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Guitarists

Rig Rundown - Wilco's Nels Cline

January 26, 2012
Nels Cline spends 40 glorious minutes detailing and demoing his Wilco rig.
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Animals as Leaders: A Different Breed

Animals as Leaders: A Different Breed

January 10, 2012
Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes—Animals as Leaders’ jaw-dropping dualguitar team—live up to their name and create a new progressive-rock beast by cross-breeding jazz, classical, and metal techniques in a way that simultaneously blows your mind and defies the genre’s stereotypes.
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Brent Mason: A Chameleon in Tune Town

Brent Mason: A Chameleon in Tune Town

January 10, 2012
nashville session ace Brent mason discusses his new recording how-to dvd, his heavily modified ’68 Tele workhorse, and how sight-reading can sometimes make him “sweat blood.”
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Rig Rundown - Primus' Ler LaLonde [2012]

January 4, 2012
Watch him demo the effects on his three wacky pedalboards as he shows us through his stage gear in the latest Rig Rundown
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Ani DiFranco: History on Her Side

Ani DiFranco: History on Her Side

January 4, 2012
DIY acoustic icon Ani DiFranco reveals how her new Magnatone tremolo addiction, Americana legend Pete Seeger, and her newfound ability to relax inspired the album of her career
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GALLERY: Stevie Ray Vaughan Gear

December 28, 2011
A look at some of Stevie's guitars, amps, and effects from the book, Stevie Ray Vaughan Day By Day, Night After Night His Final Years, 1983-1990.
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Rig Rundown - Robert Randolph

December 27, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Iowa City, IA, at the Englert Theatre where he catches up with pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph who walks us through his current touring rig consisting of Fender amps, Fender guitars, Fuchs amplifiers, Electro-Harmonix effects, and various other products.
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George Benson: Still the Coolest of Cats

George Benson: Still the Coolest of Cats

December 20, 2011
Jazz legend George Benson talks about his upcoming signature Fender amp, dissects his incredible picking technique, and explains the thought process behind Guitar Man; his long-awaited return to ripping 6-string work.
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Book Excerpt: Stevie Ray Vaughan Day By Day, Night After Night His Final Years, 1983-1990

Book Excerpt: Stevie Ray Vaughan Day By Day, Night After Night His Final Years, 1983-1990

December 20, 2011
An exclusive book excerpt detailing the legend’s final years.
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Oz Noy: Wizard of Weird

Oz Noy: Wizard of Weird

December 20, 2011
What do legends like Eric Johnson, Steve Lukather, Will Lee, and Vinnie Colaiuta have in common? They''re all blown away by Oz Noy''s quirky, stompbox-abusing blend of funk, blues, jazz, and rock. Here he talks about his latest Tour De Force, Twisted Blues, Vol. 1.
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Silvertone Amp-In-The-Case

Silvertone Amp-In-The-Case

December 20, 2011
This is the same guitar that Lenny Haise (played by Steve Zahn) plays in the movie That Thing You Do!, before the fictional band hits it big and purchases more expensive instruments.
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Kirk Douglas: Soul Reviver

Kirk Douglas: Soul Reviver

December 20, 2011
As backing guitarist for everyone from the Beastie Boys to John McLaughlin and the Boss on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Roots’ “Captain” Kirk Douglas stands in the unique position of spearheading a soul-music resurgence and taking guitar into genres heretofore untouched by his funky brand of 6-string badness.
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GALLERY: Guns N' Roses 2011 Touring Gear

GALLERY: Guns N' Roses 2011 Touring Gear

December 14, 2011
See the gear DJ Ashba, Richard Fortus, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and Tommy Stinson used on tour in 2011.
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Rig Rundown - Yngwie Malmsteen

December 12, 2011

PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where she catches up with guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen who walks us through his touring rig that he used during the Relentless 2011 tour.


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Interview: Korn’s Munky on The Path of Totality

Interview: Korn’s Munky on The Path of Totality

December 7, 2011
Building upon two decades of reinvention, Korn delivers something different to its fans. Guitarist Munky explains the group’s latest delving into dubstep, how he won the battle over synth, and the secret to getting a truly Korn sound.
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20 Steps to a Kinder, Gentler Frankenaxe

20 Steps to a Kinder, Gentler Frankenaxe

December 6, 2011
In the spirit of Eddie Van Halen, some tips on creating your own unique tone monster (but with more trial and less error).
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GALLERY: Vince Gill’s Touring Gear

November 30, 2011
The vintage axes and boutique amps Gill relies on live.
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Rig Rundown - Steely Dan’s Jon Herington

November 30, 2011
See Jon Herington’s live rig used on Steely Dan’s summer 2011 tour.
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Rig Rundown - Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

November 30, 2011
See Walter Becker’s live rig used on Steely Dan’s summer 2011 tour.
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Rig Rundown - The Aristocrats' Guthrie Govan

November 21, 2011
The gear Govan used on the Aristocrats 2011 US Tour.
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