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    2017 Digital Issue 09 September

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    This month we recap the 23 instruments, amps, stomps, and accessories that twisted our heads around at Summer NAMM in Nashville—the biggest gear show of the season. We’ve also got insightful interviews with influential artists like bassist Peter Hook (New Order, Joy Division) and Juliana Hatfield, as well as Addi Tryggvason from Icelandic post-metal quartet Sólstafir, and Sandra Petrova and Dafne Macías from Mexican avant-garde outfit Descartes a Kant. On the gear front, we’ve got an exhaustive reference piece detailing everything you need to know about electric-guitar pickups, and reviews of the Line 6 Variax Shuriken, Rocket Surgeon Labs’ Seratone bass fuzz, the Elektron Analog Drive, MXL’s DX-2 dual-capsule mic, the BSM Supreme, BYOC’s Crown Jewel, the Victory V40 Deluxe, Tanglewood’s Java TWJP parlor guitar, J. Rockett Audio’s I.Q. Compressor, David Norschow Amplification’s DNA-800 bass head, the Friedman Dirty Shirley, Italia’s Maranello Cavo bass, and the Fuzzrocious Blast Furnace. Tablature transcriptions this month (print magazine only) are Radiohead’s “2+2=5,” John Mayer’s “Neon,” and Steely Dan’s “Josie.”

  • 2017 Issue 09 September

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    This month we recap the 23 instruments, amps, stomps, and accessories that twisted our heads around at Summer NAMM in Nashville—the biggest gear show of the season. We’ve also got insightful interviews with influential artists like bassist Peter Hook (New Order, Joy Division) and Juliana Hatfield, as well as Addi Tryggvason from Icelandic post-metal quartet Sólstafir, and Sandra Petrova and Dafne Macías from Mexican avant-garde outfit Descartes a Kant. On the gear front, we’ve got an exhaustive reference piece detailing everything you need to know about electric-guitar pickups, and reviews of the Line 6 Variax Shuriken, Rocket Surgeon Labs’ Seratone bass fuzz, the Elektron Analog Drive, MXL’s DX-2 dual-capsule mic, the BSM Supreme, BYOC’s Crown Jewel, the Victory V40 Deluxe, Tanglewood’s Java TWJP parlor guitar, J. Rockett Audio’s I.Q. Compressor, David Norschow Amplification’s DNA-800 bass head, the Friedman Dirty Shirley, Italia’s Maranello Cavo bass, and the Fuzzrocious Blast Furnace. Tablature transcriptions this month (print magazine only) are Radiohead’s “2+2=5,” John Mayer’s “Neon,” and Steely Dan’s “Josie.”

  • 2016 Issue 09 September

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    Premier Guitar September 2016: PG scoured the floor at the annual Summer NAMM gear expo in Nashville, and our cover story this issue shares the deets on the most enticing new guitars, basses, amps, effects, and doodads to watch for at your local shop. In other gear coverage, our reviews section includes a practice-amp roundup that gives you the straight dirt on five new combos—the Marshall CODE 25, Vox AV30, Ibanez TSA5TVR, Orange Crush 35RT, and Roland Blues Cube—as well as reviews of Fender’s new American Elite Telecaster, Peavey’s revamped Classic 30, Schecter’s Michael Anthony signature 4-string, the Alvarez Delta00TSB, Source Audio’s Nemesis, the Alexander La Calavera, EarthQuaker Devices’ Spatial Delivery, the Ashdown RM-500-EVO, Ibanez’s Mini Chorus, Jim Dunlop’s Mini Volume, Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher, and more. Meanwhile, our interviews this month include chats with Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, Bjarte Lund Rolland and Maciek Ofstad from Norwegian metal outfit Kvelertak, former Black Crowe Rich Robinson, Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi, Eric Krasno, and Scandinavian experimental guitarist Stian Westerhus.

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    2016 Digital Issue 09 September

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    PG scoured the floor at the annual Summer NAMM gear expo in Nashville, and our cover story this issue shares the deets on the most enticing new guitars, basses, amps, effects, and doodads to watch for at your local shop. In other gear coverage, our reviews section includes a practice-amp roundup that gives you the straight dirt on five new combos—the Marshall CODE 25, Vox AV30, Ibanez TSA5TVR, Orange Crush 35RT, and Roland Blues Cube—as well as reviews of Fender’s new American Elite Telecaster, Peavey’s revamped Classic 30, Schecter’s Michael Anthony signature 4-string, the Alvarez Delta00TSB, Source Audio’s Nemesis, the Alexander La Calavera, EarthQuaker Devices’ Spatial Delivery, the Ashdown RM-500-EVO, Ibanez’s Mini Chorus, Jim Dunlop’s Mini Volume, Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher, and more. Meanwhile, our interviews this month include chats with Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, Bjarte Lund Rolland and Maciek Ofstad from Norwegian metal outfit Kvelertak, former Black Crowe Rich Robinson, Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi, Eric Krasno, and Scandinavian experimental guitarist Stian Westerhus.

