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January 15
Rebecca Dirks

Rebecca Dirks

Rebecca Dirks graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in journalism and art, and joined Premier Guitar as an intern in 2007. She lives in the Iowa City area with her husband, two giant dogs, and more cats than are appropriate to mention. When not petsitting, she enjoys challenging herself in the kitchen, watching the Packers dominate, and discovering new music or rediscovering old favorites.

ARTICLES

Rig Rundown: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner

July 17, 2013
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner explains why his first-ever guitar is still his main one, and we get a detailed look at the four-amp, four-pedalboard rig he uses live.
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Rig Rundown - Living Colour's Vernon Reid & Doug Wimbish

June 20, 2013

Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Park West in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Living Colours' Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish during their 2013 U.S. tour.


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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa (2013)

June 5, 2013

Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Rockford, IL, where she catches up with Joe Bonamassa's tech Mike Hickey who details Bonamassa's current solo rig.


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Rig Rundown - Sigur Ros

May 6, 2013
See how Sigur Ros guitarist Jonsi por Birgisson's rig is customized for his bowing technique and more
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Rig Rundown - The Hives

April 24, 2013

Premier Guitar is on location in Chicago, Illinois, where Rebecca Dirks meets up with Nicholaus Arson and Vigilante Carlstroem of the Hives. In this segment, the guys discuss their heavily battered go-to axes (and why it doesn?t really matter for garage rock anyways), along with their mix of boutique and vintage amps and effects.


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GALLERY: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

April 14, 2013
Highlights from Friday and Saturday night at Crossroads. Photos by Kevin Mazur/WireImage
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Rig Rundown - Animals as Leaders' Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes

April 3, 2013
Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago where she catches up with Animals As Leaders guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes. In this segment, the guys discuss their 8-string guitars, the patches they use on their Axe-FX, and why they still incorporate a traditional amp head and cab into their rigs.
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Rig Rundown - Between the Buried and Me's Dustie Waring and Paul Waggoner

March 20, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where PG's Rebecca Dirks talks with Dustie Waring and Paul Waggoner of Between the Buried and Me. In this segment, they discuss how they use both Axe-Fx and traditional amps and pedals in their rigs.
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Rig Rundown - Meshuggah's Fredrik Thordendal, Marten Hagstrom, & Dick Lovgren

March 6, 2013

Premier Guitar is on location in Chicago where Rebecca Dirks visits with Kent Eriksson, Meshuggah's tech for guitarists Fredrik Thordendal, Marten Hagstrom, and bassist Dick Lovgren. He talks about their current live setups including signature 8-string and 7-string Ibanez guitars and Warwick basses, and how each member uses the Fractal Audio Axe-Fx.


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Rig Rundown - Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez & Travis Stever

February 27, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where PG's Rebecca Dirks visits with Coheed and Cambria guitarists Claudio Sanchez & Travis Stever who talk about their current live setups including Gibson Explorers, Les Pauls, SGs, Fractal Audio Axe-Fx, and DR Strings.
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