October 2016

Articles by Adam Perlmutter

Brian Setzer: The Thrill Is Anything But Gone

April 19, 2011
Brian Setzer breaks down his love-hate relationship with vintage Gretsches and the roots that fed the dizzying array of styles—from bluegrass banjo to archtop jazz and rockabilly revelry—on his new album "Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!"
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Henman Rocka Guitar Review

April 19, 2011
The gold-painted Rocka is equipped with twin Seymour Duncan humbuckers and an optional Skyway bridge.
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Duff McKagan: Appetite For Construction

April 19, 2011
Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan talks about cleaning up, going to business school, taking over guitar and singing chores with his band Loaded—his longest-running band ever— and what it was like to record their sneering, hook-laden new album "The Taking" with producer Terry Date.
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TV Jones Model 10 Electric Guitar Review

April 14, 2011
A single-cutaway solidbody with a Bigsby and TV Jones Custom Wound pickups
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Interview: Rory Block - When a Woman Gets the Blues

April 4, 2011
Rory Block chats with Premier Guitar about her blues education, beloved Martins, and her compositional process.
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Fender Road Worn Player Series Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

March 23, 2011
The Player Series Tele marries vintage look and affordability with modern features
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Al Di Meola: Consequences of Chaos

March 15, 2011
Fusion maestro Al Di Meola talks about discovering the sonic delights of Dumble amps, shedding his shred mentality, and the joys of recording his new album "Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody."
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Tony Bruno Custom Amps Underground Custom Amp Review

March 15, 2011
The Underground Custom is an evolution of the Underground 30 that incorporates different capacitors and resistors, adds a Mid control, and includes a negative feedback loop that re-voices the amp significantly.
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Ibanez AFS80T Artcore Electric Guitar Review

March 15, 2011
A fully hollow, single-cutaway thinline with twin humbucking pickups and a Bigsby-type tailpiece
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Interview: Bruce Cockburn - Small Source of Comfort

March 3, 2011
Cockburn discusses his early years with the guitar and the gear and songwriting on his latest tour de force, "Small Source of Comfort"
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Schroeder Audio DB7 Amp Review

February 15, 2011
The 45-watt, 6L6-driven amp favored by Wilco''s Nels Cline
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The National: Playing With Metaphors

February 15, 2011
Guitarists Aaron and Bryce Dessner talk about how quirky direction from vocalist Matt Berninger, classical-guitar icon Benjamin Verdery, and vintage Jaguars and Sheratons figure into their deceptively simple tapestries of sound.
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The Tone God NerFuzz Pedal Review

February 15, 2011
A fully programmable, 100-percent analog fuzz box, the NerFuzz offers nine different parameters that can be tweaked to access tones ranging from the subtly overdriven to the chaotically distorted.
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Knaggs Guitars Choptank and Kenai Electric Guitar Reviews

February 15, 2011
Two solidbody boutique beauties from the former PRS designer''s new line of classic-inspired instruments
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Flaxwood 3S-T Haarii Special Electric Guitar Review

February 3, 2011
A semi-hollow alternative material guitar stocked with a P-90 and two single-coils
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Gibson Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul Electric Guitar Review

January 27, 2011
Gibson''s latest honors Les Paul''s right-hand man, and an incredible player in his own right, Lou Pallo. The instrument incorporates elements from both traditional Standard and Custom models, with some twists like the P-90 and Dirty Fingers pickup duo.
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Interview: Pierre Bensusan

January 17, 2011
The world-renowned fingerstyle guru talks about his new album, Vividly, breaking his effects addiction, and why he made DADGAD his go-to tuning more than 30 years ago.
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Line 6 DT50 112 Combo Amp Review

January 17, 2011
Without scores of onboard digital effects, the DT50s ostensibly offer a simpler path to classic, authentic tube tones, response, and feel— everything from clean Fender and Vox flavors to high-gain Marshall tones.
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Teye Guitars La Pirata Custom Plus Electric Guitar Review

January 17, 2011
A single-pickup, metal-faced guitar with an unexpectedly wide range of tones
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DLS Effects Versa Vibe Pedal Review

January 17, 2011
The Versa Vibe is a compact, pure analog unit with tons of very cool vibrato effects on tap.
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