Check out the most popular and talked about RRs from the last year.

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.

An overachieving overdrive that gets way bigger than its name suggests.

Sweet balanced crunch tones. Dynamic. Sparkling, full, and clean at attenuated guitar volume. High-quality build.

Pretty expensive.


Great Eastern FX Small Speaker Overdrive


Overdrive pedals don’t often set my world alight—even great ones. But I’ve spent a month with the England-built Great Eastern FX Small Speaker Overdrive, and it remains attached to the other end of my coil-y cable. Ostensibly, the Small Speaker is meant to be a variation on the tweed-Fender-Champ-in-a-box theme. However, both the pedal’s name and the Champ associations fail to do justice to how large and alive it sounds and feels tethered to a bigger amp.

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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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The bass wiz and author shares deep wisdom about bass, music, and more.

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