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Articles by Rebecca Dirks

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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NAMM '13 - Breedlove Guitars Oregon Series Models & Passport Series 12-String, Bass, & Travel Models

February 25, 2013
Premier Guitar (http://www.premierguitar.com) is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Rebecca Dirks visits the Breedlove Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to learn about additions to two of their guitar lines -- the Oregon Series and Passport Series.
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NAMM '13 - SixString App & J. Rockett Audio Designs Phil Brown Signature Overdrive/Boost Demos

February 23, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Rebecca Dirks visits the SixString App & J. Rockett Audio Designs booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn about the SIxString App for Apple devices and hear a demo of J. Rockett Audio Designs Phil Brown Signature Overdrive/Boost pedal.
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NAMM '13 - EMG Pickups Zakk Wylde Interview & 25th Anniversary Metal Works Signature Models

February 20, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the EMG Picksup booth. In this segment, we get to hear from EMG endorsee Black Label Society's/ex-Ozzy Osbourne lead guitarist Zakk Wylde about his partnership with the company and celebrating his 25th Anniversary with EMG by unveiling the Metal Works Buzzsaw, Vertigo, and Bullseye pickup covers for his signature pickup sets.
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NAMM '13 - Bedell Guitars 1964 Series & Coffee House Series Models

February 16, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Bedell Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their two newest line of US-made acoustic guitars -- the 1964 Series and Coffee House Series.
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NAMM '13 - Zoom MS-100BT MultiStomp Demo by Richie Kotzen

February 13, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Zoom booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Zoom's MS-100BT MultiStomp bluetooth multi-effect played by Richie Kotzen.
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NAMM '13 - Hayden Amps Classic Lead 80 & Mini MoFo

February 13, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Hayden Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their two newest guitar amp heads -- the Classic Lead 80 and the Mini MoFo.
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NAMM '13 - Decibel Eleven Pedal Palette Demo

February 12, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Anaheim, California, where she visits the Decibel Eleven booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Decibel Eleven's Pedal Palette pedalboard switching device.
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NAMM '13 - Hartman Pedals Germanium Crystal Valve Fuzz & Silicon Crystal Valve Fuzz Demos

February 11, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Hartman Pedals booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear producer Doug Grean (Glen Campbell, Stone Temple Pilots) demo Hartman's two newest fuzz pedals-- Germanium Crystal Valve Fuzz & Silicon Crystal Valve Fuzz.
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NAMM '13 - Agile Partners AmpKit Demoed by Alex Skolnick

February 11, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Agile Partners booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar recording/practice software -- AmpKit, which is played by Testament's Alex Skolnick.
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NAMM '13 - Reverend Guitars Kingbolt RA FM, Bayonet, & Tricky Gomez Demos & Volcano RA FM, Sensei RT

February 8, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Anaheim, California, where she visits the Reverend Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of Reverend's three newest guitars -- the Kingbolt RA FM, Bayonet, & Tricky Gomez.
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