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Interview: Ken Scott, Part 1: Recording with The Beatles & Inside the Studio

February 26, 2010
In the first of our two-part interview, producer Ken Scott tells stories from inside the studio with the Beatles, and shares his approach to mic''ing guitars and drums.
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Media Preview March '10

February 11, 2010
Full Metal Jackie Certified: The 50 Most Influential Heavy Metal Songs of the ‘80s, The Fender Telecaster Handbook, Rock and Roll Tourist, Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live At Wacken & Other Assorted Atrocities (Exodus), The T.A.M.I. Show: Collector’s Edition
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Guthrie Govan... So Far

February 11, 2010
Find out what rocks the world of the self-taught clinician, loop master, and former Asia guitarist.
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Interview: Bruce Kulick Discusses Gear and Recording for BK3

February 4, 2010
Bruce Kulick talks about the new album, BK3, his vast gear collection, and the thrills of recording and writing with some of his favorite artists.
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Media Preview February 2010

January 14, 2010
Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock, Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones, Altamont, and the End of the Sixties, Jimi Hendrix Gear, Thin Lizzy – Are You Ready?, Billy Idol – In Super Overdrive Live, ZZ Top – Double Down Live
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Jim Campilongo, NYC Telemaster

January 14, 2010
Jim Campilongo discusses his go-to Teles and his love for Princeton Reverbs, and Greg Koch talks about Jim''s new signature Tele.
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Secrets of the Masters: "Walk" by Pantera

January 14, 2010
Behind the recording of Pantera''s ''92 hit from Vulgar Display of Power, "Walk"
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Joe Perry: On the Move

January 14, 2010
In the midst of a The Joe Perry Project revival, Perry discusses the gear he’s using onstage and in the studio, with an expanded Gear Box.
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Interview: Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan

January 7, 2010
How Russian Circles does instrumental metal differently, and the gear Mike relies on for achieving his layered sound live.
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Rig Rundown - Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick

December 23, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Davenport, IA, on 12/07/09 where he catches up with Megadeth's guitarists Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick. In this video segment, both Dave and Chris walk us through their thrash metal setups.

As we all know, Mr. Mustaine uses signature Dean Guitars (with 6-on-a-side) and Marshall power amps and cabs. To keep things simple and preventing from a lot of moving pieces that could break down, they both use DigiTech GSP1101 preamp. The only thing different in Chris Broderick's rig is his guitar, he currently is using a Ibanez Prestige. While Broderick preferes the RG series, he's rolling with the Prestige because of the trem system.

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Media Preview January '10

December 17, 2009
BOOKS: Led Zeppelin: Good Times Bad Times: A Visual Biography of the Ultimate Band & The Les Paul Guitar Book DVDs: Secret Policeman’s Balls: The Secret Policeman Rocks!, Guitar Setup and Maintenance & More Guitar Setup and Basic Modifications
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Those Daring Young Men and Their Doubleneck Guitars: A Brief History of Multi-Neck Players

December 17, 2009
From the early pioneers like Joe Maphis and Grady Martin to today''s lesser-known players (and of course, the big names in between).
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Laurence Juber: Rider on a Wooden Horse

December 17, 2009
The highly acclaimed fingerstylist, Grammy winner and composer discusses composing, recording, and adapting to the situation.
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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa: Guitars

December 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitarist powerhouse, Joe Bonamassa. In this video segment, we get to hear from Joe about his current slew of guitars for his current tour.

Joe walks us through several Gibsons, including his JB model # 001 (which he calms is his favorite), a "Gary Moore" Les Paul, another JB Goldtop model (with traditional white hardware), a cardinal red Firebird and an old Flying V. In addition, he shows off some Ernie Ball models like his Petrucci baritone and Steve Morse loaded with DiMarzios. To top it off, he breaks out a double-neck ... just for good measure!

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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa: Effects

December 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitar-slinger Joe Bonamassa. In this video segment, we catch up with Joe as he talks and plays us through the current line up of guitar effects on his pedalboard for the current tour.

He demos some of his favorite amp and effect setups including a Way Huge Pork Loin, a Fuzz Face (custom-made by George Tripps), a replica of an old Whirlwind phaser, a BOSS DD-3 Digital Delay, a TS-9 Tube Screamer, a Fulltone Tremolo and a rackmounted TC Electronic TC2290 delay.

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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa: Amplifiers

December 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa. In this portion, Joe talks and demos his current lineup of amps for the ongoing tour.

In this video segment, Joe shows off his amplifier setup during the 2009 tour. The four amp collection includes a 20 year old custom Bogner Uberschall, a Marshall Jubilee, a JB-100 Carol-Ann (1 of 10) and a Van Weelden Twinkleland, which according to Joe is the only one in the US.

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Rig Rundown - Rob Zombie's John 5

December 4, 2009
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, on 11/19/09 during the Rob Zombie '09 tour where she caught up with guitarist and tele wizard, John 5.

In this segment, John 5 walks us through his current live rig used for the current tour, including his plethora of Fender Custom Shop teles and siganture models, which all feature Dimarzio pickups or a Twisted Tele for the neck spot. He rocks a MINIMAL pedalboard (3 pedals and a wah!) and runs all that through various Marshall heads.

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Rig Rundown - GWAR's Mike Derks

December 4, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with GWAR's gore-tastic guitarist, Mike Derks - aka "Balsac the Jaws of Death."

In this segment, Derks walks us through his current live rig which includes his custom ESP EX which features a "Balsac-approved" GWAR decal on the body and on the fretboard. Its loaded with EMG 85 in the neck and 81 in the bridge. He runs the guitar through a Mesa Boogie TriAxis preamp, Lexicon MPX G2 effects processor, a Mesa Boogie Stereo Simul-Class 295 head, which runs through a custom Vader 4x12.

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Interview: Tommy Thayer on Sonic Boom and Being KISS

December 3, 2009
Tommy Thayer talks about recording Sonic Boom, fitting in with the legendary band and the gear he uses in the studio and on stage
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Interview: Greg Collins - KISS' Sonic Boom Producer

December 3, 2009
Greg discusses how he and the band made a 1970s KISS album in 2009
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