December 2016

Articles by Rebecca Dirks

NAMM '13 - Dunlop Fuzz Face Minis, MXR Talk Box, Bass Overdrive, and Bass Chorus Deluxe

January 25, 2013
http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Dunlop booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Silicon, Germanium, and Hendrix Fuzz Face Minis, the MXR Talk Box, MXR Bass Overdrive, and MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe.

For more NAMM '13 video demos or to watch one of Premier Guitar's 1500 other videos online, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com/video

Read More

NAMM '13 - Marshall Slash SL5

January 25, 2013
http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Marshall booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Slash SL5.


For more NAMM '13 video demos or to watch one of Premier Guitar's 1500 other videos online, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com/video
Read More

NAMM '13 - Fender Custom Shop

January 24, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender Custom Shop booth. In this segment, we get to see the Diamond Legend and Roasted Teles, Double-Neck Mandoline/Esquire, and '56 Bowling Ball Strat


For more NAMM '13 video demos or to watch one of Premier Guitar's 1500 other videos online, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com/video
Read More

NAMM '13 - Boss TE-2 Tera Echo, MO-2 Multi Overtone, and DA-2 Adaptive Distortion

January 24, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Boss booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Boss TE-2 Tera Echo, MO-2 Multi Overtone, and DA-2 Adaptive Distortion.

For more NAMM '13 video demos or to watch one of Premier Guitar's 1500 other videos online, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com/video
Read More

NAMM 2013 New Gear Preview

January 16, 2013
Your guide to more than 100 new product announcements, plus teasers and rumors.
Read More

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.


Read More

Aguilar Amplification NYC Shop Tour

December 12, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in New York City, New York, where she visits the Aguilar Amplification shop. In this segment, we get a tour of Aguilar Amplification's NYC Shop where we learn how they build their bass amps, including the Tone Hammer 500, bass effects pedals, and bass guitar replacement pickups.
Read More

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.


Read More

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.


Read More

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.


Read More

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.


Read More

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.


Read More

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

TV Guitars: Inside the World of Late Night (with exclusive Rig Rundown videos)

November 5, 2012
Go inside the world of late-night TV to get the lowdown on gear and performing from the 13 guitarists and bassists on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Saturday Night Live," "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
Read More

Rig Rundown - Anthrax's Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano

October 30, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at the Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Anthrax guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano. In these segments, the guys walk us through their live rigs.
Read More

Gallery: Aerosmith Live Gear 2012

August 29, 2012
Check out the gear the guys are using on tour.
Read More