Rig Rundowns

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Premier Guitar’s world-famous Rig Rundowns take you backstage to explore the live gear used by your favorite guitar and bass players. Whether you’re into shred, country, indie, or classic rock, Rig Rundowns give you the lowdown on the instruments, pedals, and amps powering the biggest acts on the road today—and often we even coax them into demoing their favorite settings. Listen now and pick up new tricks for how to set up your rig!

Episode Date
Suzanne Santo
The spunky spark plug details her “Sweet Baby” Eastman and a sultry 335 that accompany her smoky, impassioned voice—plus reveals how touring with Hozier "leveled-up" her fingerstyle chops.
Sep 16, 2020
Pete Anderson
The neo-twang king demonstrates his signature-model Reverend guitars—and his surprising amp rig.
Sep 14, 2020
Enterprise Earth's Gabe Mangold
The death-metal gypsy welcomes PG inside his converted-cargo-trailer home and studio to detail his extended-range rumblers and mobile recording setup. Watch the Episode: https://bit.ly/EnterpriseEarthRR (https://bit.ly/EnterpriseEarthRR) Merch & Magazines: https://shop.premierguitar.com (https://shop.premierguitar.com) Don't Miss a Rundown: http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENL (http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENL)
Sep 09, 2020
Caspian's Phil Jamieson
The self-proclaimed “midrange mattress” makes a post-rock bed with an “Excalibur” Jazzmaster and some up-the-sleeve Strymon settings.
Sep 03, 2020
Dawes [2016]
Grimy Fenders, posh Gretsches, and handmade Gibson knockoffs meet streamlined pedalboards and vintage amps for this L.A. folk-rock outfit featuring Duane Betts on lead guitar.
Aug 31, 2020
Revocation & Gargoyl's Dave Davidson
Explore the duality of the guitarist that fronts two menacing bands with his signature “Ferrari” Jackson Warrior 7-string while still fostering his jazz background with a cherished vintage 335.
Aug 26, 2020
Every Time I Die
Chris Kies is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at People's Court where he catches up Every Time I Die's guitarist Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams who talk about their touring setup that includes ESP Guitars, Gibson, Marshall, Orange, Bison Amps, Boss, Line 6, EMG, and much more.
Aug 24, 2020
Nick Perri
The retro rocker opens up about retrofitting reissues, returning to the JTM45s, and finding the piece of gear that changed his life.
Aug 18, 2020
All Souls' Antonio Aguilar
Folk melodies, flamenco flourishes, Melvins metal, and kerranging Shellac-fueled rock all meld—and they’re at the ready with a stash of Strats and presto-chango loaded pickguards.
Aug 12, 2020
Journey's Neal Schon (2014)
The self-admitted gear junkie walks us through his current rig.
Aug 10, 2020
Brother Hawk
Graduating beyond his hardcore roots, guitarist/vocalist JB Brisendine marries the sting of Neil Young’s “Old Black” with searing and spacey Southern-rock grooves.
Aug 05, 2020
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Judah Bauer
Tessa Jeffers is on location at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, Illinois where she catches up with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion guitarist Judah Bauer. In this segment, Judah details his vintage parts-caster Teles, Fender amps, and array of effects.
Aug 03, 2020
Rig Rundown: John Bohlinger's Top 10
What do Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Emmanuel, and Peter Frampton all have in common? They made the PG host's list of favorite episodes from his seven-plus years on the job.
Jul 29, 2020
Rig Rundown: Pat Benatar's Neil Giraldo
The hit songwriter/guitarist talks about the pickups he stole from Jeff Beck, his Marshall reject amps, and the Bradshaw rig he hardly knows how to use.
Jul 27, 2020
Rig Rundown: Chicano Batman's Carlos Arévalo
Using some primo ’60s Jags and ace Ernie Ball axes, the funkateer channels Hendrix’s soaring psychedelia and Eddie Hazel’s potent grooves through a prism of irresistible Tropicália rhythms.
Jul 22, 2020
The Breeders
For nearly 30 years, these alt-rock pioneers have created gristly tones full of attitude and angst. Find out how guitarist Kelley Deal and bassist Josephine Wiggs craft their signature tones.
Jul 20, 2020
Butch Walker
The big-hit producer (Taylor Swift, Green Day, Weezer) and guitarist opens his RubyRed Productions to catalog his custom creations from the West and Far East. Plus, he reveals how Keith Urban forever changed his guitar-playing world.
Jul 15, 2020
Volbeat [2014]
Article and photos: http://bit.ly/VolbeatRR (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=QUFFLUhqbkVUWDBZYlVYR3Y3TDgzUTNUWjYxdVVWU1NQUXxBQ3Jtc0tuN25ZZUE4TVZWenZuQjQ4ZmthUXpKZDdrVXJBOUZPU1U1N0pLUEtqVllxR0JKLXhiNWoyeGU3MklTUm9oaUl5aHBjbUQ0cVdkVU1sdHZ2cnJ0UUV2Si1EUnB1R3E4a054MmN1aHBfUEl4OURJTGRtOA%3D%3D&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FVolbeatRR&v=mVQ7WOEKeFo&event=video_description) On April 28th, 2014 Danish metal band Volbeat met with Premier Guitar before their show at Marathon Music Works in Nashville TN. Guitarist Robert Caggiano, formerly of the band Anthrax, reveals the secrete of his signature ESP guitar that helps you see where you are on a dark stage. Bassist Anders Kjølholm shows how he gets his thunderous tone with minimal gear. Gear: Volbeat has three complete backline systems; one setup for U.S. tours and two more setups for Europe allowing them to leapfrog from show to show. Here's what they carry in The States.
Jul 13, 2020
Just before Sharptooth released their sophomore album, 'Transitional Forms', hardcore-punk guitarists Lance Donati and Keith Higgins virtually welcomed PG’s Perry Bean into their jam space. The three have a natural conversation about how being vegan has influenced their guitar choices, why they believe Bogners are the most-reliable amps, and how Fishman’s Fluence pickups brought their tone into HD. [Facing a mandatory shelter-in ordinance to limit the spread of COVID-19, PG enacted a hybrid approach to filming and producing Rig Rundowns. This is the 12th video in that format, and we stand behind the final product.] 00:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnA4T44B6rc&t=0s) - Intro 01:21 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnA4T44B6rc&t=81s) - Guitars 12:39 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnA4T44B6rc&t=759s) - Amps 19:18 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnA4T44B6rc&t=1158s) - Pedals Article & Photos: https://bit.ly/SharptoothRR (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=QnA4T44B6rc&event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFcyOXY0U0ppLWdlXzVuX1F5LXM2ZjdmZW9DUXxBQ3Jtc0tsV215RUlueG50RWk5OG13RTVIVkxPWldqQmxEYWZoMWxvQ25uVXhJNWZOSndGejhOaTdHSEVVV2dKWURxckE1SW1pSGpTcm9rQ2ZqeGY2UEx0dWdYZmp3R3RuT1V6T2ZYbFNaVmc5MngyM2pObmp4cw%3D%3D&q=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FSharptoothRR) Don't Miss a Rundown: http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENL (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=QnA4T44B6rc&event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbEUyRk5HWnhJb3pQV1BKdDVFbnFVTTFKd0tTUXxBQ3Jtc0tsbm1UMmx2NFBPLWhKNW5BX0ozekhoVkZrTzY5amNwc0ZEQWxuS1o1ZkFtaEFacmtzaDNvR0VreVRmSjFjT3RZbm8yNVZsTVdfTTk3dVhMUFkwWm9qQ0Mzc0hiUm5MRzdyemRjeGg4WmtUWEVibWVCaw%3D%3D&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FRIgRundownENL) Subscribe to PG's Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribePGYouTube (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=QnA4T44B6rc&event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa0lUUjZsTVZUVVZMbzVjWmMybnM0cVZ3WmFPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttUjFKeFVmdmxwMUdkSVFQOVlwZVJnN3ZnYUJQdFc3emd0RnlRTTZQUlBUeHNxZTlxOW5VdHFpSEJnbGlDSnp4WTNZYTc4dG0yUzBWalFIMGlWYjFsdnNJNGxTc0dBSWdiNzQwZXVTbjJRMk1sVkd1Yw%3D%3D&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FSubscribePGYouTube) D'Addario Auto Lock Strap: http://ddar.io/AutoLockStrap (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=QnA4T44B6rc&event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbDhMYThFd2dleW5JT2RDSF9ObU8wckIwVkZqZ3xBQ3Jtc0trdWxmUlo2d3JMQklISm1tY1dVeVg0VWZmeTVucXBUQm1QRlM5MDNod3pLa0VxOVg2eXN4RkZURjI0VV9KdmJKbC1uelFCRUpZaDRSdDI5ZkhnWnN3bEV3WjV0UFhVNjFnWmlpUGZzamt6SThYcFhZUQ%3D%3D&q=http%3A%2F%2Fddar.io%2FAutoLockStrap)
