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Articles by Rebecca Dirks

GALLERY: South by Southwest 2011

March 23, 2011
Some of the performers at SXSW 2011, including Billy Gibbons, the Foo Fighters, The Strokes, and more. Photos by Arnold Wells.
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"The Wrecking Crew" Needs Your Help

March 15, 2011
The documentary on early studio musicians struggles with music licensing fees.
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GALLERY: Joe Bonamassa's "Dust Bowl" Tour Guitars

March 10, 2011
The guitars Joe Bonamassa is using on his 2011 tour supporting "Dust Bowl." Photos taken March 6, 2011 in Davenport, Iowa by Chris Kies.
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Rig Rundown - Joe Satriani

January 7, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Chicago Theatre, in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with guitarist Joe Satriani before his 'Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards' Winter 2010 tour. In this Rig Rundown segment, Satriani walks us through all the gear and equipment he's using during the tour. Also, he talks about how this rig differs from the one he uses with supergroup Chickenfoot.
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The Fender Cumberland River Floodwater Lucite Esquire

December 21, 2010
A lucite Esquire filled with floodwater from the Cumberland river built by Fender''s R&D team for a charity auction
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Squier Stratocaster Guitar and Rock Band Controller Review

December 21, 2010
Will this generation''s plastic-button “guitarists” ever transform into genuine wood-and-steel heroes of the next generation—and what can the game do to make that happen?
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Rig Rundown - Jason Mraz

November 22, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Wrigley Field in September 2010 where she catches up with Jason Mraz's guitar tech JD who takes us through Mraz's current lineup of guitars, amps, and effects.
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The Best of PremierGuitar.com's "Show Us Your Gear" 2010

November 16, 2010
We asked you to show us yours—your pedals, guitars, practice spaces, and more. And you did. In droves. Here we highlight some of the coolest, most esoteric, and most mind-boggling pictures submitted to date.
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Rig Rundown - Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes

November 8, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at in Iowa City, IA, where she catches up with Warren Hayne's guitar tech--Brian Farmer. In this segment, we get to see Warren's amps--Diaz, Soldano and PRS, which all run through Marshall 4x12--his guitars that include some Gibson Les Pauls, ES-335s, Firebirds and a very rare 12-string Les Paul.
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GALLERY: Pro Pedalboards Volume I

November 6, 2010
A look at pedalboards used onstage by Deftones, Alice in Chains, Dave Matthews Band, 311, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, and many more
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Nashville Flood-Damaged Guitars Up For Auction

October 26, 2010
Damaged guitars have been donated from Peter Frampton, Keb’Mo, Steve Earle, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, John Hiatt, and more.
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Rig Rundown - Dave Matthews

October 6, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Dave Matthews' guitar tech Craig Baker who gives a tour of Matthews' current US touring rig.
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Rig Rundown - John Mayer

September 9, 2010
Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Tinley Park, IL, where she goes onstage and checks out John Mayer's current live setup with the help of legendary guitar tech Rene Martinez (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince, Mick Jones).
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Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

August 17, 2010
Premier Guitar braves record-breaking temperatures to take you inside the year’s hottest blues gathering—Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.
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TouchChords Mobile Apps

August 17, 2010
Innovative mobile applications for tab
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GALLERY: A Year at the Iridium Without Les Paul

August 12, 2010
In year after Les Paul''s death, a diverse array of talented guitarists took the stage on Monday nights to fill in with the Les Paul Trio. Photographer Frank White shares his images of some of the performers.
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Rig Rundown - Brad Paisley's Amps & Effects

August 6, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Moline, IL, where she catches up with Chad Weaver--PG Columnist and Brad Paisley's guitar tech--and he walks us through the current selection of amps and effects Paisley is using during his 2010 H2O World Tour.

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Rig Rundown - Brad Paisley's Guitars

August 6, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Moline, IL, where she catches up with Chad Weaver--Brad Paisley's guitar tech--and he walks us through Paisley's current lineup of guitars being used on the 2010 H2O World Tour. In this segment, you'll get to see various Bill Crook custom paisley telecasters, a few of Paisley's signature Gibson acoustics, and a newly purchased '65 refinished Stratocaster.
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Reporting From Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

June 27, 2010
12 hours at Eric Clapton''s guitar extravaganza.
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Bill Ruppert and Electro-Harmonix's Effectology

April 19, 2010
Since the summer of 2009, Bill Ruppert has been surprising and impressing guitarists on the web with a series of Effectology videos that he created in conjunction with Electro-Harmonix. In
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