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  • 2014 Issue 01 January

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    Premier Guitar January 2014: Our cover story this month takes you back in time to explore the history behind Marshall Amplification’s development of the world’s first 100-watt amp—which would forever change rock ’n’ roll by powering legendary acts such as the Who, Hendrix, Zeppelin, and more. We also talk to a variety of artists about their new releases this month, including Jonny Lang, A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel and James Iha, and Jim Campilongo. Our builder profile this month is Born Custom Guitars from Broomfield, Colorado. And our 12 guitar and bass gear reviews this month include an exclusive new look at Blackstar’s new LT stompboxes, and in-depth tests of Fishman’s TriplePlay MIDI pickup system, ESP’s LTD EC-1000M Deluxe, the Zoom A3 acoustic processor, Reverend’s Pete Anderson PA-1 RT, the Andrews Amplification Spectraverb 40, Skreddy’s Little Miss Sunshine, the Matchless Thunderman bass head, and TWA’s Great Divide 2.0 pedal.

  • 2013 Issue 12 December

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    Premier Guitar December 2013: To finish off the year in gear, we bring you our top picks—39 guitars, basses, amps, effects, and accessories that won our esteemed Premier Gear award. Our interviews this month include conversations with Trivium’s Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu, Kings of Leon’s Matthew Followill, Pierre Bensusan, the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, Deap Vally’s Lindsey Troy, and studio legend Andrew Scheps. We’ve also got an excerpt from Lisa S. Johnson’s beautiful coffee-table book, 108 Rock Star Guitars, and we show you 23 of the gorgeous and rare guitars in Chicago bluesman Daniel Ivankovich’s collection. Our 10 new gear reviews this month include the Eventide H9, Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Telecaster with Bigsby, Knaggs Severn Trembuck 3, T-Rex Magnus, Little Walter Twin 50/22, PRS Grainger bass, Worland Prairie flattop, and more.

  • 2013 Issue 11 November

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    This month we chronicle the titans of the tremolo bar, from the brilliant minds who concocted its mechanics – like Paul Bigsby, Floyd Rose, and Ned Steinberger – to the players who hooked us on its intoxicating effects. And what about the other tremolo – the pulsating electrical effect from amps and pedals? Yeah, we delve into that, too. We also interview Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and North Mississippi Allstars’ Luther Dickinson, plus explore the life and legacy of legendary jazz instructor Ted Greene. For bassists, we visit Warwick’s annual Bass Camp to bring you advice and insights from players such as Victor Wooten, Jonas Hellborg, and TM Stevens. Our guitar and bass gear reviews this month include the PRS S2 Custom 24, TC Electronic PolyTune 2, Guild Starfire hollowbody bass, the Hayden Mini Mofo, BearFoot Model G, NS Design CR5 Radius bass, and more.

  • 2012 Issue 01 January

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    Premier Guitar January 2012: We begin the new year with an excerpt from Craig Hopkins’ new book, Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day by Day, Night After Night – His Final Years, 1983-1990 [Backbeat Books]-which features never-before-seen pics of the Strat god and his gear. We also talk to jazz legend George Benson about his new album, Guitar Man, the Roots’ “Captain” Kirk Douglas about spearheading a soul-music resurgence, and quirky bluesman Oz Noy about his latest outing. Our cover story is a profile of Teuffel Guitars’ Uli Teuffel-a meticulous post-modern luthier whose designs are as headturning as they are controversial. We also hear the story of how one instrument collector scoured the internet to track down the first Steinberger bass prototype-which has been missing for more than 35 years. Gear reviews this month include the Fender Eric Clapton Twinolux amp, Larrivée Bakersfield, Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 head and SL 112 cab, Martin 000-15 12-fret, four Red Witch Seven Sisters pedals (with the other three available as web-exclusive reviews), Brubaker JJX-4 bass, Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 E/A, Orbit Psychoplex Deluxe, Ampeg GVT52-112 guitar combo, and CEC Amplification Toll-Free Express head.