Jul 08, 2020
Hank Williams III [2010]
Chris Kies is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at People's Court where he catches up with country/metal artist Hank Williams III. In this Rig Rundown segment, Hank Williams III walks us through the setups that he uses on a nightly basis--one for his traditional country set and another for his metal set.
Jul 06, 2020
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die’s Chris Teti
The guitarist/producer reveals how an EHX Pitch Fork downsized his touring guitar boat and admits the difficulties of cherry-picking stomps for the band’s spiraling, atmospherically-moody, indie odysseys.
Jul 02, 2020
Four Year Strong [2015]
The melodic hardcore pop-punkers dish the dirt on dirty gear.
Jun 29, 2020
Rig Rundown: Jim Ward
The former At the Drive-In renegade talks about using a Jazzmaster for his “humble workhorse” rhythm role, growing as singer/songwriter within Sparta, and “making” solos with three digital delays.
Jun 24, 2020
Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi [2016]
Experimenting with odd-time signatures and unusual tunings isn’t the only reason for the band’s unique mojo—a few eye-popping guitars, classic amps, and a pile of pedals are also required for their brand of melodic post-hardcore.
Jun 22, 2020
Mt. Joy's Sam Cooper
“Astrovan” took him from lawyer to soulful indie-pop headliner on the back of his rewired, ragged ’69 Jag and a bed of shimmering ’verbs and reversed delays.
Jun 17, 2020
Guitarists Kerry McCoy and Shiv Mehra might have similar tastes in gear, but their approach to combining modern metal riffs with soundscape samples sets them apart.
Jun 15, 2020
Luke Schneider
The hippie-cowboy pedal steeler for Orville Peck and Margo Price breaks out modulation mutators and synth stomps for a solo mission full of ethereal bends and sublime swells combining cosmic country and ambient new wave. Get His Gear: https://bit.ly/LukeSchneiderRR (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=99060jdxZ7Q&event=video_description&redir_token=MQE84Eo84vT0tlPHOjQXYtomibR8MTU5MTkwNTA2NkAxNTkxODE4NjY2&q=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FLukeSchneiderRR) Don't Miss a Rundown: http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENL (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=99060jdxZ7Q&event=video_description&redir_token=MQE84Eo84vT0tlPHOjQXYtomibR8MTU5MTkwNTA2NkAxNTkxODE4NjY2&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FRIgRundownENL) Subscribe to PG's Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribePGYouTube (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=99060jdxZ7Q&event=video_description&redir_token=MQE84Eo84vT0tlPHOjQXYtomibR8MTU5MTkwNTA2NkAxNTkxODE4NjY2&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FSubscribePGYouTube)
Jun 10, 2020
The Kills' Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart [2016]
This dynamic art-rock duo uses a classy combo of vintage Hofners, Gretsches, Selmers, and a few secret weapons to create a mesmerizing original sound.
Jun 08, 2020
Eric Krasno
The co-founding guitarist for Soulive and Lettuce, Grammy-winning bandmate in Tedeschi Trucks, and producer for Norah Jones and 50 Cent welcomes PG into his new California home studio for a tour of his tone treats. 
Jun 03, 2020
REO Speedwagon's Dave Amato [2013]
Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick is on location in Moline, IL, where he catches up with REO Speedwagon guitarist Dave Amato who details his rig during the recent Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express tour with Styx and Ted Nugent. Don't Miss a Rundown: http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENL (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=GMxGjBp449VtlWWpFI_e7V1XyZN8MTU5MDY5NDY2M0AxNTkwNjA4MjYz&event=comments&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FRIgRundownENL&stzid=UgxoXSr-EgMuvS_glut4AaABAg) Subscribe to PG's Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribePGYouTube (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=GMxGjBp449VtlWWpFI_e7V1XyZN8MTU5MDY5NDY2M0AxNTkwNjA4MjYz&event=comments&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FSubscribePGYouTube&stzid=UgxoXSr-EgMuvS_glut4AaABAg)
Jun 01, 2020
Emily Wolfe
The Austin-based rocker builds her own mics, mixes Queens of the Stone Age sizzle with the modern pop hooks of Demi Lovato, and rides the feedback on her new B.B.-inspired signature Epiphone. Don't Miss a Rundown: http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENL (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=GMxGjBp449VtlWWpFI_e7V1XyZN8MTU5MDY5NDY2M0AxNTkwNjA4MjYz&event=comments&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FRIgRundownENL&stzid=UgxoXSr-EgMuvS_glut4AaABAg) Subscribe to PG's Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribePGYouTube (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=GMxGjBp449VtlWWpFI_e7V1XyZN8MTU5MDY5NDY2M0AxNTkwNjA4MjYz&event=comments&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FSubscribePGYouTube&stzid=UgxoXSr-EgMuvS_glut4AaABAg)
May 27, 2020
JD McPherson [2015]
The retro roots-rocker shows how he gets yesteryear tones with new beauties from Fender, TK Smith, and Texotica. Don't Miss a Rundown: http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENL Subscribe to PG's Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribePGYouTube
May 25, 2020
Brian Fallon
In this episode, we catch up with New Jersey rocker Brian Fallon. The Gaslight Anthem founder just released his third solo album, Local Honey, that broadens his solo sound with polished storytelling cast over an Americana backdrop. The charismatic frontman virtually welcomes PG’s Perry Bean into his home studio for a 50+-minute hang that covers the various custom Fender Teles, explains the triumphs (and agony) of reconstructing amps, and details his holy-grail drive. [Facing a mandatory shelter-in ordinance to limit the spread of COVID-19, PG enacted a hybrid approach to filming and producing Rig Rundowns. This is the fifth video in that format, and we stand behind the final product.] Watch the Episode: https://bit.ly/BrianFallonRR Don't Miss a Rundown: http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENL Subscribe to PG's Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribePGYouTube
May 20, 2020
Jimmy Eat World [2017]
Jim Adkins and Tom Linton tossed their traditional setup to the side and packed up some P-90-loaded axes for their latest tour. Article & photos: http://bit.ly/JimmyEatWorldRR (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FJimmyEatWorldRR&redir_token=bQpli94z_AZ3mJyZG87PGXPyTfd8MTU4OTY1NzI1M0AxNTg5NTcwODUz&event=video_description&v=5joX1ar0Ohk) Don't Miss a Rundown: http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENL (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=p_VaicKuXVv_DC70zUtViKKAftp8MTU4OTY1NzgxOUAxNTg5NTcxNDE5&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FRIgRundownENL&event=video_description&v=aNXkcUuDAEU) Subscribe to PG's Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribePGYouTube (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=p_VaicKuXVv_DC70zUtViKKAftp8MTU4OTY1NzgxOUAxNTg5NTcxNDE5&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FSubscribePGYouTube&event=video_description&v=aNXkcUuDAEU)
May 18, 2020
Gear Gods' Trey Xavier
This YouTuber gives the 411 on headless hellraisers, a flexible four-channel head, angry stacked drives, and the digital rack sorcery that fortifies his tone bunker. Don't Miss a Rundown: http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENL (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=-LkfpvE-58HVX-DZqmcQb2SLPAp8MTU4OTQ4NTIxNEAxNTg5Mzk4ODE0&v=d62l3AgIaPg&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FRIgRundownENL&event=video_description) Subscribe to PG's YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribePGYouTube (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=-LkfpvE-58HVX-DZqmcQb2SLPAp8MTU4OTQ4NTIxNEAxNTg5Mzk4ODE0&v=d62l3AgIaPg&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FSubscribePGYouTube&event=video_description)
May 13, 2020
Chris Robinson Brotherhood [2016]
Psychedelia reigns with the band’s stash of boutique guitars, workhorse amps, and tone-shaping stomps.
May 11, 2020
Cory Branan

