2018 Issue 05 May
Premier Guitar May 2018: Our annual DIY issue serves up a massive feature detailing our recommended mods for four famously affordable instruments—three 6-strings and a bass—that serve as excellent platforms for getting a “custom” axe at a price way lower than a luthier-built alternative. Meanwhile, our interview lineup sees us chatting with Aerosmith legend Joe Perry, Bones guitarist (and Jeff Beck collaborator) Carmen Vandenberg, avant-jazz vet Bill Frisell, Corrosion of Conformity’s Pepper Keenan and Woody Weatherman, and acoustic trooper John Prine. Gear reviews this month include comprehensive looks at Dr. Z’s Z-PLUS combo, Tech 21’s GED-2112 Geddy Lee SansAmp, the Pigtronix Mothership 2, Universal Audio’s OX, the Modulus Graphite Funk Unlimited RevOLite 4, Magnetic Effects’ Midphoria, Darkglass Electronics’ Alpha•Omicron, the Koll Super Cub, Massive Effects’ G.O.A.F., Schuyler Dean’s Jazzmaster Gold Foil pickups, the Gamechanger Audio Plus pedal, Subdecay’s Vector, and the Fender CN-60S nylon-string.
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