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  • 2011 Issue 06 June

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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.

  • 2011 Issue 01 January

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    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

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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 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 2

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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 08 August

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    Meet Randy Parsons, a custom builder for the likes of Jack White, Jimmy Page, and Joe Perry who uses materials like bone, copper, and solid ebony to craft his extraordinary creations. Also, interviews with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Sommatone Amplification, exploring the unsung guitar heroes of the ’60s, a look at Guild amps of the 1950s, and a touching introduction to the Guitars for Vets organization. Reviewed: Mesa/Boogie Trans-Atlantic, Port City Sahana Amp and Cab, Vox AGA70 Acoustic Guitar Amp, Kala U-Bass, Amptweaker TightDrive and Bass TightDrive pedals, Dunlop Jerry Cantrell Signature Wah, Reverend Pete Anderson Signature guitar, Harden Engineering Switchblade guitar, Dynamic 2040 HG DynaLead amp, and Aracom Power Rox PRX150-Pro Attenuator.

  • 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!

  • 2009 Issue 11 November

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    Premier Guitar November 2009 – PG’s annual pedal issue delivers 25+ reviews of stompboxes and effects, 3 do-it-yourself pedal builds and takes a look at the “State of the Stomp.” Artist interviews include Buddy Guy and Brad Paisley.