The Memphis honky-tonkin’, Tele-twangin’ songster reveals his beefed-up guitarsenal with 6-string stalwarts, a custom 3rd Power combo, and a stockpile of stomps.

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May 07, 2020
Swooshing Pink Floyd vibes, kerranging Sleep chugs, and mutating mellow Motorpsycho tones symbiotically swirl in this guitar duo’s growing setups.
Apr 30, 2020
Papa Roach

The alt-rockers chat about reducing their tonal footprint and working with Schecter and Lakland on their choice axes.

Apr 28, 2020
Howling Giant

A Reverend V, two fiery British-voiced heads, and some tone-sizzling, time-bending stomps fire this warped comet rider into psychedelic spaces.

Apr 23, 2020
Brendan Benson [2020]

A trip into a bona fide Raconteurs’ inner lair of rare vintage acoustics, super vibey amps, and a few choice goldtops.

Apr 16, 2020
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner [2013]

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner explains why his first-ever guitar is still his main one, and we get a detailed look at the four-amp, four-pedalboard rig he uses live.

Apr 13, 2020
Cedric Burnside

A true lion of Mississippi hill-country blues continues paving his family’s legacy with his no-nonsense setup.

Apr 09, 2020
All That Remains [2013]

The East Coast shredders talk about their favorite Jackson and Charvel axes, how they fell in love with the EVH 5150III heads, and what are there go-to boxes.

Apr 06, 2020
Ally Venable

This up-and-coming, Texas-blues rocker walks through how she gets her huge tones.

Apr 02, 2020
Death Cab for Cutie [2015]

The Pacific Northwest alt rockers talk short-scale Fenders and Lakeland Ps.

Mar 30, 2020
Neil Zaza

Now that he’s ditched heavy amps for a digital rig, the melodic shredder shares his secrets for utilizing modern modeling tech.

Mar 26, 2020
Saturday Night Live's Jared Scharff [2012]

Rebecca Dirks is on location at Studio 8H at 30 Rock in New York, NY, where she catches up with SNL house-band guitarist Jared Scharff. In this segment, Scharff talks using Fano Guitars, 65 Amps, and various pedals from boutique companies while working within the live show context every Saturday night.

Mar 23, 2020
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

One of guitar’s most promising young firebrands breaks down his signature D’Angelico, explains why he prefers Boogies, and then demos some vintage stompboxes.

Mar 18, 2020
All Time Low [2015]

The SoCal punk outfit rocks a mix of classic Fender and ESP instruments with cutting-edge Kemper gear.

Mar 16, 2020

The Swedish prog-metal sorcerers dish on their longstanding PRS ties and uncover why they traded traditional tube amps for swappable high-gain Synergy modules.

Mar 12, 2020
Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba [2015]

Take a look at the vintage electrics, delectable Martins, and essential effects that help power the band’s brand of emo rock.

Mar 09, 2020
Josh Smith

A bona fide blues shredder breaks down his powerful pedalboard and rips some licks on his trusty Chapin T-style axe.

Mar 05, 2020
Los Lonely Boys' Henry Garza

PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location Iowa City, Iowa with Los Lonely Boys. In this video Henry Garza and guitar tech Ish Flores talk to Rebecca about the gear they use while out on the road.

Mar 02, 2020
Jared James Nichols

No picks needed for this high-octane blues rocker who shows how he keeps it simple with a single-P-90 signature Epiphone and namesake Blackstar head that doubles as a carry on.

Feb 26, 2020
All Them Witches [2016]

PG’s Chris Kies hung out with Ben McLeod, Charles Michael Parks, Jr, and Allan Van Cleave of the All Them Witches at Soundcheck Rehearsal Studios before they ventured on their biggest European tour to date.

Feb 24, 2020
Rick Beato

One of YouTube’s leading music authorities opens up his well-stocked studio and shares the stories behind some of his most cherished gear.

Feb 20, 2020
Cage the Elephant [2014]

The pop-fused, garage-pysch rockers show us a bevy of their beat-up guitars, road-tested amps, and boutique-loaded boards.

Feb 17, 2020
Dr. Dog

Enjoy a thoughtful conversation covering solid-state bizarros, custom-built instruments, and shape-shifting digital dynamos that are the main tools polishing their lo-fi, indie-rock adventures.

Feb 13, 2020
Dave Matthews [2010]

PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL,
where she catches up with Dave Matthews' guitar tech Craig Baker who gives a tour of Matthews' current US touring rig.

Feb 10, 2020
Duane Denison

The angular riff rifleman of The Jesus Lizard and Tomahawk dissects his all-aluminum signature “Chessie” and explains why he prefers being the lone axeman in his bands.

Feb 06, 2020
Rig Rundown: Cheap Trick

Shawn Hammond is on location checking out Cheap Trick's live rigs.

Feb 03, 2020
Rig Rundown: Albert Lee

A bona fide twang-guitar legend shares stories of his time with Clapton and gives an inside look at how he approaches his signature sound.

Jan 30, 2020
Rig Rundown: Thom Bresh

The consummate thumbpicker demos his two-sided flattop and keeps his father Merle Travis’ memory alive with a collection of instruments made in tribute.

Jan 23, 2020
Tom Bukovac

When you’re one of the most recorded guitarists in Nashville, you make sure you can cover all the bases. Watch this in-depth look at the amazing vintage guitars, rare amps, and massive pedalboard that inspires one of Nashville’s first-call session players.

Jan 16, 2020
Rise Against [2015]

A time-tested formula fuels the hardcore band’s sound.

Jan 13, 2020
Ida Mae's Chris Turpin

This modern-day Delta blues star goes deep on low-powered amps, vintage resos, and his open-tuned riffs.

Jan 09, 2020
Wayne Krantz [2015]

The jazz-rock maverick spills the details on his no-frills, get-it-done setup.

