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Rig Rundown

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Rig Rundown - Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan & Brian Cook

September 5, 2013
Premier Guitar heads into Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago to catch up with Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan and Brian Cook during the recording of Memorial where the duo shows off their studio rigs and collection of boutique gear.
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Rig Rundown - Queens of the Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen

August 28, 2013
Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen chats about his upcoming signature Fender Jazzmaster and his go-to amps and pedals. Plus! Photos of Josh Homme's and bassist Michael Shuman's main gear.
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Rig Rundown - Billy Idol's Steve Stevens

August 21, 2013
Steve Stevens shows us his entire Billy Idol live setup, including his signature Knaggs guitars and Friedman amps, as well as the toy ray gun he modified for the "Rebel Yell" solo.
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Rig Rundown - Middle Class Rut's Zack Lopez

August 14, 2013
Inside the three-rig setup for the two-man band.
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Rig Rundown - Styx's James Young and Ricky Phillips

August 7, 2013
Check out the gear Styx guitarist James Young and bassist Ricky Phillips use on tour!
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Rig Rundown - Vince Gill & Paul Franklin

July 31, 2013
The country duo discusses the gear used during the recording of Bakersfield.
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Rig Rundown - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell

July 27, 2013
We go inside Mike Campbell's drool-inducing lineup of vintage guitars and amps he brings on the road. Campbell's guitar tech, Steve Winstead, walks us through every guitar, amp, and pedal and lets us in on Campbell's time-tested formula for great tone. Here are some highlights.
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Rig Rundown: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner

July 17, 2013
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner explains why his first-ever guitar is still his main one, and we get a detailed look at the four-amp, four-pedalboard rig he uses live.
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Michael Angelo Batio

Rig Rundown - Michael Angelo Batio

July 6, 2013
Batio talks to us about his various signature models from Dean Guitars, including a double-guitar signature, and his 4-amp setup (Marshall and Dime), and his sparse pedalboard with overdrive, delay, and wah.
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Rig Rundown - REO Speedwagon's Dave Amato

June 27, 2013
REO Speedwagon guitarist Dave Amato details his rig during the recent Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express tour with Styx and Ted Nugent.
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Rig Rundown - Living Colour's Vernon Reid & Doug Wimbish [2013]

June 20, 2013

Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Park West in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Living Colours' Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish during their 2013 U.S. tour.


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Rig Rundown - Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman

June 12, 2013

Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman talks in depth about his upcoming signature model and love for Mesa/Boogie amps.


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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa (2013)

June 5, 2013

Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Rockford, IL, where she catches up with Joe Bonamassa's tech Mike Hickey who details Bonamassa's current solo rig.


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Rig Rundown - Steven Wilson and Guthrie Govan

May 20, 2013

Premier Guitar is on location in Chicago, Illinois where Jason Shadrick catches up with Steven Wilson and Guthrie Govan. In this segment, the two discuss and demo their rigs.


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Rig Rundown - Sigur Ros

May 6, 2013
See how Sigur Ros guitarist Jonsi por Birgisson's rig is customized for his bowing technique and more
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Rig Rundown - Green Day

May 3, 2013
We talk to Billy Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt's techs about the rigs used to recreate material from the punk vets' Uno, Dos, and Tre' albums.
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Rig Rundown - Yes' Steve Howe and Chris Squire

May 1, 2013

Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond is on location in Omaha, Nebraska, where he catches up with Yes' Chris Squire and Steve Howe to check out their vintage gear, including old Rickenbackers, Gibsons, Fenders, and more.


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Rig Rundown - The Hives

April 24, 2013

Premier Guitar is on location in Chicago, Illinois, where Rebecca Dirks meets up with Nicholaus Arson and Vigilante Carlstroem of the Hives. In this segment, the guys discuss their heavily battered go-to axes (and why it doesn?t really matter for garage rock anyways), along with their mix of boutique and vintage amps and effects.


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Rig Rundown - Pink's Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner

April 9, 2013

Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, where he catches up with Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner on tour with Pink's The Truth About Love tour. In this segment, Justin and Eva detail their go-to instruments and signal chains.


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Rig Rundown - Animals as Leaders' Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes [2013]

April 3, 2013
Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago where she catches up with Animals As Leaders guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes. In this segment, the guys discuss their 8-string guitars, the patches they use on their Axe-FX, and why they still incorporate a traditional amp head and cab into their rigs.
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