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Articles by Rebecca Dirks

NAMM 2013 New Gear Preview

January 16, 2013
Your guide to more than 100 new product announcements, plus teasers and rumors.
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Rig Rundown - Journey's Neal Schon

December 19, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she catches up with Journey's Neal Schon. In this segment, Schon discusses his upcoming PRS signature guitars, how he uses his Axe-FX Ultra, and answers your Facebook questions.


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Rig Rundown - Madonna's Monte Pittman

December 11, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she catches up with Madonna guitarist Monte Pittman. In this segment, he discusses and demonstrates how he uses his Axe-FX II with his Orange rig, why you might not always hear guitar in Madonna's songs, and shows off his signature guitars. We also learn about the setup and guitars Madonna herself uses when she plays during the set.


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Rig Rundown - Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan

November 20, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in St. Louis, Missouri, talking with the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan. In this segment, he discusses his modular preamp system, the handful of pedals he relies on, and his signature Fender Billy Corgan Strats.


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Rig Rundown - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno's Rickey Minor, Paul Jackson Jr., and Dave Delhomme

November 6, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Los Angeles, CA where she catches up with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno bassist Rickey Minor and guitarists Paul Jackson Jr. and Dave Delhomme. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals all three players use every night during taping.


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Rig Rundown - Conan's Jimmy Vivino & Mike Merritt

November 6, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Hollywood, CA, where she catches up with Conan guitarist Jimmy Vivino and bassist Mike Merritt. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals both Vivino and Merritt use every night during taping, as well as take a look into Vivino's back room collection of guitars.


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Rig Rundown - Saturday Night Live's Jared Scharff

November 6, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Studio 8H at 30 Rock in New York, NY, where she catches up with SNL house-band guitarist Jared Scharff. In this segment, Scharff talks using Fano Guitars, 65 Amps, and various pedals from boutique companies while working within the live show context every Saturday night.


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Rig Rundown - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's The Roots' "Captain" Kirk Douglas & Mark Kelley

November 6, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in New York, NY where she catches up with Late Night with Jimmy Fallon guitarist "Captain" Kirk Douglas and bassist Mark Kelley. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals both Douglas and Kelley use every night during taping.
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Rig Rundown - The Late Show with David Letterman's Will Lee, Sid McGinnis, and Felicia Collins

November 6, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, NY, where she catches up with CBS Orchestra bassist Will Lee and guitarists Sid McGinnis and Felicia Collins. In this segment, the three discuss the guitars, amps, and effects used nightly on The Late Show with David Letterman.
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Rig Rundown - Jimmy Kimmel Live! Toshi Yanagi & Jimmy Earl

November 6, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Hollywood, CA, where she catches up with Jimmy Kimmel Live! guitarist Toshi Yanagi and bassist Jimmy Earl. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals both Yanagi and Earl use every night during taping.
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