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Perry Bean

Perry Bean

Perry cut his teeth touring and playing in punk rock and hardcore bands, before he got his start in film. He worked his way up from lowly production assistant to become a producer, art director, and most recently, a music video director nominated for ACM, CMT, and CMA awards. Premier Guitar was a perfect fit for him, combining his two favorite things, guitars and cameras. Perry doesn't have free time, but his massive dog Beef pays his rent by being Perry's intern.

ARTICLES

NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Livestream Day 4

January 28, 2018
The PG editors wrap up the final day of NAMM by talking about new gear from Electro-Harmonix, JAM Pedals, Two-Rock, Fuzzrocious, Komet, and Prisma Guitars.
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NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Livestream Day 2

January 26, 2018
The PG crew convenes to discuss the day's coolest finds, including gear from Alexander Pedals, Oni Guitars, L.R. Baggs, Eventide, JHS, and more.
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Rig Rundown: Power Trip

January 3, 2018
Learn about the lean-and-mean power tools these Texans use for their style of classic thrash metal.
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Rig Rundown: Animals as Leaders [2017]

December 20, 2017
Investigate how progressive rockers Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes weave emotive jams with 16 strings, both tube heads and digital amp modelers, and a stockpile of stomps.
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Rig Rundown: mewithoutYou

December 13, 2017
Post-hardcore guitar assassins Michael Weiss and Brandon Beaver talk tone tools with PG’s Perry Bean.
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Rig Rundown: The Afghan Whigs

October 18, 2017
The alt-rock pioneers show us the killer screen-printed Mesa/Boogies and piles of pedals they use to dish out both ethereal and rough-and-tumble tones.
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Rig Rundown: Chon

October 4, 2017
The chill, mostly instrumental rockers breeze through a tonal equation that includes Ibanez guitars, Matchless combos, and a bunch of pedals.
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GALLERY: Riot Fest 2017

September 29, 2017
Check out the instruments used by members of Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker, Bad Brains, Prophets of Rage, New Order, Built to Spill, and others who rocked the Chicago fest.
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Rig Rundown: Citizen

August 2, 2017
The Hamm brothers and guitarist Ryland Oehlers detail the wallet-friendly guitars, classic tube amps, and versatile stomp stations that ignite their modern spin on grunge and post-hardcore.
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SNAMM 2017 Editors' Picks Livestream Day 3

July 15, 2017
The editors gather after the final day of Summer NAMM 2017 to talk about some hip new gear from Cole Clark, Wampler, Dwarfcraft, and more!
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SNAMM 2017 Editors' Picks Livestream Day 1

July 13, 2017
Watch the PG editors talk about their favorite new gear from Martin, Nutter, TK Smith, and more!
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Gallery: Shaky Knees 2017

May 26, 2017
PG dives into gear details with Phoenix, Warpaint, Third Eye Blind, Moon Taxi, the Shins, and others playing the massive Atlanta festival.
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Rig Rundown: Lee Brice Band

April 26, 2017
You asked, so here it is—PG goes behind the scenes to take a look at the live gear used by our own John Bohlinger and his onstage boss, country superstar Lee Brice.
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Rig Rundown: Deafheaven

March 22, 2017
Guitarists Kerry McCoy and Shiv Mehra might have similar tastes in gear, but their approach to combining modern metal riffs with soundscape samples sets them apart.
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Rig Rundown: Jimmy Eat World

March 8, 2017
Jim Adkins and Tom Linton tossed their traditional setup to the side and packed up some P-90-loaded axes for their latest tour.
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NAMM 2017 Editors' Picks Livestream Day 4

January 22, 2017
Our final livestream from the 2017 NAMM show includes gear from Hamer, Classic Audio Effects, Mayones, and more!
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NAMM 2017 Editors' Picks Livestream Day 3

January 21, 2017
Nashville guitarist Daniel Donato joins the editors to discuss the coolest gear from the third day of NAMM.
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NAMM 2017 Editors' Picks Livestream Day 2

January 20, 2017
The PG editors are back to talk about the highlights of the second day of NAMM, including gear from TV Jones, Collings, Line 6, Milkman, and more.
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NAMM 2017 Editors' Picks Livestream Day 1

January 19, 2017
Watch the PG editors talk about their favorite new gear from Dunlop, PRS, Taylor, Laney, and more.
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Rig Rundown: Meshuggah [2016]

December 21, 2016
The Swedish metal masters eschew cabs for a mix of high-powered amps, some digital modeling, and 8-string axes.
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