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5. John 5
Tele master John 5 met with Premier Guitar before taking the stage with Rob Zombie at the Bridgestone arena in Nashville on November 25, 2013, to talk tone, Teles, and what’s really in his “lava-lamp” guitar.

For photos and more details on J5's rig, visit here.

4. Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
While on tour with Misfits co-founder/ex-lead singer Glenn Danzig in Nashville, Tennessee, former Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein met with PG’s John Bohlinger to detail his custom rig.

For photos and more details on Doyle's rig, visit here.

3. Meshuggah
PG went on location in Chicago, IL, with Kent Eriksson, Meshuggah's tech for guitarists Fredrik Thordendal, Marten Hagstrom, and bassist Dick Lovgren. He talks about their current live setups including signature 8-string and 7-string Ibanez guitars and Warwick basses, and how each member uses the Fractal Audio Axe-Fx.

For photos and more details on Meshuggah's rigs, visit here.

2. Steven Wilson & Guthrie Govan
Premier Guitar is on location in Chicago, Illinois catching up with Steven Wilson and Guthrie Govan who both personally discuss and demo their live rigs.

For photos and more details on Wilson or Govan's rigs, visit here.

1. Green Day
Premier Guitar went to the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL, where he catches up with Green Day's guitar and bass techs before their spring 2013 99 Revolutions tour in support of their three latest albums, Uno, Dos, and Tre'.

For photos and more details on Green Day's rigs, visit here.

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Plus, find out which guitar hero the Rob Zombie sideman “begs and pleads” with you to listen to.

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Intermediate

Beginner

  • Develop a better sense of subdivisions.
  • Understand how to play "over the bar line."
  • Learn to target chord tones in a 12-bar blues.
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Playing in the pocket is the most important thing in music. Just think about how we talk about great music: It's "grooving" or "swinging" or "rocking." Nobody ever says, "I really enjoyed their use of inverted suspended triads," or "their application of large-interval pentatonic sequences was fascinating." So, whether you're playing live or recording, time is everyone's responsibility, and you must develop your ability to play in the pocket.

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