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    2015 Digital Issue 09 September

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    As always, PG brings you the fastest, most comprehensive, most insightful coverage of Summer NAMM—Nashville’s new-gear extravaganza. Look for pics, descriptions, and links to video demos on 31 of the coolest new guitars, basses, amps, effects, and accessories from the show. Artist interviews this month include Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti, Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan, Between the Buried and Me’s Paul Waggoner, Pharrell guitarist/session ace Brent Paschke, and Alex Edkins from noise-rock outfit METZ. Gear reviews include in-depth looks at the new PRS S2 Vela, B.C. Rich’s BCR6N acoustic, Hudson Electronics’ Broadcast, XITS Amps’ X10, the Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone, and Tronographic’s Boxidizer. We also take a look at five mid-priced 5-string basses from Ibanez, MTD, Dingwall, G&L, and Spector.

  • 2014 Issue 09 September

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    Premier Guitar September 2014: The Summer NAMM gear show is here again, and as usual we’ve got the scoop on the new tone toys—30 of the coolest guitars and basses, amps, effects, and accessories from Nashville. We’ve also got two rad pickup stories this time around: One walks you through three must-try pickup-wiring DIY mods, and the other takes a look at six unsung vintage pickups from Teisco, Gretsch, Gibson, Franz, Burns, and Supro. Our artist interviews this month include chats with the mighty Slash, Brian Setzer, and Ernest Ranglin, and we also take a look at the life and legacy of jazz great Emily Remler. Reviews this month include gear from Danelectro, EarthQuaker Devices, Beigel Sound Labs/Tru-Tron, Maton, Cort, Universal Audio, DigiTech, Stomp Under Foot, Novax, Visual Sound, and more.

  • 2013 Issue 09 September

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    Get wired! In this special issue, we serve up popular Mod Garage columnist Dirk Wacker’s top wiring mods for Strats, Teles, Les Pauls, and “super strats.” We also talk to Seymour Duncan Custom Shop “queen” Maricela “MJ” Juarez, who’s built pickups for everyone from Eddie Van Halen to Slash, Clapton, and Joe Bonamassa. We also bring you a report on all the rad new tone toys from Summer NAMM in Nashville, as well as an insider’s first look at Apple’s stunningly tricked-out new Logic Pro X recording suite. Our artist features this month include chats with Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy, Seattle bluesman Dudley Taft, and hard-rock Studio Legend Michael Wagener-whose credits include Metallica, Megadeth, Accept, and more. We also send one of our writers to check out Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape. Our 10 guitar and bass gear reviews this month include the G&L Superhawk Deluxe Jerry Cantrell, Martin BCPA4 acoustic bass, Dr. Z Antidote, Catalinbread Echorec, Pagelli Massari archtop, Port City Orleans bass preamp, Fargen Blackbird, Devi Ever FX Drone F*** Drone, Gibson LG-2 American Eagle, and Rotosound Fuzz.

  • 2012 Issue 09 September

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    We’ve got features on several awesome players this month. Our cover story is an interview with the amazing Steve Vai, and we also take you behind the scenes to show you Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen’s gear backstage at their last show in Nashville. We also talk to a great electric-blues songwriter from Sweden named Anders Osborne, and visit with the legendary Carol Kaye about her incredible career backing the Beach Boys and other big-name acts as part of the Wrecking Crew studio team. On the gear side, we’ve got the coolest new guitars, basses, amps, and effects from Summer NAMM, and reviews of the new Gibson Les Paul Standard, Deimel Firestar, Kemper Profiling Amp, Walden Natura acoustic, Ampeg Micro-CL bass amp, EarthQuaker Devices Rainbow Machine, Ritter R8 bass, Rainger FX Dr Freakenstein Fuzz, and Diago Little Smasher. If you’re looking for cool do-it-yourself projects, esteemed luthier Jol Dantzig shows us five easy and super-cheap ways to improve the tone of your electric, and we also show you how to convert your acoustic to Nashville tuning.

  • 2011 Issue 09 September

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    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.