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Transcending Boundaries: The Incomparable Les Paul and His Band

September 18, 2009
Les Paul''s Iridium band remembers their bandmate and friend
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Video Interview: Nokie Edwards

September 9, 2009
Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, where he's backstage at the Ryman Auditorium and chats with surf-guitar legend Nokie Edwards. They talk about Nokie's hand-made signature guitar, the HitchHiker. It features a swamp ash body, quilted maple top, a maple/walnut neck with ebony fingerboard and Sperzel locking tuners.

Also, Nokie plays us some Chet Atkins, Eagles and Eric Clapton to show off his versatility and love for all types of music.

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Step by Step: An Interview with Tom Riepl

September 9, 2009
With comparisons to Steve Morse and highly-acclaimed concept albums, German guitarist Tom Riepl is a name you should know.
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Media Preview September '09

August 19, 2009
Ted Nugent: Motor City Mayhem; Lenny Breau & Brad Terry: Live at the Maine Festival; Adam Rafferty Teaches How to Play the Music of Stevie Wonder; John Pizzarelli Exploring Jazz Guitar; Folk Blues for Fingerstyle Guitar; A Guitar Lesson with David Bromberg; Confessions of a Record Producer; Black Tooth Grin: The High Life, Good Times, and Tragic End of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott; Battle of The Band Names: The Best and Worst Band Names Ever
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Austin's Real Animal: Alejandro Escovedo

August 19, 2009
Escovedo is a talented, eclectic guitarist from Austin who''s starting to steal the title, "Austin''s favorite son."
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Bob Wootton: Keeping the Johnny Cash Flame Alive

August 19, 2009
The Johnny Cash guitarist talks about his playing style, tools of the trade, and keeping the Cash flame alive
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You Know Him as T.B. Player

August 19, 2009
Recognizing the legend that is James Jamerson
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Interview: O.A.R.'s Richard On

August 7, 2009
We caught up with On during their summer tour to talk about his Fenders, getting his signature tone, and bonding with the band.
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Rig Rundown - Clutch's Tim Sult & Dan Maines

July 28, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, at Kuma's Corner's 4th Anniversary Block Party where Clutch, Baroness and Lionize performed. In this video segment, Jordan catches up with Clutch's Tim Sult (guitarist) and Dan Maines (bassist) and talks all things gear and their new record, "Strange Cousins From the West".
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Gearing up with Billy Squier

July 22, 2009
Billy Squier talks about his gear, playing with Ringo, and touring.
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David Grissom: Lone Star Guitar

July 22, 2009
Genre-bending guitarist David Grissom talks about his musical development, latest recordings, and developing his signature PRS.
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Rig Rundown - Black Label Society's Nick Catanese

July 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Black Label Society's guitarist, Nick Catanese. In this video segment, we talk all things gear, Nick's beliefs on effects and his big move from Washburn to PRS. Recently, Nick has started using PRS guitars and later this year they'll be coming out with his signature model that will feature a double-cutaway, a Floyd Rose trem and EMG pickups. For amps, in BLS he uses Marshall heads and cabs from Zakk Wylde's Wall of Doom and for his own project Speed X he uses Fuchs Viper 100 heads and Electro Voice cabinets. For effects, he uses his signature Fuchs distortion pedal, the Noxious, a Dunlop Rotovibe, BOSS Stereo Chorus, Dunlop wah wah and Morley Bad Horsey.
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Rig Rundown - Dope's Virus

July 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Dope guitarist, Virus. In this video, they chat all things gear and run down Virus' rig. Virus plays DBZ Guitars-Bird of Prey and Cavallo models-through a Diamond Nitrox head that sits in a Phantom chasis... rockstars and their ways! For effects, Virus keeps it simple by only using a Digitech delay, phaser (that he only accidentally turns on) and whammy pedal.
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Rig Rundown - Cycle of Pain's JD & Joe Taylor

July 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Cycle of Pain's Joe Taylor and John "JD" DeServio--who also plays bass for Black Label Society.
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Rig Rundown - Sevendust's Clint Lowery

July 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Texas where he chats gear with Sevendust guitarist, Clint Lowery. In this video segment, they run down Clint's signal chain. For guitars, Clint uses various PRS models, but his go-to guitar is a standard PRS model he calls Bruce Lee. For amps, Clint uses Diamond Phantom heads (live) and has used a Mesa Boogie Mark IV for all his recordings. And to make things sound special he runs various pedals, including a Digitech whammy, MXR Phase 90, a volume pedal, TC Electronic delay, chorus pedal and envelope filter.

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Nylon, meet MIDI: Susan Weinert

July 8, 2009
Meet Susan Weinert, a jazz guitarist who blends nylon string guitars and MIDI technology
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To The Core With Vinnie Moore

July 1, 2009
Vinnie Moore talks songwriting with UFO, replacing Michael Shenker, his new signature Dean, and balancing a solo career
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