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All-Star Pedalboards 2017

From classic-rock simplicity to indie-tweaker’s delight: Premier Guitar chronicles the most noteworthy stomp stations from last year’s Rig Rundowns.

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Band of Skulls
Russell Marsden says his desert-island effect is the Ernie Ball VP Jr. volume pedal, which he says is the most expressive tool under his control. The noisemakers on his board include a Fulltone OCD, four Electro-Harmonix pedals (a Big Muff, a POG2, a Cathedral, and a Bass Soul Food that he sniped from bandmate Richardson), a Strymon El Capistan, a Boss DD-7 digital delay, and a Danelectro Reel Echo. Everything is controlled by a GigRig QuarterMaster QMX 8 switcher, and it all stays in tune thanks to a Boss TU-3 Tuner.

Alex LIfeson, Victor

Anthem Records in Canada and Rhino Records will reissue the first-ever solo albums of Rush's Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee. Lifeson’s 1996 album Victor and Lee’s 2000 offering My Favourite Headache will be re-released on August 9, 2024.

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The new Jimi Hendrix documentary chronicles the conceptualization and construction of the legendary musician’s recording studio in Manhattan that opened less than a month before his untimely death in 1970. Watch the trailer now.

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Rivolta Guitars' Sferata | PG Plays
Rivolta Guitars' Sferata | PG Plays

PG contributor Tom Butwin dives into the Rivolta Sferata, part of the exciting new Forma series. Designed by Dennis Fano and crafted in Korea, the Sferata stands out with its lightweight simaruba wood construction and set-neck design for incredible playability.

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We’re unpacking Reid’s playing—from his early days in the NYC jazz underground through his work with Living Colour and into supergroup superstardom—and his longstanding gear-acquisition-syndrome.

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