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October 14, 2019
Chris Kies is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the Vic Theatre where he catches up with Thin Lizzy guitar tech Coty Allinson who walks us through guitarists Vivian Campbell and Scott Gorham's current touring rigs.
October 9, 2019
When these pop-doom metalheads couldn’t lasso the tone in their heads Nuñez took the DIY route crafting his own company that now provides a formidable backline and fills their boards.
October 7, 2019
Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago where she catches up with Sigur Ros guitar and bass tech Silli Ragnarsson to discuss guitarist Jonsi Por Birgisson's one-off guitar, bow and accessories, and surprisingly sparse pedalboard, bassist Georg Holm's effects-heavy pedal rig, and the more traditional guitar-board-amp setup of touring guitarist Kjartan Dagur Holm (Georg's brother).
October 2, 2019
Purveyors of punishing ’90s-style hardcore chisel their heavy sound with down-tuned 7-strings and lighter hues of delay and modulation.
September 30, 2019
Rebecca Dirks is on location at NBC Studio 6B, GE Building, in New York, New York, where she catches up with Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's the Roots' guitarist "Captain" Kirk Douglas and bassist Mark Kelley.
September 25, 2019
The guitarist of Mike McCready’s favorite new band uses a straightforward setup that proves a swaggering, punk attitude and greasy rock ’n’ roll isn't just a man’s game.
September 23, 2019
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Joliet, Illinois, where he catches up with blues guitarist Buddy Guy. His guitar tech Gilbert Garza talks about and shows off Buddy Guy's current equipment and signal chain that's being used on the Living Proof 2011 tour.
September 18, 2019
The founding guitarist presents how single-coils through a true stereo setup peppered with some extreme effects forge a wide-ranging, Jekyll-and-Hyde approach to tone.
September 16, 2019
We were lucky enough to spend an afternoon behind the bricks of Roger Waters'' The Wall Live, chatting with techs Tim Myer and Colin Lyon.
September 11, 2019
The 20-year-old blues phenom shares his straight-ahead approach to burly, blues-rock tones.
September 9, 2019
PG's Jason Shadrick is at Manifold Recording in North Carolina talking gear with Jimmy Herring.
September 4, 2019
Visionary John Baizley and former Cirque du Soleil shredder Gina Gleason explain why their evolving style of sprawling heaviness now uses “scalpel-like” Fender single-coils and low-wattage tube combos. Plus, they share how a Philly Fuzz Heretic brought them together.
September 2, 2019
We were lucky enough to spend an afternoon behind the bricks of Roger Waters'' The Wall Live, chatting with guitarist Dave Kilminster.
August 28, 2019
Observe Yvette Young apply her formal piano background to musically communicate on a fretboard while expressing how modulation pedals have made her a better bandmate and a more dynamic writer.
August 26, 2019
PG's Shawn Hammond catches up with slide master Sonny Landreth. In this Rig Rundown segment, Landreth shares his Strat mods and road amps, and demonstrates his favorite pedal combinations.
August 21, 2019
Dubliner Kryz Reid details additions to his Star Wars family of guitars and why he went from vintage to digital, while Stephan Perkins’ tech explains why a laughable price tag should never disqualify an axe from becoming a main squeeze.
August 19, 2019
The thrash-metal vets keep it simple yet high-tech on their 2015 tour.
August 14, 2019
The king of gristle shares the signature gear he uses to unleash waves of unabashed sonic mayhem.
August 12, 2019
Jordan Wagner is On Location in Davenport, IA, where he catches up with Megadeth's guitarists Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick. In this segment, both Dave and Chris walk us through their thrash metal setups.
August 7, 2019
The bluegrass-blazin’, death-metal-rooted whiz uses a few pedals to twist the traditional music of Kentucky towards the psychedelic sounds of San Francisco.
August 5, 2019
Grunge songstress Clementine Creevy hits us with the barrage of drives she uses for her band's lo-fi garage sound.
August 1, 2019
With a new Ibanez signature model, a backup axe, and a plug-and-play "fly rig", the rock heroine travels light to create the heavy tones on her solo debut, Controlled Chaos.