Jan 06, 2020

Prog-metal architect Aaron Marshall shows off a pair of dazzling Mayones protoypes before he explains using a small digital footprint for tons of tones.

Jan 02, 2020
Melvins' Buzz Osborne [2015]

King Buzzo details his love for aluminum guitars and solid-state amps.

Dec 31, 2019
Trans Siberian Orchestra's Joel Hoekstra and Chris Caffery

Huge arena-rock guitar tones meet heavy-metal Christmas jams on one of the year’s most successful tours. Go behind the scenes to see how the guitar tandem kick out the holiday jams.

Dec 26, 2019
Between the Buried and Me [2015]

The prog-metal juggernauts discuss how their signature axes cranked through Axe-Fx units create their brutal live tone.

Dec 23, 2019
Steve Warnier

A certified guitar legend invites us into his home studio to tell stories, talk shop, and pick on some amazing gear.

Dec 19, 2019
Joe Robinson

Premier Guitar is on location in Davenport, Iowa, where Jason Shadrick talks with blues wunderkind Joe Robinson. In this segment, Joe discusses his electric and acoustic rigs, and demonstrates his pedalboard.

Dec 16, 2019
Highly Suspect

The DIY rockers take PG on a tour of their live concert tone toys.

Dec 12, 2019
Halestorm [2015]

Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger display weapons of mass rock from a signature Gibson plugged into a matching Marshall to a Tele running into a couple of tilt-back Fenders.

Dec 09, 2019
Tiny Moving Parts

Enthusiastic, nimble-fingered Dylan Mattheisen dances between technical mathcore and catchy rock with Teles and a trusty DL4.

Dec 05, 2019
The Gaslight Anthem

The Garden State rockers walk us through their vintage-meets-modern setups.

Dec 02, 2019
King Buffalo

The bluesy psych-rock trio shows off its souped-up import axes, pricier amps, and carefully planned pedal playgrounds.

Nov 28, 2019
Guns 'N' Roses' Richard Fortus [2012]

Jason Shadrick is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus. In this segment, we get to see what Fortus is currently using for guitars, amps, effects, and cabinets during the most recent GN'R US tour in early 2012.

Nov 25, 2019
The Black Keys [2019]

From rocking garages to filling arenas, Dan Auerbach’s gear has always been odd and eccentric. Still keeping it weird, he spotlights axes from a teenage hero, a custom build influenced by an industry master, and a token of his success in the shape of a Holy Grail Gibson.

Nov 21, 2019
Against Me! [2014]

Guitarists Laura Jane Grace and James Bowman achieve savage-punk tones through old-school loud tube-amps and pedals.

Nov 18, 2019
Mike Dawes

This acoustic alchemist shares the secrets within his multi-dimensional setup that goes well beyond traditional tones.

Nov 14, 2019
Social Distortion [2010]

Chris Kies is On Location in Council Bluffs, IA, where he catches up with Social Distortion's Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham and they talk to us about their current live rigs and setups.

Nov 11, 2019
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit [2019]

Bursts, Benders, and Js, oh my! A pioneer of the new Nashville sound and his tone-heavy band spend 90 minutes covering the gobs of new gear that have joined their ranks since 2015.

Nov 07, 2019
Rig Rundown: King Crimson's Robert Fripp

The original prog-rock guitar hero goes head-first into the 21st century with a tubeless setup that is heavy on digital effects, MIDI switching, and ultimate control.

Oct 31, 2019
The Hives [2013]

Premier Guitar is on location in Chicago, Illinois, where Rebecca Dirks meets up with Nicholaus Arson and Vigilante Carlstroem of the Hives. In this segment, the guys discuss their heavily battered go-to axes (and why it doesn?t really matter for garage rock anyways), along with their mix of boutique and vintage amps and effects.

Oct 28, 2019
Bad Religion

What’s more punk rock than dueling angry P-90s straight into classic Marshalls? Answer: Nothing!

Oct 23, 2019
Rig Rundown: The Sword [2014]

The Texas-metal-boogie masters chat about their minimalistic gear approach—including an amp with one knob—and the benefits of touring with a bassist that builds custom stompboxes.

Oct 21, 2019
Samantha Fish [2019]

The rising blues guitar star demos her No. 1 SG with her expanded pedalboard, and goes deep with her workhorse Jaguars, Stogie Blues cigar box, Delaney 512, Taylor acoustic, and Category 5 amps.

Oct 17, 2019
Thin Lizzy [2011]

Chris Kies is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the Vic Theatre where he catches up with Thin Lizzy guitar tech Coty Allinson who walks us through guitarists Vivian Campbell and Scott Gorham's current touring rigs.

Oct 14, 2019
Rig Rundown: Torche's Steve Brooks & Jonathan Nuñez

When these pop-doom metalheads couldn’t lasso the tone in their heads Nuñez took the DIY route crafting his own company that now provides a formidable backline and fills their boards.

Oct 10, 2019
Sigur Ros [2013]

Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago where she catches up with Sigur Ros guitar and bass tech Silli Ragnarsson to discuss guitarist Jonsi Por Birgisson's one-off guitar, bow and accessories, and surprisingly sparse pedalboard, bassist Georg Holm's effects-heavy pedal rig, and the more traditional guitar-board-amp setup of touring guitarist Kjartan Dagur Holm (Georg's brother).

Oct 07, 2019
Knocked Loose

Purveyors of punishing ’90s-style hardcore chisel their heavy sound with down-tuned 7-strings and lighter hues of delay and modulation.

Oct 02, 2019
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's the Roots' "Captain" Kirk Douglas and Mark Kelley

Rebecca Dirks is on location at NBC Studio 6B, GE Building, in New York, New York, where she catches up with Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's the Roots' guitarist "Captain" Kirk Douglas and bassist Mark Kelley.

Sep 30, 2019

The guitarist of Mike McCready’s favorite new band uses a straightforward setup that proves a swaggering, punk attitude and greasy rock ’n’ roll isn't just a man’s game.

Sep 25, 2019
Buddy Guy [2011]

PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Joliet, Illinois, where he catches
up with blues guitarist Buddy Guy. His guitar tech Gilbert Garza talks
about and shows off Buddy Guy's current equipment and signal chain
that's being used on the Living Proof 2011 tour.

Sep 23, 2019
As Cities Burn’s Cody Bonnette

The founding guitarist presents how single-coils through a true stereo setup peppered with some extreme effects forge a wide-ranging, Jekyll-and-Hyde approach to tone.

Sep 19, 2019
Roger Waters [2012]

We were lucky enough to spend an afternoon behind the bricks of Roger Waters'' The Wall Live, chatting with techs Tim Myer and Colin Lyon.

Sep 16, 2019
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

The 20-year-old blues phenom shares his straight-ahead approach to burly, blues-rock tones.

Sep 11, 2019
Jimmy Herring [2012]

PG's Jason Shadrick is at Manifold Recording in North Carolina talking gear with Jimmy Herring.

Sep 09, 2019
Baroness' John Baizley and Gina Gleason

Visionary John Baizley and former Cirque du Soleil shredder Gina Gleason explain why their evolving style of sprawling heaviness now uses “scalpel-like” Fender single-coils and low-wattage tube combos. Plus, they share how a Philly Fuzz Heretic brought them together.

Sep 05, 2019
Dave Kilminster of the Roger Waters Band

We were lucky enough to spend an afternoon behind the bricks of Roger Waters'' The Wall Live, chatting with guitarist Dave Kilminster.

