundown - Billy F. Gibbons - ZZ Top

June 7, 2011
Rebecca Dirks is On Location with Elwood Francis, guitar tech for Billy F. Gibbons to check out Billy's live rig. See the Gretsches and Les Pauls, check out the detailed settings on Billy's Marshal JMP-1s, and learn what strings, picks, and slides Reverend Willy G. uses night after night.
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Rig Rundown - Victor Wooten & Regi Wooten

June 7, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, WI, where she catches up with bassist Victor Wooten and his brother Regi Wooten (guitarist) to find out what they are currently using for guitars, amps, and effects during their tour with the Stanley Clarke Band.
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Raveonettes: Grave-Pop Serenades

May 17, 2011
The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo talk about their ambient-rock evolution on "Raven in the Grave", strategies for avoiding pattern-based songwriting, and how multiple reverb pedals can create a harmonically raging wall of sound.
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Warren Haynes: Working-Class Hero

May 17, 2011
Warren Haynes takes us inside "Man in Motion", his first solo album in 15 years. Plus, co-producer Gordie Johnson and bassist George Porter Jr. discuss working with one of rock’s busiest guitar slingers.
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Joel Kosche: Smashing Young Man

May 17, 2011
Joel Kosche talks about how persistence and ambition paved the way from dead-end gigging on the Atlanta circuit to becoming the guitar tech—and then the main axe man— for the chart-topping rock band Collective Soul. Plus, he gives us the lowdown on his go-to studio amps—which he designed and built from scratch.
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Rig Rundown - Luther Dickinson

May 11, 2011
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the Roxy in Hollywood, CA, where he catches up with North Mississippi Allstars and Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson. In this segment, Luther Dickinson talks about the gear he's currently using on the North Mississippi Allstars' tour, which includes Fuch Amps, Gibson, Hagstrom, Epiphone, and Hofner hollowbody guitars, and Radial Engineering, Boss, and other guitar effects stompboxes.
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Interview: Elliot Easton - Hello Again

May 9, 2011
The Cars'' Elliot Easton talks about reuniting with his chart-topping new wave bandmates and using a bunch of guitars from his amazing collection to record their classic-sounding new album, Move Like This.
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Rig Rundown - G.Love

May 4, 2011
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the Majestic Theater in Madison, WI, where he catches up with guitarist G.Love. In this Rig Rundown, G.Love shows off his pedalboard (Electro-Harmonix Wiggler, EHX Q-Tron, RC Booster, Keeley Compressor, Boss Digital Delay, Boss Flanger), amps (Ampeg J-20 Jet and Fender Deluxe Reverb), and guitars (Gretsch G.Love Signature Corvette, Gretsch Black Penguin, Gretsch Black Falcon, Gretsch 60th Anniversary, and several Gibson acoustics).
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Interview: Moving Mountains - Making Waves

May 4, 2011
Greg Dunn and Frank Graniero of Moving Mountains talk gear, recording, and balancing a full-time tour schedule while still in college.
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Brian Setzer: The Thrill Is Anything But Gone

April 19, 2011
Brian Setzer breaks down his love-hate relationship with vintage Gretsches and the roots that fed the dizzying array of styles—from bluegrass banjo to archtop jazz and rockabilly revelry—on his new album "Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!"
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Thursday: Melody vs. Discord

April 19, 2011
Tom Keeley and Steve Pedulla of the influential post-hardcore band Thursday discuss the importance of roots, how trust and respect empower their dual-guitar partnership, and how broken gear and effects accidents brought fresh sounds to their new album, "No Devoluci—n".
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Rig Rundown - Rush's Alex Lifeson

April 14, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the United Center where she talks with Rush's Alex Lifeson's tech Scott Appleton about the gear Lifeson is using on Rush's 2011 Time Machine tour. Appleton shows off all Lifeson's gear, including Gibson Les Paul Axcess Alex Lifeson Signature models, a ES-355, a Fender reissue '52 Tele, and two '90s PRS models. Lifeson uses Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MKII Alex Lifeson Signature heads, Steam Punk Statesman 2x12 Cabinets, and a Hughes & Kettner Coreblade.
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Rig Rundown - The Roots' Captain Kirk Douglas & Owen Biddle

April 11, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the IMU Lounge at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, where she talks with the Roots' guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas and bassist Owen Biddle.
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Interview: Drive By Truckers' Patterson Hood - "Go-Go Boots"

April 11, 2011
Premier Guitar talks to Patterson Hood about the inspiration for the new Drive-By Truckers album, why he recently switched from the Goldtop to an SG, and the beauty of taking a simple approach to tone.
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Rig Rundown - Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey, Tim Brennan & Jeff DaRosa

April 5, 2011
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with the Dropkick Murphys before their show. In this Rig Rundown segment, we get to hear from Ken Casey (vocals, bass), Tim Brennan (guitar), Jeff DaRosa (acoustic guitar, banjo, flute, piano, mandolin), and James Lynch (guitar).
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Interview: Rory Block - When a Woman Gets the Blues

April 4, 2011
Rory Block chats with Premier Guitar about her blues education, beloved Martins, and her compositional process.
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Interview: Paul Pigat - It’s a Sin

March 24, 2011
Pigat talks gear, songwriting, and his two wildly different recent releases, “It’s a Sin” and “Boxcar Campfire”
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