July 29, 2019
The Philly-based group explains how they use vintage Fender gear, classic tube amps, and a few homemade pedals to produce their brand of psychedelic folk-rock.
July 24, 2019
The sultan of sludge illustrates that his first band is a shuttle for sonic exploration launching into orbit on the backs of triple-humbucker guitars, a sierra of Oranges, and two boards the size of Cape Canaveral.
July 15, 2019
The country picker shows the tools of the trade as an in-demand guitar slinger.
July 11, 2019
The British blues player’s simple-but-brawny tool kit for tough tones.
July 8, 2019
The American metal core band spills the details on their three-guitar assault.
July 3, 2019
A look inside the sanctum of one of contemporary Nashville’s most respected artists, packed with cool guitars and plenty of other epic gear.
July 1, 2019
Myers talks about his unwavering loyalty to PRS Guitars showing us his current touring collection while Bass discusses his various signature Dean basses and why he's using a solid-state guitar head for distorted bass tones.
June 26, 2019
One of Americana’s rising stars (and a son of an outlaw legend) goes deep on his vintage Gibson, using a dual-amp setup, and why he eschews most pedals.
June 24, 2019
Simulated mutilations and fake blood aside, GWAR are gear junkies like the rest of us.
June 19, 2019
Inspired by the lutherie skills of Brian May and the tonal essence of Eric Johnson, this self-proclaimed “classic folk rocker” shows off her acoustic and electric setups.
June 17, 2019
Jason Shadrick is On Location at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, where he catches up with Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner on tour with Pink's The Truth About Love tour. In this segment, Justin and Eva detail their go-to instruments and signal chains.
June 12, 2019
Observe how the U.K. metalcore warriors utilize digital stomps, profiling amps, and modern pickups to break necks and ignite pits with an old-school aggression.
June 10, 2019
This alt-metal power trio proves that one focused, low-tuned guitar, pounding drums, and inventively effected bass can sound as huge live as a band rocking multiple guitars and keyboards.
June 5, 2019
Watch the pioneering British heavy metal band share the stories and secrets behind the gear that’s banged heads for 50 years and sold over 50 million records.
June 3, 2019
We were lucky enough to spend an afternoon behind the bricks of Roger Waters' The Wall Live, chatting with guitarists Dave Kilminster, G.E. Smith, and Snowy White, along with techs Tim Myer and Colin Lyon.
May 29, 2019
Take a look at how one of Sweden’s most enigmatic songwriters crafts layers of sonic magic with a handful of open tunings and a pile of pedals.
May 27, 2019
The thrash-metal legend keeps things simple with signature ESP guitars, and a mix of analog and digital gear.
May 22, 2019
The progressive metal band’s sultans of shred talk about the gear on their 2019 The Distance Over Time tour, including John Petrucci’s brand-new Music Man Majesty Series signature models and Myung’s potential 2020 signature bass.
May 20, 2019
PG's Chris Kies is on location in Des Moines, IA, at Wooly's where he catches up with the king of country western troubadours Unknown Hinson. In this segment, the Kang talks about his signature Reverend Guitar, using the Fender Super-Sonic 100 head and matching cabinet, Vox ValveTronix digital effects process, and what's his ideal wumern.
May 15, 2019
The seminal East Coast punkers prove that some beat-up guitars and undeniable hooks is all you need to tour the world for over three decades.
May 13, 2019
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at RIBCO Brewing in Rock Island, IL, where he catches up with rockabilly guitar slinger Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath for another Rig Rundown installment.
May 8, 2019
Aside from melting faces and conquering all music, these younglings don’t take themselves or much else seriously, but one-half of the wise-cracking guitar tandem dishes on his “dope” signature gear from Ibanez and DiMarzio.
April 26, 2019
The dreamy, psychedelic-folk rocker explains how a salvaged-spruce offset colored with gobs of vibe, chorus, and trem give her freewheeling, Dead-inspired journeys constant movement and flow.
April 22, 2019
The Florida metal quartet goes ampless.
April 17, 2019
The self-proclaimed drummer shows off the old Teles and loud signature combos that are the chosen recipe for his brand of bayou blues.