Sep 02, 2019

Observe Yvette Young apply her formal piano background to musically communicate on a fretboard while expressing how modulation pedals have made her a better bandmate and a more dynamic writer.

Aug 29, 2019
Sonny Landreth [2012]

PG's Shawn Hammond catches up with slide master Sonny Landreth. In this Rig Rundown segment, Landreth shares his Strat mods and road amps, and demonstrates his favorite pedal combinations.

Aug 26, 2019
Third Eye Blind [2019]

Dubliner Kryz Reid details additions to his Star Wars family of guitars and why he went from vintage to digital, while Stephan Perkins’ tech explains why a laughable price tag should never disqualify an axe from becoming a main squeeze.

Aug 22, 2019
Testament’s Alex Skolnick, Eric Peterson & Steve DiGiorgio

The thrash-metal vets keep it simple yet high-tech on their 2015 tour.

Aug 19, 2019
Greg Koch

The king of gristle shares the signature gear he uses to unleash waves of unabashed sonic mayhem.

Aug 14, 2019
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick

Jordan Wagner is On Location in Davenport, IA, where he catches up with Megadeth's guitarists Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick. In this segment, both Dave and Chris walk us through their thrash metal setups.

Aug 12, 2019
Billy Strings

The bluegrass-blazin’, death-metal-rooted whiz uses a few pedals to twist the traditional music of Kentucky towards the psychedelic sounds of San Francisco.

Aug 07, 2019
Ep. #308: Cherry Glazerr

Grunge songstress Clementine Creevy hits us with the barrage of drives she uses for her band's lo-fi garage sound.

Aug 05, 2019
Ep. #307 - Nita Strauss

With a new Ibanez signature model, a backup axe, and a plug-and-play "fly rig", the rock heroine travels light to create the heavy tones on her solo debut, Controlled Chaos.

Article & photos: http://bit.ly/NitaStraussRR 
Don't Miss a Rundown: http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENL 

Furious, focused, and expansive, the playing of Nita Strauss is the stuff emerging-rock-guitar legends are made of. During soundcheck at Nashville’s Basement East, PG’s John Bohlinger checked in with Strauss, who was on a break from her regular gig with Alice Cooper, touring in support of her debut solo album, Controlled Chaos. Strauss wrote, produced, engineered, and recorded all the guitar and bass parts on the album, which, in testament to her abilities and her fan base, was made via a Kickstarter campaign that exceeded its $20,000 goal by $145,755. As she rips for our cameras, Strauss, the first woman to have an Ibanez signature model—which debuted at Winter NAMM 2018—talks about her JIVA10 and her backup S6570Q, and puts her fly rig, a Boss GT-100, though her core settings. Check out how Strauss shows off the JIVA10’s radical tuning stability at the 15-minute mark! And yes, she is a descendent of the Austrian composer Johann Strauss.


Aug 01, 2019
Ep. #307 - Nita Strauss

With a new Ibanez signature model, a backup axe, and a plug-and-play "fly rig", the rock heroine travels light to create the heavy tones on her solo debut, Controlled Chaos.

Article & photos: http://bit.ly/NitaStraussRR
Don't Miss a Rundown: http://bit.ly/RIgRundownENL 


Furious, focused, and expansive, the playing of Nita Strauss is the stuff emerging-rock-guitar legends are made of. During soundcheck at Nashville’s Basement East, PG’s John Bohlinger checked in with Strauss, who was on a break from her regular gig with Alice Cooper, touring in support of her debut solo album, Controlled Chaos. Strauss wrote, produced, engineered, and recorded all the guitar and bass parts on the album, which, in testament to her abilities and her fan base, was made via a Kickstarter campaign that exceeded its $20,000 goal by $145,755. As she rips for our cameras, Strauss, the first woman to have an Ibanez signature model—which debuted at Winter NAMM 2018—talks about her JIVA10 and her backup S6570Q, and puts her fly rig, a Boss GT-100, though her core settings. Check out how Strauss shows off the JIVA10’s radical tuning stability at the 15-minute mark! And yes, she is a descendent of the Austrian composer Johann Strauss.

D'Addario Micro Tuner: http://ddar.io/Micro.Tuner 

Aug 01, 2019
Ep. #306: Kurt Vile & The Violators

The Philly-based group explains how they use vintage Fender gear, classic tube amps, and a few homemade pedals to produce their brand of psychedelic folk-rock.

Jul 29, 2019
Ep. #305: Sleep

The sultan of sludge illustrates that his first band is a shuttle for sonic exploration launching into orbit on the backs of triple-humbucker guitars, a sierra of Oranges, and two boards the size of Cape Canaveral.

Jul 25, 2019
Ep. #304: Guthrie Trapp

The country picker shows the tools of the trade as an in-demand guitar slinger.

Jul 15, 2019
Ep. #303: Joanne Shaw Taylor

The British blues player’s simple-but-brawny tool kit for tough tones.

Jul 11, 2019
Ep. #302: The Devil Wears Prada

The American metal core band spills the details on their three-guitar assault.

Jul 08, 2019
Ep. #301: Buddy Miller

A look inside the sanctum of one of contemporary Nashville’s most respected artists, packed with cool guitars and plenty of other epic gear.

Jul 03, 2019
Ep. #300: Shinedown

Myers talks about his unwavering loyalty to PRS Guitars showing us his current touring collection while Bass discusses his various signature Dean basses and why he's using a solid-state guitar head for distorted bass tones.

Jul 01, 2019
Ep. #299: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

One of Americana’s rising stars (and a son of an outlaw legend) goes deep on his vintage Gibson, using a dual-amp setup, and why he eschews most pedals.

Jun 26, 2019
Ep. #298: GWAR

Simulated mutilations and fake blood aside, GWAR are gear junkies like the rest of us.

Jun 24, 2019
Ep. #297: Arielle

Inspired by the lutherie skills of Brian May and the tonal essence of Eric Johnson, this self-proclaimed “classic folk rocker” shows off her acoustic and electric setups.

Jun 19, 2019
Ep. #296: Pink's Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner

Jason Shadrick is On Location at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, where he catches up with Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner on tour with Pink's The Truth About Love tour. In this segment, Justin and Eva detail their go-to instruments and signal chains.

Jun 17, 2019
Ep. #295: Architects

Observe how the U.K. metalcore warriors utilize digital stomps, profiling amps, and modern pickups to break necks and ignite pits with an old-school aggression.

Jun 13, 2019
Ep. #294: Chevelle

This alt-metal power trio proves that one focused, low-tuned guitar, pounding drums, and inventively effected bass can sound as huge live as a band rocking multiple guitars and keyboards.

Jun 10, 2019
Ep. #293: Judas Priest

Watch the pioneering British heavy metal band share the stories and secrets behind the gear that’s banged heads for 50 years and sold over 50 million records.

Jun 05, 2019
Ep. #292: Roger Waters Band's Snowy White

We were lucky enough to spend an afternoon behind the bricks of Roger Waters' The Wall Live, chatting with guitarists Dave Kilminster, G.E. Smith, and Snowy White, along with techs Tim Myer and Colin Lyon.

Jun 03, 2019
Ep. #291: The Tallest Man on Earth

Take a look at how one of Sweden’s most enigmatic songwriters crafts layers of sonic magic with a handful of open tunings and a pile of pedals.

May 30, 2019
Ep. #290: Exodus' Gary Holt [2015]

The thrash-metal legend keeps things simple with signature ESP guitars, and a mix of analog and digital gear.

