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Articles by Rebecca Dirks

Rig Rundown - Steve Vai

August 8, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Steve Vai's Harmony Hut studio in Los Angeles. In this video, Steve shows you which of his signature Ibanez guitars he's taking out on tour and which made an appearance on his latest album, how he uses his signature Carvin Legacy Amps, and why the Axe-FX II has replaced most effects in his rig.
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GALLERY: Inside Steve Vai's Harmony Hut Studio

August 7, 2012
See the guitars, amps, effects, and recording gear in Steve Vai''s home studio. Photos by Lindsey Best.
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GALLERY: Chet Atkins at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

July 25, 2012
See the guitars the legendary picker used throughout his career. Photos by Chris Kies
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Rig Rundown: Roger Waters' The Wall Live

July 18, 2012
We were lucky enough to spend an afternoon behind the bricks of Roger Waters'' The Wall Live, chatting with guitarists Dave Kilminster, G.E. Smith, and Snowy White, along with techs Tim Myer and Colin Lyon.
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GALLERY: Roger Waters' The Wall Live Gear

July 18, 2012
See close-ups of all of the gear used by Roger, Dave, G.E., and Snowy on this epic tour, plus behind-the-scenes pics of the wall setup.
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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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GALLERY: Red Hot Chili Peppers 2012 Touring Gear

June 6, 2012
Get up close and personal with Flea and Josh Klinghoffers'' rigs.
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Rig Rundown - Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea

June 3, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Rosemont, IL, at the Allstate Arena where she catches up with Tracy Robar, tech for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea. In this Rig Rundown, we get to see what Flea is currently using on the I'm With You Tour, which includes Modulus Basses, Gallien-Krueger amps and cabs, GHS Strings, and various pedals from MXR, Malekko, Moog, and Electro-Harmonix.
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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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GALLERY: Gear of Broadway

May 30, 2012
See what guitarists for Book of Mormon, Rock of Ages, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark use to get their tones.
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Guitars on Broadway: Book of Mormon, Rock of Ages, and Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark

May 11, 2012
We wouldn’t blame you if the word “Broadway” conjures images of grown men in furry cat costumes or jazz-hand-wielding women in fishnets and top hats rather than tasteful guitar playing.
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Rig Rundown - Trivium's Corey Beaulieu & Matt Heafy

February 28, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the House of Blues in Chicago, Ill, at the House of Blues where she catches up with Trivium's Corey Beaulieu to check out Corey and Matt's gear.

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Rig Rundown - Kenny Wayne Shepherd

February 22, 2012
Kenny Wayne Shepherd talks Strats and demos of all of his effects.
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10 Pro Pedalboards Revealed

February 10, 2012
We recently combed through all the pedalboards we’ve seen in the last year of Rig Rundown video shoots to bring you the 10 most stacked rigs we’ve encountered across a range of genres.
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Rig Rundown - Wilco's Nels Cline

January 26, 2012
Nels Cline spends 40 glorious minutes detailing and demoing his Wilco rig.
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Grover Jackson Returns with GJ2 Guitars

December 21, 2011
The company’s first model, the Arete, will be on display at NAMM 2012.
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Rig Rundown - Yngwie Malmsteen

December 12, 2011

PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where she catches up with guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen who walks us through his touring rig that he used during the Relentless 2011 tour.


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Rig Rundown - The Aristocrats' Bryan Beller

November 22, 2011
The gear Beller used on the Aristocrats 2011 US Tour.
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Rig Rundown - The Aristocrats' Guthrie Govan

November 21, 2011
The gear Govan used on the Aristocrats 2011 US Tour.
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Rig Rundown - Steel Panther's Satchel

November 2, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago were we catch up with Steel Panther's lead guitarist Satchel.
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