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Articles by Perry Bean

Rig Rundown: Architects

June 12, 2019
Check out the digital stomps, profiling amps, and modern pickups the U.K. metalcore warriors use to ignite mosh pits across the globe.
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Rig Rundown: The Bouncing Souls

May 15, 2019
The seminal East Coast punks prove that beat-up guitars and undeniable hooks can keep a band touring the world for over three decades.
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Rig Rundown: Failure's Ken Andrews [2019]

April 3, 2019
The sonic sorcerer shows us how he builds walls of textures with an Axe-Fx III and his new signature Electrical Guitar Company offset.
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First Look: Abasi Pathos

February 14, 2019
PG's Perry Bean grabs an EMG-loaded ESP to explore the spectrum of nastiness in the Animals As Leaders frontman's namesake dirt box.
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Rig Rundown: Tyler Childers Band

February 6, 2019
The Appalachia crew prove that ripping T-styles seasoned with effects-rich pedal steel can still be prominent in today’s country and Americana music.
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NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 4

January 29, 2019
Music is Win's Tyler Larson joins the gang to wrap up this year's show by discussing new stuff from PRS, Coppersound, Chase Bliss, Benson, Ruokangas, and more.
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NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 2

January 25, 2019
Session guitarist/demo guy extraordinaire (and PG Tone Tips columnist) Pete Thorn joins us to discuss the latest gear from Ernie Ball, Alexander Pedals, Waterloo, Sound City, and more.
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NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 1

January 24, 2019
Watch Bobb Bruno of Best Coast join the PG crew to discuss highlights from the day, including new stuff from Taylor, Dunlop, Ibanez, Fender, and more.
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Rig Rundown: Saves the Day

December 19, 2018
Watch how bassist Rodrigo Palma uses a simplistic, time-tested combination of Fender plus Ampeg, while guitarist Arun Bali employs a collection of classic guitars and stacks a hearty amount of fuzz pedals to color their brand of post-pop punk.
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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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