May 27, 2019
Ep. #289: Dream Theater

The progressive metal band’s sultans of shred talk about the gear on their 2019 The Distance Over Time tour, including John Petrucci’s brand-new Music Man Majesty Series signature models and Myung’s potential 2020 signature bass.

May 23, 2019
Ep. #288: Unknown Hinson

PG's Chris Kies is on location in Des Moines, IA, at Wooly's where he catches up with the king of country western troubadours Unknown Hinson. In this segment, the Kang talks about his signature Reverend Guitar, using the Fender Super-Sonic 100 head and matching cabinet, Vox ValveTronix digital effects process, and what's his ideal wumern.

May 20, 2019
Ep. #287: The Bouncing Souls

The seminal East Coast punkers prove that some beat-up guitars and undeniable hooks is all you need to tour the world for over three decades.

May 15, 2019
Ep. #286: Reverend Horton Heat

PG's Chris Kies is On Location at RIBCO Brewing in Rock Island, IL,
where he catches up with rockabilly guitar slinger Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath for another Rig Rundown installment.

May 13, 2019
Ep. #285: Rig Rundown: Polyphia's Scott LePage

Aside from melting faces and conquering all music, these younglings don’t take themselves or much else seriously, but one-half of the wise-cracking guitar tandem dishes on his “dope” signature gear from Ibanez and DiMarzio.

May 08, 2019
Ep. #284: Liz Cooper & The Stampede

The dreamy, psychedelic-folk rocker explains how a salvaged-spruce offset colored with gobs of vibe, chorus, and trem give her freewheeling, Dead-inspired journeys constant movement and flow.

Apr 26, 2019
Ep. #283: Trivium

The Florida metal quartet goes ampless.

Apr 22, 2019
Ep. #282 - Tab Benoit

The self-proclaimed drummer shows off the old Teles and loud signature combos that are the chosen recipe for his brand of bayou blues.

Apr 17, 2019
Ep. #281: Nickelback

PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Moline, IL. at the iWireless Center where he catches up Nickelback Guitar tech Kris Dawson who shows us Chad Kroeger & Ryan Peake's gear and talks about their tour set up.

Apr 15, 2019
Ep. #280: Hozier

On the heels of his No. 1 album, Wasteland, Baby!, Irishman Andrew Hozier-Byrne reveals his connection with “alive” hollowbodies—including gas cans—that torch his moody, soulful blend of rock and blues.

Apr 10, 2019
Ep. #279: Adrian Belew

The former King Crimson genius details the gear he uses to conjure vintage fuzz tones, animal sounds, and quirky soundscapes.

Apr 08, 2019
Ep. #278: Failure's Ken Andrews [2019]

The sonic sorcerer illustrates how he meticulously builds the wall of textured sounds in the Axe-Fx III and details the creation of his new Electrical Guitar Company signature offset.

Apr 04, 2019
Ep. #277: Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman

Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman
talks in depth about his
upcoming signature model
and love for Mesa/Boogie

Apr 01, 2019
Ep. #276: Jake E. Lee

The fingers behind Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon shares the blisteringly loud setup used to power his new band, Red Dragon Cartel.

Mar 28, 2019
Ep. #275: August Burns Red

The Grammy-nominated outfit shows us the Ibanez guitars, Kiesel basses, and Kemper and Ampeg amps that ignite their metalcore sound.

Mar 25, 2019
Ep. #274: Brothers Osborne

Country music’s leading guitar tandem show us how they mix vintage axes and boutique pedals with high-powered amps and just a little bit of digital magic.

Mar 21, 2019
Ep. #273: John McLaughlin

PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, where he catches up
with guitarist John McLaughlin. In this Rig Rundown video segment,
McLaughlin talks to us about using his Godin Freeway and use of effects.

Mar 18, 2019
Ep. #272: Nick Raskulinecz

Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear—especially amps—the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.

Mar 14, 2019
Ep. #271: The Offspring

The punk-rock vet likes it both simple and high-tech, with signature Ibanez axes and an Axe-Fx combining to create a consistently brutal sonic punch.

Mar 11, 2019
Ep. #270: Jerry Douglas

A deep studio dive with one of the most recorded resonator players ever.

Mar 07, 2019
Ep. #269: Social Distortion [2015]

Guitarists Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham show off their tried-and-true rock ’n’ roll machines.

Mar 04, 2019
Ep. #268: The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

We caught up with these two sons of American rock royalty—and their trove of storied guitars—as they were on their verge of launching their new Allman Betts Band.

Feb 27, 2019
Ep. 267: Joe Bonamassa - Amps [2009]

PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he
catches up with blues guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa. In this
portion, Joe talks and demos his current lineup of amps for the ongoing

Feb 25, 2019
Ep. #266: The Struts

One of the U.K.’s most buzzed-about rock bands shares the stories behind their gear that has two settings—loud and louder.

Feb 21, 2019
Ep. #265: Tom Morello

Rock’s biggest “DJ” proves that even though his gear has been unchanged since the early ’90s, he still can rip out fresh ideas with ease and flair.

Feb 14, 2019
Ep. #263 Tyler Childers Band

The Appalachia crew prove that ripping T-styles seasoned with effects-rich pedal steel can still be in vogue in today’s country and Americana music.

Feb 07, 2019
Ep. #262: Steven Wilson [2019]

The king of modern prog rock unveils his monstrous pedalboard and surprising dual-amp setup.

Jan 31, 2019
Ep. #261: The Pixies

Get the lowdown on the axes, amps, and effects used by influential alt-rockers Charles Thompson and Joey Santiago.

Jan 21, 2019
Ep. #260: Emma Ruth Randle

The moody goth-folk songstress and her 6-string compatriot Evan Patterson detail the off-kilter double-cuts, dual-amp configurations, and reverb-dripping boards that give life to their jangly, ambient washes and doomy, crashing crescendos.

Jan 17, 2019
Ep. #259: Brent Mason

Nashville studio ace shows it’s more about chops than gear.

Jan 14, 2019
Ep. #258: Manchester Orchestra

Observe how the Atlanta-based rockers keep instruments in the family and take a pragmatic approach by hitting the road with everyman gear to morph between their brutal heavy riffs and beautiful, cinematic soundscapes.

Jan 09, 2019
Ep. #256 - Tera Melos' Nick Reinhart

Warning for tone purists: The Willy Wonka of guitar glues pickups on a forgotten Squier and jams on a heap of throwaway misfits and boutique stomps to beep, bop, boop to his heart’s content.

Jan 03, 2019
Ep. #255: Conan O' Brien Band

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Hollywood, CA, where she catches up with Conan guitarist Jimmy Vivino and bassist Mike Merritt. In this segment, we learn what guitars, amps, basses, and effects pedals both Vivino and Merritt use every night during taping, as well as take a look into Vivino's back room collection of guitars.

Dec 24, 2018
Ep. #254: Saves the Day

Watch how bassist Rodrigo Palma uses a simplistic, time-tested combination of Fender plus Ampeg, while guitarist Arun Bali employs a collection of classic guitars and stacks a hearty amount of fuzz pedals to color their brand of post-pop punk.

Dec 19, 2018
Ep. #253: Brent Mason

Nashville studio ace shows it’s more about chops than gear.

Dec 17, 2018
Ep. #252: KT Tunstall

Armed with a deeply intricate pedalboard, some workhorse guitars, and a powerful Supro amp, the Scottish singer/songwriter creates mind-expanding loops with relative ease.

