November 2018

Articles by Tessa Jeffers

Rig Rundown: Nine Inch Nails

November 7, 2018
Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini create the perfect drug for NIN fans with a bevy of heavy-hitting custom guitars and basses and a high-tech hybrid setup that marries digital with analog.
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Greta Van Fleet: Sounds Like Freedom

September 25, 2018
The band exploded onto the rock scene in 2017 before they had even made a full album. Now, three Michigan brothers and their best friend are releasing their debut LP, Anthem of the Peaceful Army.
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Album Spotlight: Patrick Droney

August 27, 2018
A virtuoso guitarist with heart delivers a charged debut.
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Song Premiere: Michael Landau’s “One Tear Away”

January 11, 2018
A session legend who's played on classics by Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, and Pink Floyd shares a track from his new album, Rock Bottom.
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Wand: “Bee Karma” Song Premiere

August 10, 2017
The L.A. rockers have a new guitarist, a new album, and this new song that comes with a dancing clown video.
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Gallery: Bonnaroo 2017—U2’s Epic First U.S. Festival Headline Performance

June 22, 2017
The Edge’s guitar playing blew our brains out. Besides that, here’s a glimpse of who played what on the farm, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Royal Blood, Kaleo, Umphrey’s McGee, and others in between.
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Valerie June: In Full Bloom

March 27, 2017
The roots-soul siren embraces her idiosyncratic muse, builds a band of kindred musical spirits, and blossoms bright on her sophomore album, The Order of Time.
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Davy Knowles: 'Three Miles from Avalon' Full Album Premiere

October 13, 2016
The bluesman goes back to basics with his coalescing live band to capture a raw, late-’60s vintage vibe on his third solo LP.
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Tal Wilkenfeld: No Limits

May 12, 2016
As the dexterous bassist transitions from sideman to songwriter on her upcoming solo album, she’s adamant about being true to herself, her music, and her expression.
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Rig Rundown: The Kills' Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart

April 13, 2016
This dynamic art-rock duo uses a classy combo of vintage Hofners, Gretsches, Selmers, and a few secret weapons to create a mesmerizing original sound.
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Luther Dickinson: “Hurry Up Sunrise” Video Premiere

February 16, 2016
The North Mississippi Allstars frontman performs a song from his new solo album and gives a spirited lesson in hill country blues fingerpicking.
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Rig Rundown: AWOLNATION’s Zach Irons

December 23, 2015
A Japanese Strat, Fender Bassman tones from a Kemper, and a whole lot of distortion help Awolnation’s lead 6-stringer recreate unconventional guitar tones onstage.
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Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience

December 7, 2015
For his 100th birthday, a traveling tour brings the Thomas Edison of guitar to the people.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Hapas Kayzer 8FF

November 9, 2015
An 8-string named “Columbus” makes its way across the Atlantic.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Hallmark Swept-Wing

October 23, 2015
A resurrected orange sparkle Hallmark Swept-Wing with a great backstory.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Jackson Explorer

October 9, 2015
Check out a custom Jackson Explorer that was modded with medical equipment parts.
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Rig Rundown: Best Coast’s Bobb Bruno and Bethany Cosentino

September 30, 2015
California surf-rockers Best Coast use tons of fun effects and interesting guitars to create their shimmers and other layered tones.
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Rig Rundown: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill [2015]

September 16, 2015
The Texas rockers have used the same tone formula for decades, but when it comes to gear and making a statement, they’re kings of style.
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Rig Rundown: Deep Purple’s Steve Morse

August 12, 2015
The guitarist details the signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitars, Engl amps, and specialized effects he uses on the road.
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Gallery: Bonnaroo 2015

June 19, 2015
Guitar highlights from the farm, which may be the most eclectic musical experience out there.
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