June Issue

Guitarists

Interview: Bad Brains - The Big Takeover That Never Was

December 10, 2012
Darryl Jenifer and Gary “Dr. Know” Miller of Bad Brains discuss their trailblazing fusion of disparate styles—from jazz to soul, reggae, punk, funk, and metal—as well as how their new album, "Into the Future," totally lives up to its name, and what it’s like to be both legends and underdogs more than 30 years into their career.
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Rig Rundown - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Judah Bauer

December 5, 2012
PG's Tessa Jeffers is on location at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, Illinois where she catches up with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion guitarist Judah Bauer. In this segment, Judah details his vintage parts-caster Teles, Fender amps, and array of effects.
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Interview: Peter Frampton - Part Two: Coming Alive Again

December 5, 2012
Frampton shares what it’s like to perform the his seminal album nearly four decades later.
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Rig Rundown: Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis

November 27, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location at the Majestic in Madison, Wisconsin, checking out Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis' rig. In this segment, he shows us his arsenal of modified Jazzmasters, a powerful four-amp setup, and then demonstrates some of the tones in his pedalboard.
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Interview: Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Brad Whitford Let the Music Do the Talking

November 27, 2012
The duo discusses the band’s somewhat tumultuous creative process, discovering new guitars, and what tones inspire them.
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Rig Rundown - Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan

November 20, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in St. Louis, Missouri, talking with the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan. In this segment, he discusses his modular preamp system, the handful of pedals he relies on, and his signature Fender Billy Corgan Strats.


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Interview: Peter Frampton’s Early Years

November 20, 2012
Frampton discusses growing up with David Bowie, discovering the talk box, and London in the ’60s.
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Rig Rundown - Blondie's Chris Stein and Tommy Kessler

November 14, 2012

PG's Tessa Jeffers is on location in Chicago, IL, at the Chicago Theatre where she catches up with Blondie's Chris Stein and Tommy Kessler.


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Rig Rundown - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno's Rickey Minor, Paul Jackson Jr., and Dave Delhomme

November 6, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Los Angeles, CA where she catches up with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno bassist Rickey Minor and guitarists Paul Jackson Jr. and Dave Delhomme. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals all three players use every night during taping.


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Rig Rundown - Saturday Night Live's Jared Scharff

November 6, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Studio 8H at 30 Rock in New York, NY, where she catches up with SNL house-band guitarist Jared Scharff. In this segment, Scharff talks using Fano Guitars, 65 Amps, and various pedals from boutique companies while working within the live show context every Saturday night.


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Rig Rundown - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's The Roots' "Captain" Kirk Douglas & Mark Kelley

November 6, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in New York, NY where she catches up with Late Night with Jimmy Fallon guitarist "Captain" Kirk Douglas and bassist Mark Kelley. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals both Douglas and Kelley use every night during taping.
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Rig Rundown - The Late Show with David Letterman's Will Lee, Sid McGinnis, and Felicia Collins

November 6, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, NY, where she catches up with CBS Orchestra bassist Will Lee and guitarists Sid McGinnis and Felicia Collins. In this segment, the three discuss the guitars, amps, and effects used nightly on The Late Show with David Letterman.
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Rig Rundown - Jimmy Kimmel Live! Toshi Yanagi & Jimmy Earl

November 6, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Hollywood, CA, where she catches up with Jimmy Kimmel Live! guitarist Toshi Yanagi and bassist Jimmy Earl. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals both Yanagi and Earl use every night during taping.
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Rig Rundown - Conan's Jimmy Vivino & Mike Merritt

November 6, 2012

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Hollywood, CA, where she catches up with Conan guitarist Jimmy Vivino and bassist Mike Merritt. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals both Vivino and Merritt use every night during taping, as well as take a look into Vivino's back room collection of guitars.


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Interview: Gary Clark Jr. - Lone Star Rising

November 5, 2012
With props from the likes of Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton, Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. is out to blast soul-rocking blues into the 21st century with his fulllength debut, Blak and Blu.
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Interview: Graveyard's Jonatan Ramm - Green Grooves from Gothenburg

November 5, 2012
Graveyard guitarist Jonatan Ramm discusses how his ’68 SG, Peter Green, and being willing to experiment with slide and saxophone illuminated his band’s classic-metal adventures on Lights Out.
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Interview: Charlie Hunter - Get Rhythm

November 5, 2012
7-string jazz phenom Charlie Hunter details his new vocabulary, the economics of touring, and why he prefers recording in mono.
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TV Guitars: Inside the World of Late Night (with exclusive Rig Rundown videos)

November 5, 2012
Go inside the world of late-night TV to get the lowdown on gear and performing from the 13 guitarists and bassists on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Saturday Night Live," "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
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Rig Rundown - Anthrax's Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano

October 30, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at the Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Anthrax guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano. In these segments, the guys walk us through their live rigs.
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