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Articles by Chris Kies

Axes Bold as Love: The Gear of Experience Hendrix Tour 2010

May 18, 2010
PG goes behind the scenes on the Experience Hendrix Tour to talk gear with the gods and demigods of guitar
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Interview: Danny B. Harvey

May 7, 2010
The rockabilly guitarist of The Head Cats and Lonesome spurs talks recording with Lemmy, James Trussart guitars and keeping it simple.
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Interview: John Butler - Blending Styles & Gear

April 2, 2010
John Butler discusses how making interesting gear matchups lead to his most accessible album yet.
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Interview: The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd on Crazy Guitar Sounds and Vintage Gear

March 4, 2010
The Flaming Lips'' Steven Drozd is a man of many hats - keyboard, guitar and drums. Luckily for us, funky vintage gear nut is one of them.
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Media Preview January '10

December 17, 2009
BOOKS: Led Zeppelin: Good Times Bad Times: A Visual Biography of the Ultimate Band & The Les Paul Guitar Book DVDs: Secret Policeman’s Balls: The Secret Policeman Rocks!, Guitar Setup and Maintenance & More Guitar Setup and Basic Modifications
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Remembering Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott

December 8, 2009
Remembering Dimebag Darrell on the fifth anniversary of his death
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GALLERY: Remembering Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott

December 8, 2009
all photos provided from the personal collection of Buddy Blaze
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Interview: Tim Mahoney of 311

November 5, 2009
Tim Mahoney's a bonafide pedal addict with a great rig.
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Gallery: Guitars of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

October 29, 2009
Can''t make it to Nashville? We bring some of country''s classic instruments to you.
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Brendon Small: The Man Behind Metalocalypse

October 2, 2009
Brendon Small created, voices and plays lead, rhythm and bass guitar for an animated death metal band that''s achieving real-world success with a new album and co-headlining tour with Mastodon
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Summer NAMM '09

August 19, 2009
Staff picks from Summer NAMM
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Interview: O.A.R.'s Richard On

August 7, 2009
We caught up with On during their summer tour to talk about his Fenders, getting his signature tone, and bonding with the band.
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Lock, Stock and Roll: Strap Lock Roundup

July 22, 2009
To help keep that prized guitar safe from drops and accidents, we review a number of strap locks and locking straps.
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South by Southwest 2009: Keep Austin Loud

May 20, 2009
A taste of some of the musical acts at SXSW ''09 Austin, Texas: March 19-22
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Interview: Mastodon's Brent Hinds & Bill Kelliher

May 4, 2009
The metal rockers talk about songwriting, gear and playing with their heroes
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Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham: Rediscovery, Channeled

April 21, 2009
The Thin Lizzy guitarist discusses getting the gig and getting the tone, then and now.
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Arc Angels Reunite - New Album, DVD, Tour

March 22, 2009
Doyle Bramhall II, Charlie Sexton and Chris Layton Together Again
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SXSW: Ten Miles Davis Tips for Guitarists

March 21, 2009
What We Can Learn from Miles as Kind of Blue Turns 50
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5 Resonator Builders You Should Meet

March 17, 2009
A look at Beard Guitars, Crafters of Tennessee, Rayco Resophonics, S.B. MacDonald, and Terraplane Resonator Guitar Co.
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April Book & DVD Reviews

March 17, 2009
This month: Dave Sanborn: Live at Montreux 1984, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Iggy Pop: Lust For Life, Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley, Gibson Amplifiers 1933-2008: 75 Years of the Gold Tone
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