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  • 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.

  • 2009 Issue 08 August

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    The August issue of Premier Guitar delves into how the economy has affected the vintage guitar market, and where it’s going from here. Also, meet a handful of dedicated builders of cigar box guitars and trace the history of their craft. Plus, an interview with David Grissom and inside the minds of some top producers. Reviewed gear includes the Vox Night Train; HipKitty Kitty Box; Grosh ElectraJet Standard; Crazy Tube Black Magic, Starlight and Ziggy; Visual Sound Truetone Clean Boost and Open Road Overdrive; and more from AAD, CP Thornton, Fret-King and Lehle.

  • 2009 Issue 06 June

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    In Premier Guitar’s June ’09 issue, the mystery of the Gibson Moderne is investigated. Also, five single-coil pickup builders are profiled and Rick Nielsen is interviewed. Reviews include the Takamine Glenn Frey model, guitars from Peekamoose and Fritz Brothers, Fender’s Custom Shop Twin-Amp, and more.