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Articles by Brett Petrusek

The State of the Vintage Guitar Market

November 12, 2008

PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2008 Arlington Guitar Show and Auction, talking to vintage dealers about the state of the vintage market. Is it a bad time for buyers? Dealers? What's selling? Are guitars a good investment? The dealers themselves address these questions in this video.

Edited by Chris Kies


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Rig Rundown - 3 Doors Down's Chris Henderson's Guitars

September 15, 2008
PG's Brett Petrusek is conducting a Rig Rundown backstage with 3 Doors Down before they rocked Minneapolis, MN.
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Rig Rundown - 3 Doors Down's Chris Henderson's Rig

September 15, 2008
Premier Guitar is backstage with 3 Doors Down, checking out Chris Henderson's rig.
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Rig Rundown - Matt Roberts' Rig (3 Doors Down)

September 15, 2008
PG's Brett Petrusek walks through a rig rundown with 3 Doors Down's tech, Jeff Chase. They talk tone, live sound and switching while backstage at 3 Doors Down's tour stop in Minneapolis, MN.

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Interview: George Lynch

September 10, 2008
Join us as we talk gear, recording and tone with Mr. Scary, George Lynch.
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Bugera 333XL 120 Watt Head & Cab Review

September 9, 2008
I have to admit when I first saw the ads for the Bugera 333XL – a 3-channel, 120- watt, all-tube head – and heard the price point, I assumed
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 3

July 18, 2008
Seymour pulls out more early PAF humbuckers made by Seth Lover and Seth's own winder. Also, Seymour talks about making pickups for the best guitarists in the world.
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 2

July 18, 2008
In this segment, Seymour talks about meeting Les Paul and developing a long-lasting friendship with Seth Lover, the inventor of the original PAF humbucking pickup. In fact, Seth gave Seymour his notes, his winder and many protoypes before he died. You'll see Seymour bring out the holy grail in this clip, the original PAF humbucker.
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 1

July 18, 2008
Every legend has an inspiring story about how it all began and Seymour Duncan is no different. An inquisitive young Seymour fixed a string-damaged Tele pickup back in the day and that launched it all.
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Seymour On Seymour

July 9, 2008
You’ve probably never run into Howard Johnson staying at one of his hotels, or talked stocks with Charles Schwab, but the beauty of the guitar industry is the visibility
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Guitar Tuning 102

May 1, 2008
Digging deep into tuning problems
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Brown's Guitar Factory: BGF Chambered Guitar

March 11, 2008
Brown’s Guitar factory is perhaps most well-known for their 30-plus years of master level luthiery and their innovation of the Fretted/less bass. The Fretted/less bass has arguably existed in
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Steve Stevens Interview: His Solo Album and His Gear

February 17, 2008
Few guitarists can burn their sound into your brain like Steve Stevens can. You know his solos, grooves and ray gun effects from a slew of hits. Think Top Gun and
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Mills Acoustics Afterburner 4x12 Cab

February 15, 2008
It’s a daring thing to stake your name on cabinets alone, and the folks at Mills gladly take on the challenge – talk to them for five minutes and
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SUHR 18-watt Badger Combo

January 9, 2008
If you’re a handwired boutique amp fan, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the recent spate of 18-watt combos – there are now more low-wattage options available to
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Boulder Creek Guitars ECR1-B Solitaire

October 10, 2007
Boulder Creek is a brand new guitar company based in sunny Morgan Hill, California. We were initially introduced to their innovative line of guitars at this summer’s Dallas International
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Mesa Boogie Express 5:50 Combo

October 10, 2007
Mesa Boogie recently added the Express series of amplifiers to its vast line of tone generators. The Express is offered up in two formats to meet the musical tastes
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Robin Savoy Dolphin Classic Semi-Hollowbody Guitar

April 12, 2007
Many are familiar with Robin guitars and will remember them from the 1980s. Today Robin is a nine-man operation based in Houston, Texas, and according to owner/founder Dave Wintz,
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Carvin V3 (100-Watt, 3-Channel Tube Combo)

March 15, 2007
There''s no doubt that high gain, 3-channel super amps are cool, but in most cases, they remain cost prohibitive.
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