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Staff Picks


Staff Picks: Box of Rocks

February 12, 2018
Guitarists can be pretty out there! Matthew Stubbs joins PG staffers in choosing one pedal to represent their inner psyche.
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Staff Picks: Delay or Reverb?

January 12, 2018
Big Head Todd and PG editors share their favorite method for spacing out.
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Staff Picks: Best Live Guitar 2017

December 8, 2017
What guitar player did you see this year that you can’t forget? Heart’s Nancy Wilson and PG editors discuss the best players they saw last year.
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Staff Picks: Single-Coils or Humbuckers?

November 10, 2017
You don’t have to choose just one, but it’s fun to debate and there’s no accounting for tastes. Angel Vivaldi joins us in discussing our pickup preferences.
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Staff Picks: Bon Appétit

October 10, 2017
Preparing a good meal is a bit like making music: It takes practice and the right ingredients. Lukas Nelson and PG staff discuss guitarists they’d want to make magic in the kitchen with.
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Staff Picks: Premier Pedals

September 12, 2017
Delicate Steve joins editors in naming the most utilitarian stompboxes on their boards right now.
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Staff Picks: A Little Help from Our Friends

August 17, 2017
Everyone needs a little guidance sometimes. Avenged Sevenfold’s Zacky Vengeance joins us as we recall the best advice received from a fellow player.
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Staff Picks: The Best of Times

July 3, 2017
Saturday Night Live guitarist Jared Scharff joins our discussion on which eras had the best tunes.
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Staff Picks: I Still Love You

June 9, 2017
English guitarist James Elkington and PG editors discuss guitars they love … but don’t play, for various reasons.
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Staff Picks: Schooled

May 14, 2017
Young gun Quinn Sullivan and PG editors share their biggest epiphanies about playing guitar.
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Staff Picks: Life-Changing Albums

April 23, 2017
Todd Albright and PG editors name the defining albums that rocked our young, impressionable selves to the core.
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Staff Picks: More Please!

March 16, 2017
PG editors and blues slinger Samantha Fish discuss the guitarists we want to hear from this year.
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Staff Picks: The Big Show

February 26, 2017
Pedal-steel guitarist Jonny Lam joins us in discussing which guitarists would make the best performers for the Super Bowl halftime show.
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Staff Picks: Going Green

January 11, 2017
Ron Gallo joins PG staffers in naming the guitarists whose talents make us twinge with adoring envy.
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Staff Picks: Music in Technicolor

December 14, 2016
The perfect marriage of film and score can propel good storytelling to unforgettable. Australian blues guitarist Hamish Anderson joins PG editors in naming our most memorable movie soundtracks.
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Staff Picks: Dream Rigs

November 10, 2016
As we cross the 300 mark on number of Rig Rundowns filmed, Premier Guitar columnist Pete Thorn joins editors in naming our favorite gear-geek-out vids.
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Staff Picks: Note to Self

October 27, 2016
Mitski and PG editors go back in time and give guitar counsel to their younger selves.
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Staff Picks: Leaving Footprints

September 18, 2016
Marcus King joins PG editors to discuss the stomps that changed the guitar world forever.
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Staff Picks: Monster Bassists

August 22, 2016
We’ve discussed underrated guitarists, but what about those holding down the groove? Jazz virtuoso Rez Abbasi joins in the conversation.
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Staff Picks: Pedal Power

July 10, 2016
The pedal steel is a beautiful thing. The Record Company’s Chris Vos joins us in naming pedal-steel recordings that stole our hearts.
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