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Acoustic Soundboard

With an alternating contributing blogger schedule featuring acoustic-industry leaders Mark Dalton, Larry Fishman, and Rick Turner, Premier Guitar’s monthly Acoustic Soundboard blog is your portal to all things acoustic guitar.

Ask Amp Man

It’s no secret that tube amps require regular TLC to sound their best. But it doesn’t stop there: Tweaking key components can yield dramatic sonic benefits—but you have to know what you’re doing. Whether you’re looking for more gain, higher clean headroom, or simply want to return an old combo or head to its former glory, amp guru Jeff Bober has the answers you’re looking for. Got questions? Shoot him an email at pgampman@gmail.com.

Bottom Feeder

When it comes to hunting down great deals on inexpensive instruments, Will Ray is a master. In his Bottom Feeder blog, he shares photos of his latest finds and details what it takes to get a bargain-basement guitar in working order.

Ear to the Ground

The blog about new guitar music you should hear—now.

Esoterica Electrica

Jol Dantzig knows a thing or two about guitars. And in our monthly Esoterica Electrica blog, the famed guitar designer and builder offers up his often humorous take on topics from the state of lutherie to the guitar industry as a whole.

Gear of the Month

Each month, we spotlight a piece of gear with a particularly interesting story to tell. If you think you've got something that fits the bill, send the story, with high-resolution pictures, to gotm@premierguitar.com.

Guitar Shop 101

Dedicated guitarists need to know how to maintain their prized instruments. Nashville guitar tech John LeVan shares all his tips and techniques in this photo-rich blog, and if you wonder what it takes to keep your guitar in gig-worthy condition, Guitar Shop 101 provides the answers. If there’s a topic you’d like to see addressed, drop LeVan an email at guitarservices@aol.com.

Guitar Tracks

In our monthly Guitar Tracks blog, recording engineer/producer/author/instructor Mitch Gallagher provides invaluable tips on everything from mic placement to software and hardware to sound control for your home studio.

Last Call

In his monthly Last Call blog, Nashville-based guitarist John Bohlinger muses on life as a working musician, connecting to music on a deeper level, and surviving touring. Great insights delivered with humor—just what we all need on a regular basis.

Mod Garage

Love to hot-rod your guitar? Let Dirk Wacker show you how to do it right. In his Mod Garage blog, he explores cool projects , shares wiring diagrams, and even manages to weave some historical perspective into the technical details.

Modern Builder Vault

PG's monthly Modern Builder Vault spotlights some of today's most promising luthiers. Learn about their build philosophy and back story, and treat yourself to some eye candy as you flip through the top examples of each builder's work.

On Bass

In our monthly On Bass blog, Nashville-based touring and session bassists Steve Cook and Victor Brodén alternate each month with a low-ender's perspective on the biz.

State of the Stomp

Pedal geeks are on an eternal quest for more stompbox lore. Design, function, history, and the latest technology—it’s all covered here by a rotating cast of experts that includes Ben Fulton, Kevin Bolembach, and Gregg Stock, Pete Celi, and other wizards from Strymon.

Bass Bench

Not only is Heiko Hoepfinger on top of the latest bass technology, he delights in challenging assumptions we all make about the instrument. For cutting-edge ideas and concepts pertaining to the low end, visit his Bass Bench blog.

Tone Tips

In our monthly Tone Tips blog, L.A.-based guitarist Peter Thorn shares his wealth of real-world knowledge by offering up useful gear and tone advice for both aspiring road dogs and studio cats.

Trash or Treasure

Curious about the value of that guitar you just found in your grandpa’s attic? In our bimonthly Trash or Treasure blog, Zachary Fjestad, respected author of the Blue Book series of resource books, answers readers' emails about the history and value of their gear. Send your questions to guitars@bluebookinc.com to be featured in an upcoming post.

Tuning Up

Premier Guitar Editor-in-Chief Shawn Hammond imparts his unique perspective on what it means to be a guitar player in his monthly Tuning Up blog.

Vintage Vault

If you crave collectable gear, Vintage Vault will feed your jones. Each month Dave Rogers, Laun Braithwaite, and Tim Mullally deliver gorgeous photos of some of the world’s finest vintage guitars and amps, along with the history behind each piece and essential background on its makers.

DIY

R&B

Beyond Blues

Learn how to add some ear-twisting sounds and push your blues playing to the next level.

Deep Blues

Learn all about turnarounds, fills, rhythm playing, leads and more from some of the best blues instructors around.

Diary of a So-Called Shredder

Underground sensation Terry Syrek shares his tales of world domination via his patented licks of doom.

Fretboard Workshop

Understand the inner-workings of fretboard theory and how to apply them to your own playing.

Future Rock

Join sideman-to-the-stars Justin Derrico as he walks you through some of the tips and tricks he uses to deliver his unique brand of rock.

Kick Out the Jams

Delve into the world of improvisation and learn how to navigate chord changes.

Rhythm Rules

Give your rhythm chops a tune up by breaking down the basic elements of everything from pop and rock grooves to dirty funk guitar.

Style Guide

Take a deeper look into some of the most mystifying genres and styles around.

Twang 101

Need some of that Nashville sound? Understand the basics of everything from rockabilly rhythm to flashy double stops and chicken pickin'.

Tab

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ASG

OJM

U2

U2

Yes

JOY

AAD

AER

AKG

AM

AMP

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BBE

BSM

CAD

CEC

DBZ

DPA

DVK

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ESP

EVH

EWS

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ETS

G&L

GHS

GJ2

GMW

GNI

HAO

JHS

JBL

Jet

Kay

KSM

LSL

LTD

MLC

MTD

MXR

PMC

PRS

QSC

RJM

SHS

SKB

SPG

SWR

SX

GFS

TWA

VHT

Vox

WCR

WMD

X2

Ish

OM

Koa

DVD

CD

MP3

6L6

6V6

EQ

Wah

HHS

HSH

PAF

DI

DAW

iOS

NAMM 2014


All of PG's NAMM 2014 gear coverage including video demos, galleries, editors' picks, and press releases straight from the show.

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Rig Rundown

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