November 2018

Articles by Perry Bean

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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Rig Rundown: Nada Surf

November 2, 2016
The alt-rock group packs a punch with Les Pauls, cranked amps, and just a few essential stomps.
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Rig Rundown: Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi

October 26, 2016
Experimenting with odd-time signatures and unusual tunings isn’t the only reason for the band’s unique mojo—a few eye-popping guitars, classic amps, and a pile of pedals are also required for their brand of melodic post-hardcore.
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GALLERY: Riot Fest 2016

October 4, 2016
See what guitars and basses the punks, metalheads, and hardcore rockers used during the Windy City’s other 3-day festival.
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The Gray Area: Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi

August 4, 2016
On how they reached new outliers on To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere by experimenting with amps, tunings, and overdrives—and embracing their never-ending quest to create music with passion.
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Rig Rundown: Black Mountain's Stephen McBean

June 29, 2016
This Vancouver psych-rock quintet is building quite a buzz with its vibey grooves, so we decided to find out which gear gives bandleader McBean his 6-string buzz.
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GALLERY: Shaky Knees 2016

May 26, 2016
Situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this three-day festival included acts like the Kills, My Morning Jacket, Eagles of Death Metal, Deftones, At the Drive-In, Explosions in the Sky, and more.
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Rig Rundown: Killswitch Engage

May 4, 2016
One of metalcore’s biggest bands allows PG to check out their signature instruments and the minimal gear they use to punish crowds on a nightly basis.
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Rig Rundown: Children of Bodom

March 2, 2016
It’s all about ESP guitars and cranked Marshalls for one of death metal’s most melodic shredders.
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Rig Rundown: August Burns Red

January 27, 2016
The Grammy-nominated outfit shows us the Ibanez guitars, Kiesel basses, and Kemper and Ampeg amps that ignite their metalcore sound.
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Rig Rundown: Frank Turner

January 13, 2016
The British hardcore kid turned folk songwriting hero details his go-to road gear.
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Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

December 2, 2015
“Cooder-casters,” boutique amps, classic Gibsons, and a healthy amount of pedals give fire to Isbell’s brand of Southern-bred rock.
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