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GALLERY: NAMM 2019 Day 4

GALLERY: NAMM 2019 Day 4

January 27, 2019
We wrapped the final day by looking at the latest from Benson Amps, Ruokangas, Fortin, Prestige, Rainger FX, and more.
GALLERY: NAMM 2019 Day 3

GALLERY: NAMM 2019 Day 3

January 26, 2019
The third day of the year's largest gear show included highlights from Boss, Strymon, Blackstar, Greer, and more.
GALLERY: NAMM 2019 Day 2

GALLERY: NAMM 2019 Day 2

January 25, 2019
The second day of the year's biggest gear show was full of tone toys from Orange, Seymour Duncan, Nu-X, Electro-Harmonix, and more.
GALLERY: NAMM 2019 Day 1

GALLERY: NAMM 2019 Day 1

January 24, 2019
Check out some of the day's highlights including new gear from Taylor, Dunlop, Fender, Marshall, Orange, Fuzzrocious, and more.
The Year in Gear 2018

The Year in Gear 2018

November 20, 2018
Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.
Gallery: Riot Fest 2018

Gallery: Riot Fest 2018

September 28, 2018
We cherry-picked the essential guitar-centric happenings from Chicago’s three-day celebration, including performances from Johnny Marr, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Weezer, Bad Religion, Jesus Lizard, and more!
GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2018 Day 3

GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2018 Day 3

June 30, 2018
We wrap up our Summer NAMM coverage with some new tone toys from Chellee, 3rd Power, Mythos, and more!
Summer NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Day 2

Summer NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Day 2

June 29, 2018
Watch the editors discuss their fave gear from Electro-Harmonix, Greer, Reverend, Old Blood Noise Endeavors, and more!
GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2018 Day 2

GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2018 Day 2

June 29, 2018
The second day of Summer NAMM was filled with new gear from Peavey, Cusack Music, Yamaha, Devilcat, and more!
GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2018 Day 1

GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2018 Day 1

June 28, 2018
Check out the latest gear from Vox, Gretsch, Dunlop, Trickfish, and more!
Tonal Tinker Toys: Reader Pedalboards 2018

Tonal Tinker Toys: Reader Pedalboards 2018

February 23, 2018
When it comes to pedal puzzles and putting together your dream sound rig, there’s no right way—just your way. Check out these boards from your fellow readers, and be inspired!
Pro Pedalboards 2018

Pro Pedalboards 2018

February 6, 2018
Ten of the most intriguing stomp stations from our last year of Rig Rundowns, including Warpaint, Mr. Big, J Mascis, the Fall of Troy, Eric Gales, Silversun Pickups' Nikki Monninger, and Primus' Larry LaLonde.
GALLERY: NAMM 2018 Day 4

GALLERY: NAMM 2018 Day 4

January 28, 2018
Check out the final day's roundup of gear, including the newest stuff from Abasi Guitars, Blackstar, Two-Rock, J. Rockett Audio, Kauer Guitars, and more.
GALLERY: NAMM 2018 Day 3

GALLERY: NAMM 2018 Day 3

January 27, 2018
The third day of NAMM was full of tone toys from Boss, Marshall, Vola, Marshall, Diamond Pedals, and more.
GALLERY: NAMM 2018 Day 2

GALLERY: NAMM 2018 Day 2

January 26, 2018
Take a look at highlights from Beetronics, Tokai, Keeley, Mooer, and more.
GALLERY: NAMM 2018 Day 1

GALLERY: NAMM 2018 Day 1

January 25, 2018
Check out the latest gear from Koll, Rickenbacker, Reverend, Chase Bliss Audio, and more!
GALLERY: Riot Fest 2017

GALLERY: Riot Fest 2017

September 29, 2017
Check out the instruments used by members of Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker, Bad Brains, Prophets of Rage, New Order, Built to Spill, and others who rocked the Chicago fest.
Gallery: Lollaplooza 2017

Gallery: Lollaplooza 2017

August 29, 2017
The four-day festival takes over Chicago’s lakefront park and turns up the volume thanks to Ryan Adams, Arcade Fire, Muse, Ron Gallo, Warpaint, Cage the Elephant, and others.
GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2017 Day 3

GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2017 Day 3

July 15, 2017
Take a look at the brand-new stomps, axes, and gizmos, including new stuff from Analog Outfitters, Hungry Robot, Modulus, and Blackstar.
GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2017 Day 2

GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2017 Day 2

July 14, 2017
Dig into the hottest gear from the floor, including new stuff from Fender, Ovation, Yellowcake, Adventure Audio, and Todd Sharp.