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The Year in Gear 2018

The Year in Gear 2018

November 20, 2018
Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.
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Rig Rundown: Monster Magnet

November 14, 2018
The "space lords" take time for a pit stop with us to cover the everyman Gibsons, scorching Marshalls, and nasty fuzzes that ignite their psychedelic orbit.
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Rig Rundown: Nine Inch Nails

November 7, 2018
Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini create the perfect drug for NIN fans with a bevy of heavy-hitting custom guitars and basses and a high-tech hybrid setup that marries digital with analog.
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First Look: Marshall Origin 50C

October 11, 2018
Guitarist John Bohlinger uses a '60s Strat, '50s goldtop, and a dual-humbucker Kiesel to hear the various tonal flavors residing in the British rock box.
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Marshall Origin 50C Review

October 11, 2018
A big-toned bargain that’s perfect for pedalboard tone sculptors.
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Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger: The "Woo" Factor

September 27, 2018
With cranked amps, big riffs, and a fleet of new and vintage Gibsons, the hard-rocking duo shoots for thrills on their new Nick Raskulinecz-produced album, Vicious.
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Rig Rundown: Pelican

August 8, 2018
See how the twin-guitar attack rocks SGs, classic tube heads, and strategically set delays that help birth epic post-metal jams.
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All the World’s a Gain Stage

July 16, 2018
A beginner’s guide to what makes tube amps growl, bark, and purr—from preamp tubes to output transformers and every cathode in between.
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Kittie’s Redemption

May 1, 2018
Morgan Lander and Tara McLeod discuss the all-female metal band’s explosive early success and the journey leading up to their 20th anniversary.
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Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean and Robert DeLeo

April 26, 2018
These lions of rock navigate the new Stone Temple Pilots album in the studio and onstage with carefully chosen guitars and basses, honed studio craft, and a new songwriting partner in vocalist Jeff Gutt.
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Rig Rundown: Eric Johnson [2018]

April 4, 2018
To reproduce Ah Via Musicom live, EJ pairs new signature semi-hollow Strats with much of his 1990 rig—and a clever new way to make his Echoplexes roadworthy.
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Rig Rundown: Robin Trower

March 28, 2018
The English rocker’s recipe for psychedelic blues-rock is simple: Plug a Strat into a Marshall and crank it up.
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Converge: Kurt Ballou’s Second Nature

March 13, 2018
The hardcore guitar hero and producer discusses the band's new LP, The Dusk in Us—as well as his new GodCity instrument and pedal outfit.
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Rig Rundown: Greta Van Fleet

February 7, 2018
One of today’s most buzzed-about rock bands walks us through the gear that powers their riff-heavy jams.
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NAMM '18 - Marshall DSL40C & Origin20C Demos

January 31, 2018
Two new tube-driven combos offer different takes on the classic Marshall sound—at lower volumes and lighter poundage.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2018 Day 3

January 27, 2018
The third day of NAMM was full of tone toys from Boss, Marshall, Vola, Marshall, Diamond Pedals, and more.
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Quintessential Rock Rigs by Decade

January 9, 2018
A comprehensive look at the guitars, amps, and effects that defined rock movements from the 1950s to today.
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Ask Amp Man: Positively Negative Feedback

January 4, 2018
Wanna shake up an old Fender? Try modding the negative feedback loop.
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Rig Rundown: Power Trip

January 3, 2018
Learn about the lean-and-mean power tools these Texans use for their style of classic thrash metal.
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Tools for the Task: Micro Amps

December 6, 2017
Ten very little amps that won’t blow any doors down, but might inspire more practice.
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