Dec 13, 2018
Ep. #251: Living Colour

Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Park West in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Living Colours' Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish during their 2013 U.S. tour.

Dec 10, 2018
Ep. #250: Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown

Blues-rock firebrands Tyler Bryant and Graham Whitford rely on loud amps and vintage guitars to get their message to the people.

Dec 06, 2018
Ep. #249: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

“Cooder-casters,” boutique amps, classic Gibsons, and a healthy amount of pedals give fire to Isbell’s brand of Southern-bred rock.

Dec 03, 2018
Ep. #248: Julien Baker

The melancholic, reverb-loving songstress talks about the Tele, Fender combos, and bountiful board she uses to fill theaters around the globe.

Nov 30, 2018
Ep. #247: Imagine Dragons

The band’s platinum pop-rock is fueled with amazingly customized axes, vintage Voxes, and plenty of sonic exploration.

Nov 26, 2018
Ep. #246: Marilyn Manson

Sure, collectible gear can be important to rockstars, but for this mayhem-filled gig, Paul Wiley and Juan Alderete opt for loudness and durability.

Nov 22, 2018
Ep. #245: Disturbed's Dan Donegan

PG's Rebecca Dirks caught up with guitar tech Trevor Cole who gives us a
look at Disturbed's Dan Donegan's array of guitars and lets us in on
how Dan has everything set up for their tour.

Nov 19, 2018
Ep. #244: Monster Magnet

The Space Lords take a pitstop to cover the everyman Gibsons, scorching Marshalls, and nasty fuzzes that ignite their psychedelic orbit.

Nov 14, 2018
Ep. #243: Mr. Big's Billy Sheehan

Billy Sheehan runs through his live rig used on Mr. Big''s summer tour.

Nov 13, 2018
Ep. #242: Nine Inch Nails

Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini create the perfect drug for NIN fans with a bevy of heavy-hitting custom guitars and basses and a high-tech hybrid setup that marries digital with analog.

Nov 08, 2018
Ep. #241: Stanley Clarke

PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Northern Lights Theater in
Milwaukee, WI, where she catches up with bass legend Stanley Clarke for a
Rig Rundown segment that has Stanley showing off his Alembic basses,
Ampeg amps, and various effects and stompboxes he is currently using on

Nov 05, 2018
Ep. #240: Lynyrd Skynyrd [2018]

The Southern rock three-guitar army of original member Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke and Mark Matejka tells stories behind their vintage guitars, high-powered amps, and classic approach to tone.

Nov 01, 2018
Ep. #239: Death from Above 1979

Vintage pawn shop-type gear has become the sound of the Canadian punk duo.

Oct 29, 2018
Ep. #238: Minus the Bear [2018]

Before the band rides off into the sunset, they provide one last glimpse how they formed their tasty grooves over layered loops and IDM-inspired textures by way of Line 6 DL4s.

Oct 24, 2018
Ep. #237: Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez & Travis Stever

Premier Guitar is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where PG's Rebecca Dirks visits with Coheed and Cambria guitarists Claudio Sanchez & Travis Stever who talk about their current live setups including Gibson Explorers, Les Pauls, SGs, Fractal Audio Axe-Fx, and DR Strings.

Oct 22, 2018
Ep. #236: Shakey Graves

The Austin singer/songwriter’s retro-hip vibe is generated by some ’60s-style guitars, a few small-but-mighty amps, and a two-pedalboard setup.

Oct 18, 2018
Ep. #235: Keith Urban, Pt. 2: Amps and Effects

Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Mark in Moline, Ilinois. Guitar tech Chris Miller shows Jason a few of the amps and effects that Keith Urban uses on the Get Closer World Tour.

Oct 15, 2018
Ep. #234: FIDLAR

These DIY punkers prove you don’t need custom axes and pyrotechnics to spark a mosh pit and a good time.

Oct 10, 2018
Ep. #233: Uli John Roth

One of the pioneers of neo-classical metal demonstrates his exotic guitars through his ear-splitting setup.

Oct 08, 2018
Ep. #232: Ben Harper and Jason Mozersky

Get inside the sounds of one of the most revered slide players on the planet as he goes deep on lap steels, his philosophy on tone, and his mythical Dumbles.

Oct 04, 2018
Ep. #231: The Late Show with David Letterman Band

Get inside the gear of one of late night's most popular bands.

Oct 01, 2018
Ep. #230: Pokey LaFarge

The Americana stylist and his band favor a minimalist approach to create their throwback sounds.

Sep 27, 2018
Ep. #229: The War on Drugs

The indie rocker combines’ vintage Gibsons and Hiwatts with modern Fenders and a Bradshaw system.

Sep 24, 2018
Ep. #228: Henry Kaiser

A studio visit with the new gear-heavy improv/art-rock supergroup’s Henry Kaiser, Andy West, and Anthony Pirog.

Sep 20, 2018
Ep. #227: Samantha Fish

Tessa Jeffers is on location in Davenport, Iowa, where she checks out the guitarist's custom T-styles and combos that amplify her blues-rock jams.

Sep 17, 2018
Ep. #226: Widespread Panic

A chilled-out look at the road rigs of guitarists Jimmy Herring and John “JB” Bell, and bassist Dave Schools—32 years after the legendary jam band’s first gig in Athens, Georgia.

Sep 13, 2018
Ep. 225: JD Simo

Go gear-geekery deep with this Nashville ace who talks (and warns) about the addiction of playing vintage gear.

Sep 10, 2018
Ep. #224: Whitey Morgan and the 78's

The modern country outlaws follow only a few rules: beefy T-styles, American-voiced amps, and a healthy addiction to compression and phaser.

Sep 05, 2018
Ep. #223: Brand New's Jesse Lacey and Vincent Accardi

The Long Island alt-rockers spill the dirt on their beloved Fender guitars, outrageous fuzzboxes, and why they both prefer boutique cabs.

Sep 03, 2018
Ep. #222: Todd Rundgren Band

The multi-instrumentalist, producer, and all-around sonic shaman explains the origin story on his No. 1 “Foamy," discusses fixing Clapton’s “Fool” SG, and reveals how he stays musically energized after nearly 50 years.

Aug 30, 2018
Ep. #221: Minus the Bear

Premier Guitar is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where PG's Shawn Hammond visits with guitarists Jake Snider, Dave Knudson and bassist Cory Murchy of Minus the Bear. In this segment, the guys talk about their current live setups and demonstrate the band's elaborate use of samplers.

Aug 27, 2018
Ep. #220: Joe Bonamassa [2018]

One of blues-rock’s biggest draws walks us through his staggering setup of Dumbles and signature tweed combos, holy grail Les Pauls and Fenders, and just a handful of off-the-rack pedals.

Aug 23, 2018
Ep. #219: Killswitch Engage

One of metalcore’s biggest bands allows PG to check out their signature instruments and the minimal gear they use to punish crowds on a nightly basis.

Aug 20, 2018
Ep. #218: Lindsay Ell

One of country music’s rising stars shares what legendary picker gave her a Mary Kay Strat and explains why she started painting guitars.

Aug 16, 2018
Ep. #217: Pelican

See how the twin-guitar attack rocks SGs, classic tube heads, and strategically set delays that help birth epic post-metal jams.

Aug 15, 2018
Ep. #216: Blackberry Smoke

The Southern rockers take no prisoners with their twin-guitar attack.

Aug 06, 2018
Ep. #215: G.E. Smith

After decades of backing up world-class artists and leading the SNL band, the famed Telemaster shares some of his tried-and-true gear secrets.

