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September 2013

ARTICLES

Album Review: Royal Bangs - "Brass"

August 25, 2013
Knoxville's Royal Bangs teams up with producer/Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney for Brass, an album that combines gritty guitar work with some deliciously fuzzy bass lines.
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Album Review: North Mississippi Allstars - "World Boogie Is Coming"

August 19, 2013
The Dickinson brothers are back with another album full of Southern-fried jams, dirty grooves, and some talk about snakes.
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Gear of the Month: Josh Homme's Echopark Custom Crow

August 18, 2013
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme's custom Crow model built by Echopark Guitars is constructed with reclaimed 200-year-old mahogany that came out of the Los Angeles library.
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Album Review: Earl Klugh - "HandPicked"

August 18, 2013
On HandPicked, Klugh sticks with mainly pop and jazz standards and doesn't fall into the trap of over-arranging tunes to the detriment of melodies.
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Album Review: Dream Theater - "Dream Theater"

August 13, 2013
Petrucci and company are back with a self-titled album that delivers a menagerie of soaring melodies, crushing riffs, and musical prowess.
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Tuning Up: There's No "I" in "Team," But There's an "I" in "Meat Pie"...

August 12, 2013
Editor in chief Shawn Hammond waxes poetic about zombie journalism, murderous squirrels, Dorito-dust pizza, and the quirky/heroic efforts of the PG staff in launching the new PremierGuitar.com.
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Martin BCPA4 Bass Review

August 11, 2013
Martin’s BCPA4 acoustic bass guitar is the first 4-string offering in their Performing Artist series and a fun-to-play, first-in-class rumble box.
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Franz Ferdinand: Spanners in the Works

August 9, 2013

Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy discuss their utter disregard for technical playing, their penchant for quirky old gear, and how everything from Angus Young to Talking Heads to classical compositions informed the dual-guitar approach on their new album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.


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Bass Bench: Forgotten Gadgets—The Bass Whammy

August 9, 2013
Bass trems may seem like a gimmick at first, but there's more to them than meets the eye.
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Bottom Feeder: Jay Turser Surfmaster

August 8, 2013
This blogger couldn't pass up a Jaguar-meets-Jazzmaster growling machine with three P-90s.
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Pagelli Guitars Massari Review

August 7, 2013
Swiss luthier Claudio Pagelli demonstrates his complete mastery of technique with the one-of-a-kind design of the Massari.
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Catalinbread Echorec Review

August 7, 2013
Catalinbread’s Echorec is one of the first compact stompboxes to specifically attempt to replicate the sounds and functionality of the original Binson model.
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Devi Ever FX Drone F*** Drone Review

August 6, 2013
Devi’s pedals sound great, and her creative streak yields many unusual tones and control sets. The all-analog Drone F*** Drone combines two of Devi’s most heralded fuzzes, the Bi-Fuzz and the Soda Meiser/Noise Floor.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Designing and Ordering a Custom Guitar, Part 4

August 6, 2013
When it comes to ordering a custom guitar, it's important to consider inlay options and other final particulars.
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Mix Tricks

August 1, 2013
Crafting a mix is a very specialized art form and it takes a combination of tools, experience, know-how, and, of course, ears.
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The Fabulous Four: Mods for your Strat, Tele, Les Paul, and "Super Strat"

August 1, 2013
Looking for the coolest, simplest mods for your Strat, Tele, Les Paul, or “super strat”? Then look no further—Premier Guitar’s Mod Garage columnist Dirk Wacker walks us through the tastiest tone tweaks for the most popular guitars on the planet.
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Dudley Taft: Delta Grunge

July 30, 2013
Seattle’s Dudley Taft cranks out blues-rock informed by everything from his hometown alt-rock heroes to ZZ Top, Stevie Wonder, and Tower of Power.
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Identifying Vintage Fender Speakers — and Battling Hum

July 29, 2013
What kind of speaker is in a 1965 Deluxe Reverb, and how to switch it out without increasing the amp's volume, plus tackling hum in modern Fender combos.
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ODD Guitars

July 29, 2013
With bodies that are 3D printed, rather than carved, Professor Olaf Diegel’s ODD Guitars are truly like nothing you’ve seen or played before.
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Studio Legends: Michael Wagener

July 28, 2013
Engineer/producer Michael Wagener recalls the heyday of recording hard-rock and metal titans acts like Metallica and Megadeth, as wells as how to find your speaker cab’s sweet spot and make your mix sound huge.
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