April 15, 2019
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Moline, IL. at the iWireless Center where he catches up Nickelback Guitar tech Kris Dawson who shows us Chad Kroeger & Ryan Peake's gear and talks about their tour set up.
April 10, 2019
On the heels of his No. 1 album, Wasteland, Baby!, Irishman Andrew Hozier-Byrne reveals his connection with “alive” hollowbodies—including gas cans—that torch his moody, soulful blend of rock and blues.
April 8, 2019
The former King Crimson genius details the gear he uses to conjure vintage fuzz tones, animal sounds, and quirky soundscapes.
April 3, 2019
The sonic sorcerer illustrates how he meticulously builds the wall of textured sounds in the Axe-Fx III and details the creation of his new Electrical Guitar Company signature offset.
April 1, 2019
Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman talks in depth about his upcoming signature model and love for Mesa/Boogie amps.
March 27, 2019
The fingers behind Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon shares the blisteringly loud setup used to power his new band, Red Dragon Cartel.
March 25, 2019
The Grammy-nominated outfit shows us the Ibanez guitars, Kiesel basses, and Kemper and Ampeg amps that ignite their metalcore sound.
March 20, 2019
Country music’s leading guitar tandem show us how they mix vintage axes and boutique pedals with high-powered amps and just a little bit of digital magic.
March 18, 2019
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, where he catches up with guitarist John McLaughlin. In this Rig Rundown video segment, McLaughlin talks to us about using his Godin Freeway and use of effects.
March 13, 2019
Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear—especially amps—the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.
March 11, 2019
The punk-rock vet likes it both simple and high-tech, with signature Ibanez axes and an Axe-Fx combining to create a consistently brutal sonic punch.
March 6, 2019
A deep studio dive with one of the most recorded resonator players ever.
March 4, 2019
Guitarists Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham show off their tried-and-true rock ’n’ roll machines.
February 27, 2019
We caught up with these two sons of American rock royalty—and their trove of storied guitars—as they were on their verge of launching their new Allman Betts Band.
February 25, 2019
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa. In this portion, Joe talks and demos his current lineup of amps for the ongoing tour.
February 20, 2019
One of the U.K.’s most buzzed-about rock bands shares the stories behind their gear that has two settings—loud and louder.
February 13, 2019
Rock’s biggest “DJ” proves that even though his gear has been unchanged since the early ’90s, he still can rip out fresh ideas with ease and flair.
February 6, 2019
The Appalachia crew prove that ripping T-styles seasoned with effects-rich pedal steel can still be in vogue in today’s country and Americana music.
January 30, 2019
The king of modern prog rock unveils his monstrous pedalboard and surprising dual-amp setup.
January 21, 2019
Get the lowdown on the axes, amps, and effects used by influential alt-rockers Charles Thompson and Joey Santiago.
January 16, 2019
The moody goth-folk songstress and her 6-string compatriot Evan Patterson detail the off-kilter double-cuts, dual-amp configurations, and reverb-dripping boards that give life to their jangly, ambient washes and doomy, crashing crescendos.
January 14, 2019
Nashville studio ace shows it’s more about chops than gear.
January 9, 2019
Observe how the Atlanta-based rockers keep instruments in the family and take a pragmatic approach by hitting the road with everyman gear to morph between their brutal heavy riffs and beautiful, cinematic soundscapes.
January 2, 2019
Warning for tone purists: The Willy Wonka of guitar glues pickups on a forgotten Squier and jams on a heap of throwaway misfits and boutique stomps to beep, bop, boop to his heart’s content.
December 24, 2018
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Hollywood, CA, where she catches up with Conan guitarist Jimmy Vivino and bassist Mike Merritt. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals both Vivino and Merritt use every night during taping, as well as take a look into Vivino's back room collection of guitars.
December 19, 2018
Watch how bassist Rodrigo Palma uses a simplistic, time-tested combination of Fender plus Ampeg, while guitarist Arun Bali employs a collection of classic guitars and stacks a hearty amount of fuzz pedals to color their brand of post-pop punk.