Aug 02, 2018
Ep. #214: Daniel Lanois

The man behind U2 and Emmylou Harris’ biggest albums shows us his live setup.

Jul 30, 2018
Ep. #213: Johnny A.

Get inside the fuzz-laded setup of one of guitardom’s most respected instrumentalists.

Jul 26, 2018
Ep. #212: Brad Paisley's Guitars

PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Moline, IL, where she catches up with Chad Weaver--Brad Paisley's guitar tech--and he walks us through Paisley's current lineup of guitars being used on the 2010 H2O World Tour. In this segment, you'll get to see various Bill Crook custom paisley telecasters, a few of Paisley's signature Gibson acoustics, and a newly purchased '65 refinished Stratocaster.

Jul 23, 2018
Ep. #211: U2's The Edge

Strats, Explorers, Les Pauls, AC30s, and a healthy amount of delay help form some of the most iconic tones ever recorded. Famed tech Dallas Schoo walks us through the ins and outs of Edge’s expansive setup.

Jul 19, 2018
Ep. #210: Russian Circles

Premier Guitar heads into Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago to catch up with Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan and Brian Cook during the recording of Memorial where the duo shows off their studio rigs and collection of boutique gear.

Jul 16, 2018
Ep. #209: Zao

Even on borrowed gear, the metalcore pioneers are able to bring the thunder with a handful of ESP guitars, some Mesa/Boogie firepower, and a stash of gnarly fuzz pedals.

Jul 12, 2018
Ep. #208: Creed's Mark Tremonti

PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago, IL, at the Chicago Theatre where she catches up with Creed's guitarist Mark Tremonti. In this Rig Rundown segment, Tremonti talks to us about his slew of PRS guitars, his multi-amp setup (Mesa/Boogie, Bludotone, Fender, and Voodoo Amps), and his pedalboard featuring stompboxes from Dunlop, Voodoo Lab, and Electro-Harmonix.

Jun 25, 2018
Ep. #207: Guided by Voices

Doug Gillard, Mark Shue, and Bobby Bare Jr reveal how a few quirky vintage pedals, some classic amps, and a modest amount of utilitarian pedals get the job done night after night.

Jun 21, 2018
Ep. #205: Mastodon [2009]

PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at the Val Air Ballroom where he
visits backstage with Mastodon's Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher about
their current live rigs.

Jun 18, 2018
Ep. #205: Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids

Go inside one of the hottest pop tours of 2018 and dig deep into the gear that Mike Scott, Elliott Ives, and JT himself take on the road.

Jun 14, 2018
Ep. #204: Jonny Lang [2014]

The bluesmaster shares some licks, talks signature guitars, and his tech breaks down his Fender combos and pedalboard setup.

Jun 11, 2018
Ep. #203: Red Fang

Witness how 5-string Krautsters, solid-state Sunn heads, and pitch shifters provide the stoner-metal band’s foundation for brute-force tones.

Jun 07, 2018
Ep. #202: The Cult's Billy Duffy

Duffy tells PG about the three-amp setup he uses to recreate the tones from "She Sells Sanctuary," "Fire Woman," and more on the Cult's Electric 13 tour.

Jun 04, 2018
Ep. #201: Stone Sour

Guitarists Josh Rand, Christian Martucci, and bassist Johny Chow provide the dirt on how a revamped lineup of axes (with passive pickups), no bass amps, and a fresh pile of pedals have reenergized the band’s hard-rock sound.

May 31, 2018
Ep. #200: Jimmie Vaughan

See the stripped-down rig Vaughan uses to get his Texas blues-rock tones.

May 28, 2018
Ep. #199: The Breeders

For nearly 30 years, these alt-rock pioneers have created gristly tones full of attitude and angst. Find out how guitarist Kelley Deal and bassist Josephine Wiggs craft their signature tones.

May 24, 2018
Ep. #198: Incubus' Mike Einziger

PG's Chris Kies is on location in Tinley Park, IL, where he catches up with Incubus' guitarist Mike Einzinger who talks about his current touring rig that includes Ernie Ball/Music Man Guitars, Mesa/Boogie Amplifiers, and an extensive pedalboard.

May 21, 2018
Ep. #197: The Black Angels

Discover how these Austin psychers utilize Beatles-inspired guitars with several gnarly fuzzes and lush ’verbs to bridge the vibes of Roky Erickson and Dick Dale.

May 17, 2018
Ep. #196: Jennifer Batten

Not all rigs need to sacrifice power for size. The former guitarist for Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck demonstrates her small, but mighty, setup.

May 14, 2018
Ep. #195: Mike Stern

Consistency is key when it comes to this jazz legend’s approach to gear. Check out how one of the most rocking jazzers gets his signature tone.

May 09, 2018
Ep. #194: Def Leppard [2014]

Vivian Campbell and Phil Collen take PG through their surprisingly tube-free rigs.

May 07, 2018
Ep. #193: The Mattson 2

Go inside the psych-jazz stylings of Jared Mattson and check out his wacky Japanese doubleneck that provides the midrange buzz and low-end thump for the duo.

May 02, 2018
Ep. #192: The Black Keys [2014]

We catch up again with tech Dan Johnson who goes over the equipment changes since 2012, including new kitschy guitars, kooky combos, and why the blues-rock juggernaut needs so much fuzz.

Apr 30, 2018
Ep. #191: Khruangbin

Witness how the Texas trio spawns their brand of atmosphere Thai-funk rock with an expansive use of ’verb and a pair of road-trodden, vintage-styled instruments.

Apr 25, 2018
Ep. #190: Fall Out Boy

The multi-platinum pop-punk band talks about signature guitars and the latest lineup in their never-ending gear swap.

Apr 23, 2018
Ep. #189: The Deer Hunter

Explore the three keys that propels the band’s progressive rock orbit: custom axes, pedal-platform tube amps, and stompboxes strengthened with modeling tech from Line 6.

Apr 19, 2018
Ep. #188: The Winery Dogs

The power-trio super group fulfills the promise, brings back rock armed with signature instruments from Fender and Yamaha.

Apr 16, 2018
Ep. #187: Earthless

Watch how this SoCal-based group uses a handful of carefully selected stomps with some mish-mash gear to create some free-form, psych-rock mayhem.

Apr 12, 2018
Ep. #186: Keith Urban Pt. 1: Guitars [2011]

Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Mark in Moline, Ilinois. Guitar tech Chris Miller shows Jason a few of the guitars that Keith Urban uses on the Get Closer World Tour. Be sure to check out part 2 where Chris shows Jason around Keith Urban's ever changing array of amps and effects! 

Apr 09, 2018
Ep. #185: Eric Johnson [2018]

On a tour celebrating his classic 1990 album, Ah Via Musicom, the legendary guitarist pairs his vintage pedals and amps with brand new signature semi-hollowbody Fender Strats and some wild-card 6-strings.

Apr 05, 2018
Ep. #183: Propagandhi

Politically charged prog-punkers Chris Hannah, Todd Kowalski, and Sulynn Hago of Propagandhi take PG through their road rigs.

Mar 28, 2018
Ep. #184: Robin Trower

The English rocker’s recipe for his brand of classic psychedelic blues-rock is simple: Plug a Strat into a Marshall and crank it up.

Mar 28, 2018
Ep. #182: John Fogerty Band

We get the lowdown on the former CCR frontman’s rather surprising road gear (including his vintage Les Pauls and rare “bat guitar”), and talk to son and co-guitarist Shane Fogerty about his setup.

Mar 19, 2018