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Gear

Maximum Energy: The Gear of the Original Punks

Maximum Energy: The Gear of the Original Punks

May 18, 2010
The gear of The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and The Clash, plus 10 first-generation punk albums to check out
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Black Cat OD-1, Super Fuzz and OD-Fuzz Pedal Review

Black Cat OD-1, Super Fuzz and OD-Fuzz Pedal Review

May 18, 2010
Black Cat''s relaunched line of fuzz and overdrive pedals reviewed.
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Lâg Tramontane T400DCE Acoustic Guitar Review

Lâg Tramontane T400DCE Acoustic Guitar Review

May 18, 2010
The T400DCE, an acoustic with flexible electronics from French guitar company Lâg''s Tramontane line of steel strings, is reviewed.
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Axes Bold as Love: The Gear of Experience Hendrix Tour 2010

Axes Bold as Love: The Gear of Experience Hendrix Tour 2010

May 18, 2010
PG goes behind the scenes on the Experience Hendrix Tour to talk gear with the gods and demigods of guitar
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Hardwire CM-2 Tube Overdrive, DL-8 Delay/Looper and SC-2 Valve Distortion Pedal Review

Hardwire CM-2 Tube Overdrive, DL-8 Delay/Looper and SC-2 Valve Distortion Pedal Review

May 18, 2010
Overdrive, delay, and distortion offerings of the Hardwire line of boutique-style effects are reviewed.
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Finding the Right Pedals for Your Rig

May 18, 2010
Assess your gear to find out what pedals you should be using.
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Source Audio Soundblox Pro Classic Distortion Pedal Review

Source Audio Soundblox Pro Classic Distortion Pedal Review

May 18, 2010
Source Audio''s Soundblox Pro Classic Distortion, which features a number of famous distortion tones, is reviewed.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Classic StingRay 4 Bass Review

Ernie Ball Music Man Classic StingRay 4 Bass Review

May 18, 2010
Ernie Ball''s Classic Stingray 4, which blends modern features with its 1976 roots, is reviewed.
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Tone Capacitors for Stratocaster, Part 3

May 18, 2010
Applying Dirk''s cap knowledge to a real-life situation.
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Carr Artemus 1x12 Combo Amp Review

Carr Artemus 1x12 Combo Amp Review

May 18, 2010
Steve Carr''s latest amp, his take on classic Vox AC tone, is reviewed.
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Guitars, Part 1

When Bad Things Happen to Good Guitars, Part 1

May 18, 2010
Commonly-seen causes of damage at the repair shop
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1966 Mosrite Ventures Model

1966 Mosrite Ventures Model

May 18, 2010
A Mosrite Ventures MK I, similar to Johnny Ramone''s iconic guitar.
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Big Apple Guitar Shops: Then and Now

Big Apple Guitar Shops: Then and Now

May 18, 2010
A New Jersey native remembers Music Row’s early years and checks in on NYC’s current indie guitar-shop
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Video Review- Jens Ritter Princess Isabella Guitar

May 18, 2010
PG's Pat Smith walks us through his latest review in the June 2010 issue of Premier Guitar -- the Ritter Instruments Princess Isabella Baritone Jazz Guitar.

The Isabella is Jens Ritter's (renowned bass luthier) take on building a hollowbody-style guitar but with a solid body construction. It also uniquely thin as it only measures 1" thick. Also, it has a very different bridge design/construction, which Ritter describes as "the hand cast bridge foot is mounted into a small hollowed area carved into the body that exactly matches the contour of the bridge foot. The bridge foot is held in place by a friction setting and only makes contact with a 2mm thin elliptical contour ridge along the hollow area. Thus, most of the surface area on the interior side of the bridge foot and the bridge studs float in the hollow area."

The body is made from a very light swamp ash, the neck is switenia mahogany and the fingerboard is Bavarian maple. The tuners are Gotohs, the bridge is a Schaller and the pickup is a Haeussel Custom Fat-Jazz.

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2010 Summer Gear Road Trip Guide

May 14, 2010
Over the past few years, Premier Guitar has traveled across America documenting some of the coolest places gear is made, played, and displayed in our On Location series of videos—we’ve even made a stop in Germany. Now that the summer travel season is upon us, we’ve compiled your guide to these gear destinations to help you plan a guitar-ific vacation.
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GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - #1 Guitars

GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - #1 Guitars

May 7, 2010
In our inaugural Show Us Your Gear Gallery, we feature the go-to instruments of our readers.
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ZT Amplifiers The Club Amp Review

ZT Amplifiers The Club Amp Review

May 7, 2010
The ZT Club packs a punch in an affordably priced, giggable package
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Video Review - ZT Amplifiers Club

May 6, 2010
PG's Pat Smith walks us through his Web Exclusive review of the ZT Amplifiers' Club combo (the full review can be found on http://www.premierguitar.com).

The ZT Club is a solid-state combo that rocks out an incredible 200 watts of Class A/B power.Sharing the same proprietary electronics design of the Lunchbox amp, the Club is capable of delivering 200 watts with output over 130dB at only 22 pounds and just a few inches bigger than the custom 12 driver inside. The Club expands on the ZT Lunchbox platform by featuring separate Bass and Treble controls, an effects loop, and a traditional Reverb control.

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Scorpions' Matthias Jabs Candy Apple Red Fenders

April 29, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he catches with up Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs. In this segment, Matthias Jabs introduces us to his store MJ Guitars based in Germany and its huge collection of guitars. Here, we get to see plenty of Fender Custom Shop models, including several original, rare Fender Candy Apple Red Teles, 12-strings, Jaguars, Jazzmasters, Stratocasters and J and P Basses.
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Luna Guitars Henna Paisley T Electric Guitar Review

Luna Guitars Henna Paisley T Electric Guitar Review

April 29, 2010
The Henna T is a gig-worthy, affordable Tele-style with unique aesthetics
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