Premier Guitar features affiliate links to help support our content. We may earn a commission on any affiliated purchases.

GALLERY: Reader Pedalboards 2015, Part 1

Guitarists from around the globe give us tours of their stomping grounds.

Feb15_GALL_ReaderBoard1_Also-Rossi_WEB.jpg

Aldo Rossi: Peruvian Pedalboard
Peruvian picker Aldo Rossi shares his six-pedal setup. First up is a Boss Blues Driver BD-2. (“I like tone at 9 and full gain,” says Aldo. “It really gets a nice, fat, fuzzy sound.) Next come a Dunlop Cry Baby Wah, DigiTech Whammy Pedal, Boss DD-6 Digital Delay, Boss CH-1 Super Chorus, and a handmade fuzz. “I have to admit the fuzz alone doesn’t get too crazy,” confides Aldo. “But when I play it with the BD-2, it gives a hell of a sound!

Ready for some self-inflicted pedal envy? Just check out the extraordinary setups from some of our fellow players. These recent submissions include a crafty “skateboard,” a fuzz “smorgasboard,” and submissions from a few players who may have gone “overboard.” (Puns intended.)

Pedal lust has no end—these pedalboard pics keep rolling in, and there are plenty more where these came from. Check out other reader boards at premierguitar.com.

The Return of Johnny Cash—John Carter Cash Interview
The Return of Johnny Cash—John Carter Cash Interview on Johnny’s New Songwriter Album

The Man in Black returns with the unreleased Songwriter album. John Carter Cash tells us the story.

Read MoreShow less

A Gibson Explorer (left) and a Dean Z model.

In a legal battle over guitar body designs between Gibson and Dean, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the 5th circuit has ruled that Dean has the right to appeal an earlier decision by a Texas court, ordering Dean to stop selling guitars that Gibson says infringed on its iconic body shapes.

In a legal battle over guitar body designs between Gibson and Dean, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the 5th circuit has ruled that Dean has the right to re-try an earlier decision by a Texas court, ordering Dean to stop selling guitars that allegedly infringed on longtime Gibson body shapes, including Dean’s V and Z Series instruments, according to a report in Bloomberg Law published on Tuesday.

Read MoreShow less

This time on Before Your Very Ears, hosts Sean Watkins and Peter Harper give love a chance. Helping them learn the ways of love is Nick Thune, comedian and musician, who spearheads the songwriting session—but not before sharing some of the best bird-related jokes you’ll ever hear.

Read MoreShow less
Photo by Jim Rakete

Watch Deep Purple's official music video for "Lazy Sod" from their upcoming album =1.

Read MoreShow less