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Articles by Adam Moore

Amplified Endeavors

June 10, 2008
Gear expos are a lot of fun, but they require an inordinate amount of behind-the-scenes work to pull them off. Loni Specter has been the singular driving force behind
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McPherson MG 3.5 Review

June 10, 2008
McPherson challenges acoustic traditions with the MG 3.5
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Northwestern Exposure: Marcus Eaton Interview

June 10, 2008
The word “acoustic” frequently conjures up images of stoic folk strumming, but a new crop of players are aiming to redefine the instrument. We speak with Marcus Eaton about
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Tanglewood Guitar Company UK: TW15 H-B Dreadnought Review

June 10, 2008
The Tanglewood Guitar Company UK''s TW15 H-B brings acoustics back to their roots
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Eminence Red Fang 12" Speaker Review

May 15, 2008
Eminence''s Red Fang, from the Red Coat line, brings the British sparkle.
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Taylor Made: an Exclusive Tour Through the Taylor Factory

May 12, 2008
A look inside the processes behind Taylor guitars
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Industrial Light & Music: Inside LightWave Systems and the Optical Pickup

April 9, 2008
In the electric guitar world, magnets rule. But new technologies on the market promise to shake up that longstanding truism. PG speaks with Founder and CEO of LightWave Systems,
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Reverend Ron Asheton Signature Guitar

April 9, 2008
For musicians, there’s a bevy of quantifiable ways to gauge one’s popularity and influence on the musical world – the number of records you’ve sold, how many clubs you’ve
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Out of the Abyss: The Story of Abyss’ Rise to Kevin L. Pederson Guitars

March 11, 2008
Kevin Pederson has been building Abyss Guitars for 12 years, but with a name change on the horizon, how will the transformation affect business? An interview with Kevin Pederson
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Mercury Magnetics: Epiphone Valve Jr. Mod Kit

March 11, 2008
By now, you’re probably familiar with the Epiphone Valve Jr., the tiny, low-wattage, low-budget amplifier that hit store shelves a few years back and single-handedly energized a cadre of
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Planet Waves: Planet Lock Strap

March 11, 2008
While guitars have evolved and matured technologically, guitar straps have remained pretty much the same. And since the strap itself hasn’t changed, neither have the problems. Active guitarists know
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The Blue Book of Electric Guitars, 11th Edition

February 15, 2008
Author: Zachary R. Fjestad $34.95 bluebookinc.com As you’re probably aware, Premier Guitar is a magazine. We are journalists, or at least gearheads masquerading as journalists. Yet, we can count
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Melody: How to Write Great Tunes

February 15, 2008
Author: Rikky Rooksby $22.95 backbeatbooks.com As guitar players, we tend to work exclusively in riffs, visualizing the fretboard in terms of shapes and patterns that can be called upon
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Total Scales Techniques and Applications

February 15, 2008
Author: Mark John Sternal $24.95 mjspublications.com Maybe this is stating the obvious, but Americans are always looking for a quick fix. If that weren’t true, I wouldn’t be getting
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Right Hand Man: René Martinez

January 9, 2008
There are guys that can fix your guitar and then there''s René Martinez. We sit down to talk all things guitar with one of the best techs in the
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Redland Music Products AxeMat

January 9, 2008
We’ve all put our guitars on some ridiculous things to keep them comfortable while we’re working: pillows, mattresses and even the occasional tour t-shirt. It’s certainly not the most
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Joyful Noise (or how the church learned to stop worrying and love Rock n' Roll)

December 12, 2007
It’s a little past 5:30 on a brisk Tuesday night in Eastern Iowa, and the sun has already set past the horizon. Richard Bruxvoort-Colligan, First Lutheran Church’s minister of
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Soul Man

December 12, 2007
Lincoln Brewster has transformed the world of modern worship music with the help of a Strat and some solid songwriting chops. We talk with the player who has made
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Gig-FX VOD Overdrive

December 11, 2007
I’ll admit it; I’ve always been a little resistant to change. I don’t care much for uncertainty or volatility. So much so that when the box for the Gig-FX
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Books You Should Read

December 11, 2007
Guitar Heaven by Neville Marten Naming a book Guitar Heaven is a ballsy move, to be sure. Considering that “Guitar Heaven” is a place most of us have dreamed
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