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Rig Rundown: Sleep

July 24, 2019
The sultan of sludge illustrates that his first band is a shuttle for sonic exploration launching into orbit on the backs of triple-humbucker guitars, a sierra of Oranges, and two boards the size of Cape Canaveral.
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Tools for the Task: Noise Gate Pedals

June 14, 2019
Keep the sounds you want. Dial out the ones you don’t.
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Rig Rundown: Judas Priest

June 5, 2019
Watch the pioneering British heavy metal band share the stories and secrets behind the gear that’s banged heads for 50 years and sold over 50 million records.
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First Look: MXR Carbon Copy Mini

June 1, 2019
PG goes from rockabilly slapback to freakout oscillation to properly test out the itty-bitty edition of the popular green delay.
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Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr. & Eric Zapata [2019]

May 1, 2019
Check out the gear used by the current king of soulful R&B-laced blues-rock and his longtime guitar foil.
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MXR Releases the Raijin Drive

April 26, 2019
The newest collaboration with Shin Suzuki reinvents two iconic Japanese stompboxes—an overdrive and a distortion—with greater tonal range and usability so that those beloved sounds can keep up with the modern tone chase.
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Rig Rundown: Liz Cooper & the Stampede

April 24, 2019
The dreamy, psychedelic-folk rocker explains how a salvaged-spruce offset colored with gobs of vibe, chorus, and trem give her freewheeling, Dead-inspired journeys constant movement and flow.
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Rig Rundown: Jake E. Lee

March 27, 2019
The 6-string lycanthrope behind Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon shares the blisteringly loud setup used to power his new band, Red Dragon Cartel.
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Quick Hit: MXR Vintage Bass Octave Review

March 8, 2019
Exploring the deep with a pedal that won’t file an eminent domain claim on your board.
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Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn: Into the Mystic

February 21, 2019
Two exploratory rockers discuss their Philadelphia roots and the magic of collaboration, alternate tunings, old and loved guitars, and the search for transportive vocal and 6-string sounds.
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Rig Rundown: The Struts

February 20, 2019
One of the U.K.’s most buzzed-about rock bands shares the stories behind gear with two settings—loud and louder.
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Pedal Alley 2019: Reader Boards

February 14, 2019
Whether it’s collections of old-school straightforward stomps or elaborate circuits for spacey experimentation, each year we’re blown away by the different pedalboard setups our readers come up with. Here’s a dozen for the tonal takeaway.
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Rig Rundown: Tom Morello

February 13, 2019
Rock’s biggest “DJ” proves that, though his gear hasn't changed since the early ’90s, he still can rip out fresh ideas with ease and flair.
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Rig Rundown: Tyler Childers Band

February 6, 2019
The Appalachia crew prove that ripping T-styles seasoned with effects-rich pedal steel can still be prominent in today’s country and Americana music.
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NAMM '19 - MXR Vintage Bass Octave & Dyna Comp Bass Demos

January 25, 2019
Get hip to a pair of new mini pedals aimed at bassists who love compression and vintage octave sounds.
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NAMM '19 - MXR | Dunlop | Way Huge Dookie Drive, Billy Gibbons Siete Santos Octavio Fuzz, Supa Lead

January 25, 2019
Listen to signature pedals for the famed ZZ Top guitarist and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong , as well as a British-sounding dirt box.
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Top 10 First Looks of 2018

December 31, 2018
You voted with your clicks! Here are PG's most-watched gear-demo videos of the year.
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MXR EVH 5150 Chorus Review

November 26, 2018
Eddie’s chorus pedal is full of idiosyncrasies and interesting tonal surprises.
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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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Dunlop Unveils the MXR Mini Iso-Brick Power Supply, MXR Vintage Bass Octave, and Way Huge Purple Platypus Octidrive

November 16, 2018
The Purple Platypus Octidrive MkII aims to combine the burly, buttery tones and amp-clobbering gain of the Red Llama Overdrive with a frequency doubler that creates an octave-up effect.
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