December 2016

Guitarists

Interview: Paul Gilbert - Mr. Shred-Jangles

August 17, 2010
Long dogged and annoyed by the “shred” epithet, Paul Gilbert uses engrained jangle-pop sensibilities, deft tone selection, and jaw-dropping licks to prove he can’t be pigeonholed— even on an all-instrumental album like his new Fuzz Universe
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GALLERY: A Year at the Iridium Without Les Paul

August 12, 2010
In year after Les Paul''s death, a diverse array of talented guitarists took the stage on Monday nights to fill in with the Les Paul Trio. Photographer Frank White shares his images of some of the performers.
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Rig Rundown - Brad Paisley's Amps & Effects

August 6, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Moline, IL, where she catches up with Chad Weaver--PG Columnist and Brad Paisley's guitar tech--and he walks us through the current selection of amps and effects Paisley is using during his 2010 H2O World Tour.

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Interview: Steve Wariner - The Heart of Country (and Swing, Jazz, Folk...)

August 6, 2010
Steve Wariner on putting together the tribute, the era-appropriate instruments he used, why he loves the Tele, and the benefits of recording under his own label.
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Interview: Steve Howe on Asia's "Omega," Touring With Yes, and the Steve Howe Trio

July 29, 2010
Howe discusses his hectic touring schedule, getting jazzy with his trio, the gear for each gig, and his distaste for blues
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Unsung Heroes: Exploring the Legacy of Forgotten ’60s Rockers

July 20, 2010
Why you shouldn''t forget about Vinny Martell, Zal Yanovsky, Gene Cornish, John Cipollina, Michael Monarch, Randy California, Dick Wagner, Erik Braunn, Jerry Miller, Eddie Philips, and Roy Wood
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Future Blues: The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach

July 20, 2010
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach indulges his love of killer fuzz and timeless song structures to create the soul-swinging and super-infectious new LP Brothers.
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Brothers and Sisters In Arms: Guitars for Vets

July 20, 2010
Guitars for Vets organizers Patrick Nettesheim and Dan Van Buskirk help veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder find hope again through music.
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Rig Rundown - Baroness' Peter Adams, John Baizley

July 15, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Madison, WI, where he catches up with Baroness' guitarists Peter Adams and John Baizley. They walk us through their rigs which include custom shop First Act guitars, Gibson Les Pauls, BadCat amplifiers, Emperor and Green guitar cabinets, and effects from companies like Electro-Harmonix, MXR, Boss, Dunlop, Ernie Ball, etc.
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Rig Rundown - The Melvins' King Buzzo

July 15, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up the Melvins guitarist King Buzzo. In this segment, Buzzo walks through his current live setup which includes a double-cutaway Electrical Guitar Company guitar (based on Les Paul specs), Sunn head, Carver power amps, MXR effects pedals and a Hiwatt 4x12.
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Rig Rundown - Valient Thorr's Eidan & Sadat

July 15, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Madison, WI, where he catches up with Valient Thorr's guitarists Eidan Thorr & Sadat Thorr. In this segment, both Eidan and Sadat walk us through their rigs which include Marshall JCM800 50 watt heads, Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabs loaded with Celestion Vintage 30s, and the few pedals they use are an Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer, Electro-Harmonix POG, and Creation Audio Labs Boost/Overdrive.
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Rig Rundown - Deftones' Stephen Carpenter

July 9, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Madison, WI, where he catches up with Deftones' guitarist Stephen Carpenter and they chat about gear. In this segment, Stephen walks us through both his digital and his analog rig, which includes ZVex, MXR and Dunlop pedals running parallel with the computer program Guitar Rig. In addition, he shows off his two Marshall power amps and his collection of signature ESP guitars.
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Interview: Murder by Death's Adam Turla & Matt Armstrong

July 7, 2010
Murder by Death guitarist Adam Turla and bassist Matt Armstrong discuss the band''s eclectic influences, their gear, and how electric cello fits in the mix.
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Interview: Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band)

July 2, 2010
Tim Reynolds discusses how he approaches gear and playing for his various projects: Dave Matthews Band, Tim Reynolds Trio, and solo acoustic.
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Gorgeous Freak of Nature: Building Dweezil Zappa's Custom PRS

June 16, 2010
Dweezil Zappa’s ongoing project to honor his father’s legacy inspires a one-of-a-kind PRS. Here Premier Guitar chronicles the making of the guitar and what inspired Zappa’s unique design.
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Secrets of the Masters: The Doobie Brothers "China Grove"

June 16, 2010
What the master tapes tell us about this Doobie Brothers track
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Interview: Kaki King - Embracing Change

June 16, 2010
Acoustic phenom Kaki King talks about switching to boutique and vintage electric gear for her new trio album, Junior.
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Interview: Rodrigo y Gabriela - Busking for Broke

June 16, 2010
Rodrigo y Gabriela discuss their transition from local Mexican metal to global acoustic phenoms, their new signature Yamaha acoustics, and why you shouldn''t confuse them with Flamenco.
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Filling Big Shoes: What It’s Like to Have to Shred Someone Else’s Licks

June 16, 2010
Brad Gillis, Stacey Blades, Tommy Thayer, Ron Thal, and Jon Levin talk about stepping in to replace a legend
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Interview: The Return of Pat Travers

June 3, 2010
Pat Travers is back with a new album, FIDELIS, and a new outlook on gear (the ADA Flanger is out!)
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