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Pro Pedalboards 2021

February 25, 2021
No one’s really toured for a year, but that hasn’t stopped us from catching up with guitarists of all stripes to find out what board candy has got them excited. Pandemic be damned! Here are some of the coolest stomp stations from the last year of PG Rig Rundowns.
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Pedal Alley 2021: Reader Boards

February 22, 2021
The pandemic has brought guitarists lots more time to tinker with tone toys. Here’s what players all over the world have been putting together in their bunkers.
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Rig Rundown: Panic! at the Disco’s Nicole Row

January 13, 2021
Funky custom Js and punchy Ps help this low-end maven earn gigs and nail tones from Motown to Miley and all points in between.
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Rig Rundown: Here Lies Man

December 30, 2020
Les Pauls, high-headroom British brawlers, and pulverizing pedals push Marcos Garcia into the Masters of Reality Iommi-sphere.
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Top 10 First Looks 2020

Top 10 First Looks of 2020

December 30, 2020
A shit year didn't mean shit gear—here's our most-popular gear demos featuring fresh pieces from Epiphone, Fender, Suhr, EHX, MXR, and others.
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MXR Tremolo: The Premier Guitar Review

December 24, 2020
Immersive sounds and a nice price make this fine modulator a multi-trem for the masses.
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The Year in Gear 2020

December 17, 2020
It may be the understatement of the century, but this year was weird. Even so, the killer gear kept coming. Here are the goods that stood out as extra-great amongst our annual haul of Premier Guitar reviews.
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Rig Rundown: Big Business

December 2, 2020
Four strings, a stack of Sunns, and plentiful pedals allow Jared Warren enough viciousness and volume for bass and guitar.
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Rig Rundown: Sammy Boller

November 25, 2020
The atmospheric shred instrumentalist shows us his unusual mix of modern gear and not one but two killer vintage axes.
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Rig Rundown: Strike Anywhere

November 18, 2020
Matt Smith’s setup might appear frail, but his disheveled ’82 SG and a half-powered JCM800 ignites a powder keg of melodic hardcore.
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Rig Rundown: Charlie Parra Del Riego

October 28, 2020
Capcom and Kramer both wanted a piece of this South American shredder and mash-up master. Travel below the equator to see his studio setup.
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Rig Rundown: Angie Swan

October 21, 2020
David Byrne’s 6-string counterpart discusses the tonal, aesthetic, and production particulars influencing her gear for Byrne's HBO and American Utopia Broadway shows.
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Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Blues-Rock Pedalboards

October 19, 2020
See how Doyle Bramhall II maximizes his stompbox real estate, firebrand Eric Gales adds bling to his setup, Jonny Lang upgrades to “spaceship” lighting, while Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Samantha Fish can’t let go of irreplaceable favorites.
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Rig Rundown: Division of Laura Lee

October 7, 2020
Swedish post-hardcore guitarists Per Stålberg and Viktor Lager show off gear inspired by heroes J Mascis, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Drive Like Jehu, and … Ace Frehley.
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First Look: MXR M305 Tremolo

October 1, 2020
Throbbing options from vintage to weird abound in MXR's new, smaller multi-tremolo machine.
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Rig Rundown: Unearth's Ken Susi

September 30, 2020
Go inside his impressive tone bunker, fortified with silver 7-string ESP sig models, 21st-century Fishman pickups, and stacks of 5150 and JCM800 disciples.
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Dunlop Releases the Tom Morello Cry Baby Wah and MXR FOD Drive

September 21, 2020
The wah features the aggressive, modern sound of the GCB95—the exact pedal Tom has used on every album and every tour throughout his career.
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Gargantuan Pedalboards Rig Rundown Best Ofs

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Gargantuan Pedalboards Vol. 1

September 15, 2020
Get a load of these space-station control centers from Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Steven Wilson, Dweezil Zappa, and Steve Lukather.
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Rig Rundown: All Souls' Antonio Aguilar

August 12, 2020
Strats with presto-chango pickguards power folk and flamenco flourishes mingled with kerranging rock and Melvins-esque metal.
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Increase Your IQ on EQ

July 24, 2020
Did you know that, with careful tweaking, an EQ can be among the most useful and drastic tone-altering pedals on your board? Here are 10 to check out.
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