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Guitarists

Hot Tuna: 50+ Years of Flavor Freshness

March 15, 2011
Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen—one of rock’s most enduring and legendary guitar-and-bass duos—chat with Premier Guitar about beer bellies vs. rosewood guitar backs, active preamps vs. passive bass electronics, and Hot Tuna’s first studio album in 20 years.
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Interview: Lance Lopez - Salvation From Sundown

February 3, 2011
Texas blues-rocker Lance Lopez gets back to his straight-blues roots after facing his demons
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Interview: Ty Tabor - King's X

January 25, 2011
Ty discusses his iconic guitar tone, current plans for a new King''s X album, his home studio, and his plethora of side projects
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Rig Rundown - John McLaughlin

January 23, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, where he catches up with guitarist John McLaughlin. In this Rig Rundown video segment, McLaughlin talks to us about using his Godin Freeway and use of effects.
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Interview: Pierre Bensusan

January 17, 2011
The world-renowned fingerstyle guru talks about his new album, Vividly, breaking his effects addiction, and why he made DADGAD his go-to tuning more than 30 years ago.
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Social Distortion: Punk At The Wheel

January 17, 2011
Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness and co-guitarist Jonny Wickersham talk about P-90 addiction, Ness’ knack for engrossing lyrics, and what it was like for the Les Paul Deluxe-loving leader of the veteran punk band to sit in the producer’s chair for Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.
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Brian Ray: 10 Years (And Counting) On a Magical Mystery Tour

January 17, 2011
Paul McCartney sideman Brian Ray talks about the decade he’s spent backing a Beatle—including his one-song audition in front of 80,000 football fans—as well as the smorgasbord of vintage gear he used to track his latest solo album, This Way Up.
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5 Funk Guitarists You Should Know

January 17, 2011
Meet the players who’ve done more than any other to set heads a-bobbing, hips a-swaying, and dance floors afire around the globe.
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Rig Rundown - Joe Satriani

January 7, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Chicago Theatre, in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with guitarist Joe Satriani before his 'Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards' Winter 2010 tour. In this Rig Rundown segment, Satriani walks us through all the gear and equipment he's using during the tour. Also, he talks about how this rig differs from the one he uses with supergroup Chickenfoot.
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All That Remains: Against the Wind

December 21, 2010
Oli Herbert and Mike Martin of All That Remains talk about their new album, "For We Are Many," how John Mayer and the blues figure into their band dynamic, and how they couldn’t care less what orthodox headbangers think of their melodic metal.
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Kevin Eubanks: Changing Channels

December 21, 2010
After playing for millions of people every night as bandleader on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Kevin Eubanks steps out of the spotlight and talks to PG about "Zen Food"—the most diverse album of his career—and why he hates being pigeonholed by the “jazz” label.
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Rig Rundown - Reverend Horton Heat

December 13, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at RIBCO Brewing in Rock Island, IL, where he catches up with rockabilly guitar slinger Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath for another Rig Rundown installment.

In this Rig Rundown video segment, the Rev talks about his signature Gretsch G6120RHH Hollowbody electric guitar, switching from his tried-and-true 1978 Fender Deluxe Reverb amp to a Gretsch Executive combo, and why he uses a rackmount delay during his live shows. In addition to the gear talk, the Rev talks and show off some techniques and playing styles he uses on a nightly basis while performing.
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Rig Rundown - Hank Williams III

December 8, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at People's Court where he catches up with country/metal artist Hank Williams III. In this Rig Rundown segment, Hank Williams III walks us through both his setups that he uses on a nightly basis--one for his traditional country set and another for his metal set.
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Interview: James Valentine (Maroon 5) - Hands All Over

December 2, 2010
Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine breaks down the recording process and gear for the group''s latest, Hands All Over, and discusses playing in a pop band and jazz ambitions.
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Rig Rundown - Jason Mraz

November 22, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Wrigley Field in September 2010 where she catches up with Jason Mraz's guitar tech JD who takes us through Mraz's current lineup of guitars, amps, and effects.
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Jimmy Herring: Triple-T Threat

November 16, 2010
Jimmy herring’s deft command of the three Ts—technique, tone, and taste—have made him the toast of the jam-band scene. here he talks about his fusion roots, his vintage Super reverb mods, and the mystery tele that’s all over the latest Widespread panic album.
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Bill Kirchen: The Dieselbilly King Rides Again

November 16, 2010
On "Word to the Wise," Bill Kirchen wraps his twangy Tele around a stunning collection of vocal duets to deliver the most compelling music of his career.
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Snowy White: Wailing on the Wall

November 16, 2010
Pink Floyd first recruited Snowy White and his ’57 goldtop Les Paul to back them on the road in 1976. Thirty-four years later, vocalist/bassist Roger Waters is still relying on the bluesman and his handful of Boss and Line 6 pedals to pull off an epic presentation of "The Wall."
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Magnificent Seven: The Sideman Roundtable, Part 2

November 12, 2010
Peter Thorn, Lyle Workman, Eric Schermerhorn, Jon Button, Frank Simes, Brian Ray, and Steve Stevens gather in L.A. to discuss the art of being a great sideman
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Rig Rundown - Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes

November 8, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at in Iowa City, IA, where she catches up with Warren Hayne's guitar tech--Brian Farmer. In this segment, we get to see Warren's amps--Diaz, Soldano and PRS, which all run through Marshall 4x12--his guitars that include some Gibson Les Pauls, ES-335s, Firebirds and a very rare 12-string Les Paul.
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