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Top 5 Rig Rundowns of 2014

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

5. Keith Urban

PG's Jason Shadrick is on location in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he catches up with Keith Urban's guitar tech Chris Miller who details the country-fried rocker's setup that's overspilling with mash-up Fenders and classic Gibson guitars, iconic amps, and a condensed pedalboard (see his 2011 Rig Rundown to fully understand Urban's gear geekery).

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

4. Larry Carlton

When Larry Carlton graciously invited Premier Guitar to visit his Nashville studio, we jumped at the chance. He played guitar, told stories, and pretty much proved he’s the coolest person any of us will ever meet.

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

3. Kiss

Not many bands can claim as much influence on today’s hard rock and metal scene as the makeup-wearing, blood-spitting, pyro-shooting foursome. PG caught up with current guitarist Tommy Thayer, along with techs Francis and Michael Berger, to dig into all the axes (in some cases, literally), effects, and amps that the band brought out on their 2014 tour with Def Leppard.

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

2. Carlos Santana

On April 23, 2014, Premier Guitar met with Carlos Santana’s guitar tech, Ed Adair, before a show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Adair walked us through Santana’s collection of custom PRS guitars, a Pete Cornish- and Teese-stocked pedalboard, and a collection of holy grail amps.

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

1. Queen's Brian May

If there was a Mount Rushmore of British guitar heroes, undoubtedly, Queen’s Brian May would grace that mountain. We caught up with May and his longtime guitar tech Pete Malandrone on Queen’s summer tour with Adam Lambert to talk about his minimal effects, Vox amps, and of course, the Red Special.

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

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