Back Issues

Showing 49–60 of 72 results

  • 2011 Issue 10 October

    $2.50

    In addition to talking to Gene Baker about his involvement with the boutique consortium of designers at Premier Builders Guild, we go back in time to look at the rise of B.C. Rich-one of the most iconic guitar brands of the 1980s. Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and John Myung talk about thriving after the apocalypse of founding drummer Mike Portnoy’s departure and their subsequent epic, A Dramatic Turn of Events. We also interview Primus’ bass-and-guitar freak show-Les Claypool and Ler LaLonde-to find out how friendship and new tone toys resurrected the most bizarre power trio of the last 25 years. And then we talk to mind-boggling classical guitarist Matt Palmer about his evolution from learning Yngwie tunes to redefining classical guitar with an incredible new nylon-string picking technique. We also take you way outside the box with Avant Guitar 101: Alternate Attacks-a how-to feature that explores the unorthodox playing approaches of iconic experimentalists Keith Rowe and Fred Frith. In the gear-review room this month, we take a look at the new Line 6 POD HD, the Collings 290 DC, the Dingwall Z3 bass, the Blackstar HT-5R, the Amptweaker TightMetal, the Yamaha A3M acoustic, the DV Mark DV40 212, the MXR M87 Bass Compressor, the Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18, and the Gretsch G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet.

  • 2011 Issue 09 September

    $2.50

    Premier Guitar September 2011: In this issue, we take you to two of the year’s biggest gear shows-Summer NAMM in Nashville and the Montreal Guitar Show. At the former, we saw the latest guitars, basses, amps, and effects from both big companies and smaller outfits, while the Montreal gathering found us talking to some of the most prestigious and forward-thinking acoustic and electric luthiers in the world. We’ve also got features on Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell, Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré, and UK bluesman Matt Schofield. Gear reviews this issue include Kendrick Amplifiers V-Front 212, Vigier Guitars G.V. Wood, Jack Deville Electronics Mod Zero, Ampeg Portaflex PF-350 head and PF-210HE cabinet, Breedlove Guitars Focus SE Custom Walnut, Electro-Harmonix Stereo Talking Machine, Richmond Guitars Empire Mahogany, Crimsontone SE Mini Amp, ToneNation Heartland Standard, Peavey Void 4 PXD.

  • 2011 Issue 08 August

    $2.50

    This month we feature interviews with country superstar Keith Urban, jazz-fusion bass legend Stanley Clarke, and the two guitarists and bassist from the mind-bending prog-metal outfit Last Chance to Reason. We also bring you highlights from the 2011 NY Amp Show, and share the touching story of the late British Royal Air Force pilot Alf Binnie and the 1940s archtop that he treasured from the time he was imprisoned in a Nazi POW camp until his final days as a ski instructor in Canada. In addition, the third installment in our Forgotten Heroes series focuses on genre-hopping session legend Cornell Dupree. Reviews this month include the new Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone, Fernandes V-Hawk Elite, Batson No. 5 acoustic, Anacon Technology Zagray! head, Empress Multidrive, Trombetta Tornita!, Metal Pedals XXX HardCore, Kustom KXB500 bass head and DE115NEO cab, Reverend Thundergun and Justice basses, and Vox TB35C2 Bruno combo.

  • 2011 Issue 06 June

    $2.50

    Premier Guitar June 2011: The latest, greatest in gear coverage with an up-to-the-minute recap of our recent trip to the world’s biggest gear trade show-Musikmesse 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany. We show you 31 of the coolest new guitars, basses, amps, and effects from the show, and give you a glimpse of the other fun and interesting aspects of the show. This month we also talk to the one and only Warren Haynes-in addition to bassist George Porter Jr. and co-producer Gordie Johnson-about Hayne’s new soul album, Man in Motion. We also talk to the Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, as well as Collective Soul’s Joel Kosche. Other features include an article on orchestrating guitar parts in your home studio, and a builder profile on Charles Fox-a man whose tools and approaches have influenced countless luthiers. Reviews this month include the Eventide Space, Fryette S.A.S. and Boostassio pedals, Rivera Blues Shaman and Double Shaman stompboxes, Hallmark Guitars Johnny Ramone, Trace Acoustic TA200, AXL Badwater USA 1216, Epiphone Nighthawk Custom, Satellite Amplification Mudshark, and Black Cat Pedals Bass Octave Fuzz.

  • 2011 Issue 05 May

    $2.50

    Premier Guitar May 2011: This month’s issue shows why we’re the most trusted name in gear reviews-we bring you the world-exclusive first review of Fender’s new Pawn Shop Series guitars. We also talk to Brian Setzer about his new album, Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!, chat with former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan about handling guitar and lead-vocal duties on his new album with Loaded, and catch up with influential post-hardcore band Thursday about their new album, No Devolución. Our second installment of the new Forgotten Heroes section highlights influential gospel singer and rock-guitar precursor Sister Rosetta Tharpe. We also interview bass-amp pioneer Nick Epifani, review nine other products-from 65Amps, Santa Cruz, Lakland, Henman, Tone King, Cusack, and others-and bring you five new lessons, including one from session ace Carl Verheyen.

  • 2011 Issue 04 April

    $2.50

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Premier Guitar April 2011: Our features this month check in with some of the most influential players on the scene: Indie icon J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr. fame), fusion shredmaster Al Di Meola, and Hot Tuna’s Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen all have new releases out, and we talk to them about everything that went into their latest tunes-from gear to songwriting and playing approaches. We also unveil a new monthly column, Shred Your Enthusiasm, by Paul Gilbert, begin our new Forgotten Heroes series with a spotlight on Nashville legend Hank Garland, and profile Studio California’s Paul Wilczynski–the only authorized builder of Rickenbacker acoustics and repairer of Ricky electrics. Plus, we review 13 new guitar and bass products from Ibanez, TC Electronic, Tony Bruno, Source Audio, Taylor, Electro-Harmonix, and more.

  • 2011 Issue 03 March

    $2.50

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    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

    $2.50

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    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.

  • 2011 Issue 01 January

    $2.50

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Premier Guitar January 2011 – Pedalboard Survival Guide; profiles on Ernie Ball Music Man, Ribbecke Guitars and luthier Rick Turner; interviews with Kevin Eubanks, Jake Shimabukuro and All That Remains’ Oli Herbert and Mike Martin. Gear reviews: Mesa/Boogie M3 Carbine, Goodsell Valpreaux 21, Squier Stratocaster Guitar and Rock Band Controller, Dunlop JBF3 Joe Bonamassa Signature Fuzz Face, Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE NA, and more. 8 New Lessons. 15 columns on gear history, playing, mods, and more.

  • 2010 Issue 11 November – Collector Cover 4

    $2.50

    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 3

    $2.50

    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 2

    $2.50

    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.