It’s that time of year again… the time to decide whether you’d like to be featured in this year’s Mystery Stocking!

What makes our audience most happy, is GEAR. Last year, we gave DOZENS of pedals, 750 straps, THOUSANDS of packs of strings and accessories, books, gift certificates, coupons, CDs, and even a guitar! Participants included: Earthquaker Devices, Eastman, Dunlop, D'Addario, and many more.

Like last year, we’re planning on selling 1,000 Mystery Boxes to our audience. This is FREE to you and we would love for you to participate. We sold out in roughly 8 hours last year, so in exchange for your donation of gear, swag, accessories, or any other goodies you’d like to send, we’re offering the following:

The Goods:
Your logo featured on a Run of Site banner campaign
Your logo featured on a popover
Tagged Facebook and Twitter posts leading up to the promotion
PG Perks e-blast dedicated to this promotion (now over 118k members)
If Perks doesn't sell it out, another dedicated blast to the ENL list. (over 179k subscribers)
The joy of participating in this awesome promotion and pleasing a thousand prospective/current customers

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, be sure to let your rep know right away!

Ready to roll? Send your gear to:

Premier Guitar
Attn Mystery Stocking
Three Research Center
Marion, IA 52302
Phone: 319-447-5550

Deadline for gear arrival is November 15, 2015. We are planning on going live on December 1, 2015. Packages are guaranteed arrival by Xmas.

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Jon Levy
Brett Petrusek
Dave Westin
Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.



• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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