April 2020

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Rig Rundown: Opeth

March 11, 2020
The Swedish prog-metal sorcerers dish on their longstanding PRS ties and uncover why they traded traditional tube amps for swappable high-gain Synergy modules.
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Does String Gauge Really Matter? Of Course, But...

March 10, 2020
...There's a lot more to it than whether Billy Gibbons or SRV was "right."
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Friedman Amplification Jake E. Lee, Steve Stevens & Twin Sister Head Demos | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
The heavyweight sidemen get updates to their ripping heads, and Dirty Shirley gets a great-sounding new sibling.
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Tools for the Task: Humbuckers for the Heavy

October 18, 2019
Inject your guitar with newfound fury by dropping in a new humbucker or two.
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Friedman Unveils the BE100 Deluxe

July 26, 2019
The 100-watt monsters feature three channels, two of which are from Dave's legendary past—BE, HBE, and completely revamped clean channel in the Smallbox Plexi.
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Friedman Amplification Announces the JJ Junior

May 24, 2019
A 20-watt version of Jerry Cantrell's signature head.
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Friedman Amplification Unveils the Mic-No-Mo DI Box

May 13, 2019
An analog cab simulator that might simplify your rig.
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Rig Rundown: Jake E. Lee

March 27, 2019
The 6-string lycanthrope behind Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon shares the blisteringly loud setup used to power his new band, Red Dragon Cartel.
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Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

March 13, 2019
Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.
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Quick Hit: Friedman Golden Pearl Review

March 3, 2019
The amp guru for heavyweights like Steve Stevens and Jerry Cantrell debuts a low-gain dirt box.
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Rig Rundown: The Struts

February 20, 2019
One of the U.K.’s most buzzed-about rock bands shares the stories behind gear with two settings—loud and louder.
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Pedal Alley 2019: Reader Boards

February 14, 2019
Whether it’s collections of old-school straightforward stomps or elaborate circuits for spacey experimentation, each year we’re blown away by the different pedalboard setups our readers come up with. Here’s a dozen for the tonal takeaway.
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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.
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Friedman Unveils the BE-OD Deluxe and the Golden Pearl

November 15, 2018
A pair of new stomps from famed amp and pedal designer Dave Friedman that are available on November 19th.
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Alice in Chains: Looking Toward Home

August 28, 2018
Jerry Cantrell and William DuVall embrace the past and move forward on Rainier Fog, the guitarists’ third album together and a fitting tribute to Emerald City.
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Friedman BE-50 Deluxe Review

August 7, 2018
Fifty watts of stunning Marshall-flavored versatility that moves from clean to screaming.
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First Look: Friedman BE-50 Deluxe

March 19, 2018
The Lee Brice sideman busts out his PRS hollowbody, Hahn T-style, and a vintage Les Paul and Strat to properly rock out this 50-watt monster.
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NAMM 2018 Day 2

GALLERY: NAMM 2018 Day 2

January 26, 2018
Take a look at highlights from Beetronics, Tokai, Keeley, Mooer, and more.
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NAMM '18 - Friedman BE-50 Deluxe, Vintage-S, Metro-D, Gold-72, DP-OD & Golden Pearl Demos

January 26, 2018
The updated Deluxe head rips three different ways. Plus—find out about the brand's expanding guitar family.
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Editors' Picks 2018

NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Livestream Day 1

January 25, 2018
The PG editors share their favorite finds from the first day of NAMM.
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