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April 2015

Articles by Chris Kies

Album Review: Jack White - Blunderbuss

April 25, 2012
Jack White''s first solo album mixes in flavors of his previous projects with a helping of Nashville twang.
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Rig Rundown - Every Time I Die's Jordan Buckley & Andy Williams

April 23, 2012
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at People's Court where he catches up Every Time I Die's guitarist Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams who talk about their touring setup that includes ESP Guitars, Gibson, Marshall, Orange, Bison Amps, Boss, Line 6, EMG, and much more.
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1966 Fender Mustang, 1961 Fender Princeton, and Vintage Gibson Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1A

April 6, 2012
That first real rig often holds a special spot in a player’s heart, and in the case of guitarist Brook Hoover, it was because his seminal setup sounded so good.
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Rig Rundown: The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach

April 2, 2012
See the guitars, amps, and effects used on tour with the Black Keys.
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Elvis Presley's 1975 Martin D-28

March 9, 2012
“Before Elvis, there was nothing,” declared John Lennon. “If there hadn’t been Elvis, there wouldn’t have been the Beatles.” While few would dispute Presley’s place in pop-music history, Elvis
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Album Review: The Mars Volta - "Noctourniquet"

March 6, 2012
While "Noctourniquet" isn’t your dad’s prog rock, it does provide some Pink Floyd-inspired journeys in its mellower songs.
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Album Review: Every Time I Die - Ex Lives

February 29, 2012
The hardcore rockers from Buffalo take strides forward in their most elaborate album yet, due on March 6.
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1968 Gibson Les Paul Custom Reissue Black Beauty Fretless Wonder

February 10, 2012
After cleaning it up a bit and doing a little homework on the instrument, I soon realized it was much more than an ordinary vintage Les Paul.
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1976 Fender Starcaster

January 10, 2012
If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, then CBS-owned Fender was infatuated with Gibson’s ES line of semi-hollow electric guitars.
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GALLERY: Guitar of the Month 2011

January 4, 2012
All 12 axes featured as Guitar of the Month in 2011.
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