December 17, 2018
Nashville studio ace shows it’s more about chops than gear.
December 12, 2018
Armed with a deeply intricate pedalboard, some workhorse guitars, and a powerful Supro amp, the Scottish singer/songwriter creates mind-expanding loops with relative ease.
December 10, 2018
Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Park West in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Living Colours' Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish during their 2013 U.S. tour.
December 5, 2018
Blues-rock firebrands Tyler Bryant and Graham Whitford rely on loud amps and vintage guitars to get their message to the people.
December 3, 2018
“Cooder-casters,” boutique amps, classic Gibsons, and a healthy amount of pedals give fire to Isbell’s brand of Southern-bred rock.
November 29, 2018
The melancholic, reverb-loving songstress talks about the Tele, Fender combos, and bountiful board she uses to fill theaters around the globe.
November 26, 2018
The band’s platinum pop-rock is fueled with amazingly customized axes, vintage Voxes, and plenty of sonic exploration.
November 21, 2018
Sure, collectible gear can be important to rockstars, but for this mayhem-filled gig, Paul Wiley and Juan Alderete opt for loudness and durability.
November 19, 2018
PG's Rebecca Dirks caught up with guitar tech Trevor Cole who gives us a look at Disturbed's Dan Donegan's array of guitars and lets us in on how Dan has everything set up for their tour.
November 14, 2018
The Space Lords take a pitstop to cover the everyman Gibsons, scorching Marshalls, and nasty fuzzes that ignite their psychedelic orbit.
November 12, 2018
Billy Sheehan runs through his live rig used on Mr. Big''s summer tour.
November 7, 2018
Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini create the perfect drug for NIN fans with a bevy of heavy-hitting custom guitars and basses and a high-tech hybrid setup that marries digital with analog.
November 5, 2018
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Northern Lights Theater in Milwaukee, WI, where she catches up with bass legend Stanley Clarke for a Rig Rundown segment that has Stanley showing off his Alembic basses, Ampeg amps, and various effects and stompboxes he is currently using on tour.
October 31, 2018
The Southern rock three-guitar army of original member Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke and Mark Matejka tells stories behind their vintage guitars, high-powered amps, and classic approach to tone.
October 29, 2018
Vintage pawn shop-type gear has become the sound of the Canadian punk duo.
October 24, 2018
Before the band rides off into the sunset, they provide one last glimpse how they formed their tasty grooves over layered loops and IDM-inspired textures by way of Line 6 DL4s.
October 22, 2018
Premier Guitar is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where PG's Rebecca Dirks visits with Coheed and Cambria guitarists Claudio Sanchez & Travis Stever who talk about their current live setups including Gibson Explorers, Les Pauls, SGs, Fractal Audio Axe-Fx, and DR Strings.
October 17, 2018
The Austin singer/songwriter’s retro-hip vibe is generated by some ’60s-style guitars, a few small-but-mighty amps, and a two-pedalboard setup.
October 15, 2018
Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Mark in Moline, Ilinois. Guitar tech Chris Miller shows Jason a few of the amps and effects that Keith Urban uses on the Get Closer World Tour.
October 10, 2018
These DIY punkers prove you don’t need custom axes and pyrotechnics to spark a mosh pit and a good time.
October 8, 2018
One of the pioneers of neo-classical metal demonstrates his exotic guitars through his ear-splitting setup.
October 3, 2018
Get inside the sounds of one of the most revered slide players on the planet as he goes deep on lap steels, his philosophy on tone, and his mythical Dumbles.
October 1, 2018
Get inside the gear of one of late night's most popular bands.
September 26, 2018
The Americana stylist and his band favor a minimalist approach to create their throwback sounds.
September 24, 2018
The indie rocker combines’ vintage Gibsons and Hiwatts with modern Fenders and a Bradshaw system.
September 19, 2018
A studio visit with the new gear-heavy improv/art-rock supergroup’s Henry Kaiser, Andy West, and Anthony Pirog.
September 17, 2018
Tessa Jeffers is on location in Davenport, Iowa, where she checks out the guitarist's custom T-styles and combos that amplify her blues-rock jams.
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