November 2018
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

Rig Rundown: Minus the Bear [2018]

October 24, 2018
Before the storied math-rock outfit rides off into the sunset, Jake Snider, bassist Cory Murchy, and looper-extraordinaire Dave Knudson give us one last glimpse at how they build their fascinating, IDM-inspired textures.
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Rig Rundown: FIDLAR

October 10, 2018
These DIY punkers prove you don’t need custom axes and pyrotechnics to spark a mosh pit and a good time.
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Gallery: Riot Fest 2018

September 28, 2018
We cherry-picked the essential guitar-centric happenings from Chicago’s three-day celebration, including performances from Johnny Marr, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Weezer, Bad Religion, Jesus Lizard, and more!
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Rig Rundown: Pokey LaFarge

September 26, 2018
The Americana stylist and his band favor a minimalist approach to create their throwback sounds.
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Rig Rundown: Zao

July 11, 2018
Even on borrowed gear, the metalcore pioneers are able to bring the thunder with a handful of ESP guitars, some Mesa/Boogie firepower, and a stash of gnarly fuzz pedals.
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Summer NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Day 3

June 30, 2018
Watch the PG editors wrap up the last day of Summer NAMM by discussing new gear from Gamechanger Audio, Koch Amps, Maxwatt, and more!
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Summer NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Day 1

June 28, 2018
Our crew gives a quick rundown of the five most head-turning things they saw on their first day at the Nashville gear expo.
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Rig Rundown: Red Fang

June 6, 2018
Witness how 5-string Krautsters, solid-state Sunn heads, and pitch shifters provide the stoner-metal band’s foundation for brute-force tones.
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Rig Rundown: Propagandhi

March 21, 2018
Politically charged prog-punkers Chris Hannah, Todd Kowalski, and Sulynn Hago of Propagandhi take PG through their road rigs.
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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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