  • 2011 Issue 03 March

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    Premier Guitar March 2011: Dying to find out what new gear will be available at your favorite guitar shop in the next few months? Our mammoth Winter NAMM 2011 wrap-up takes you to the country’s biggest gear show with pics of the scenery and write-ups on 68 guitar and bass products that caught our eyes and ears. We also debut our new monthly lesson from jazz giant Pat Martino and talk to bass god Billy Sheehan and shredmeister Paul Gilbert on the new Mr. Big album, Bryce and Aaron Dessner on the National’s acclaimed High Violet LP, and Sam Beam about his folk experimentalism on Iron and Wine’s new release. Our reviews this month include gear from Fano, Knaggs, JET, Fretted Americana, Martin, Schroeder Amplification, Stone Deaf, Tone God, Gig-Fx, and MTD.

  • 2011 Issue 02 February

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    We’ve got you covered on the gear and artist fronts, with a gorgeous gallery of custom “pinkburst” guitars and amps from the Pinkburst Project-a benefit to raise money and awareness for a rare eye disease that often leads to blindness-as well as features on Paul McCartney sideman Brian Ray, punk veterans Social Distortion, fingerstyle guru Pierre Bensusan, and the five most influential funk guitarists of all time. We also review the Line 6 DT50 amp, Guild D-50 Standard dreadnought, Manson E Bass John Paul Jones Signature model, Boomerang III Phrase Sampler, Teye Guitars La Pirata Custom Plus, Way Huge Green Rhino Overdrive MkII, Eastwood Warren Ellis Tenor Guitar, DLS Effects Versa Vibe, Nolatone Ampworks Rotten Johnny, Stadler Goldtop, and DDyna Bass 10.

  • 2010 Issue 11 November – Collector Cover 3

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    Our annual “Pedal Issue” is one for the record books-literally: At 272 pages, it has been verified by Inquiry Management Systems, an independent publishing research firm, as the largest single issue of a US guitar magazine ever. It’s also the first PG ever to have four randomly distributed covers, each featuring a fully functional custom pedal with the issue’s cover lines printed directly on its face. (The pedals are a JAM Pedals RetroVibe, a DigiTech Whammy, a Diamond Pedals Halo Chorus, and an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi, and you can enter to win them at premierguitar.com Oct. 19 through Nov. 16.) Inside, the issue is packed with 30+ stompbox reviews, three features-on Rolling Stone Ron Wood, Iron Maiden, and Zakk Wylde-a profile on “5 Boutique Stompbox Builders You Should Know,” a profile on Electro-Harmonix founder Mike Matthews, a wrap-up of Experience PRS 2010, and reviews of three guitars and two amps.

  • 2010 Issue 11 November – Collector Cover 1

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    Our annual “Pedal Issue” is one for the record books-literally: At 272 pages, it has been verified by Inquiry Management Systems, an independent publishing research firm, as the largest single issue of a US guitar magazine ever. It’s also the first PG ever to have four randomly distributed covers, each featuring a fully functional custom pedal with the issue’s cover lines printed directly on its face. (The pedals are a JAM Pedals RetroVibe, a DigiTech Whammy, a Diamond Pedals Halo Chorus, and an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi, and you can enter to win them at premierguitar.com Oct. 19 through Nov. 16.) Inside, the issue is packed with 30+ stompbox reviews, three features-on Rolling Stone Ron Wood, Iron Maiden, and Zakk Wylde-a profile on “5 Boutique Stompbox Builders You Should Know,” a profile on Electro-Harmonix founder Mike Matthews, a wrap-up of Experience PRS 2010, and reviews of three guitars and two amps.

  • 2009 Issue 12 December

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    Premier Guitar recognizes the best gear of the year in this issue, examines counterfeit guitars and picks the brains of Dweezil Zappa and Bo Ramsey. Also, check out our On the Road reports from the LA Amp Show and Experience PRS 2009. Gear reviews from Blackstar, Marshall, Blankenship and more!

  • 2008 Issue 09 September

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    In the September 2008 Issue, Bruce Egnater discusses how Egnater balances Guitar Center distribution with boutique quality. Plus, building an Esquire for under $1000, SNL’s guitarist Jared Scharff, Strat tune-up tweaks, and a pro bass round table. Products reviewed include the Boss DD-7, Peavey Revalver software, Retro-King 18-watt combo, and more.

  • 2008 Issue 06 June

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    June 2008 Issue