August Issue

Guitarists

Rig Rundown - Bush's Chris Traynor

July 4, 2012
PG's Chris Kies is on location in Moline, IL, at the iWireless Arena where he catches up with Bush's guitarist Chris Traynor. In this Rig Rundown segment, Traynor talks to us about his favorite Gibson guitars, and his newly-setup Fractal Audio Axe-FX II rig.
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Rig Rundown - DragonForce's Herman Li and Sam Totman

June 27, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks meets up with DragonForce's Herman Li and Sam Totman who give her the rundown on the gear that they're using on their Power Within Tour.
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Interview: Wayne Krantz - Inside the Beat

June 27, 2012
The jazz-fusion guru discusses his new star-studded album Howie 61.
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Interview: Mark Tremonti and his musical alter egos

June 20, 2012
Tremonti gives us a candid, firsthand look at the making of his debut solo album, All I Was, tells us how he juggles his solo career with Creed and Alter Bridge, and reveals his secret desire to be a blues/fusion guitarist.
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The Secret World of Hindustani Slide

June 8, 2012
Think you know every nook and cranny of the modern guitar world? Think again. Here we take you inside the burgeoning Indian lapslide scene—a place where players from one of the world’s oldest civilizations took inspiration from Hawaiians, created mind-boggling 20-string instruments, and now conjure spellbindingly virtuosic music.
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Interview: Adestria - Young, Hungry, and Taking Chances

June 8, 2012
Adestria guitarists Russell Klein and Brian Stump reveal the serendipity that led to forming their 6-piece metalcore outfit—which in four short years has hammered out a stunningly brutal sound full of intricate layers, time signatures, and catchy melodies.
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Interview: Mumiy Troll - Russian Mummy Monsters Invade!

June 8, 2012
Once banned by the Communist party, Mumiy Troll–the biggest band from the biggest country in the world–presses westward with "Vladivostok," and all-English album chock-full of glistening guitars and hooks that just won''t die.
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Interview: The Hives’ Vigilante Carlstroem Pushes Clean into Chaos

June 6, 2012
Carlstroem discusses the band’s unlikely love for Yngwie Malmsteen, its addiction to abusing Roland Jazz Chorus amps, and Lex Hives—their first album in five years.
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Rig Rundown - Creed's Mark Tremonti

June 3, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago, IL, at the Chicago Theatre where she catches up with Creed's guitarist Mark Tremonti. In this Rig Rundown segment, Tremonti talks to us about his slew of PRS guitars, his multi-amp setup (Mesa/Boogie, Bludotone, Fender, and Voodoo Amps), and his pedalboard featuring stompboxes from Dunlop, Voodoo Lab, and Electro-Harmonix.
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Rig Rundown - Red Hot Chili Peppers' Josh Klinghoffer

June 3, 2012
Chris Kies is On Location in Rosemont, IL, at the Allstate Arena where he catches up with Ian Sheppard, guitar tech for Red Hot Chili Peppers' Josh Klinghoffer. In this segment, we get to see and hear about what Josh is currently using on the I'm With You 2012 tour, which includes Fender Strats, Gretsch White Penguin, Marshall Major, Silvertone amp, and a pedalboard with over 30 pedals from companies likes Boss, Electro-Harmonix, Moog, and many more.
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