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121 5 STUDIO SETUPS
YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
When it comes time to lay down the tracks, there are nearly limitless options for
committing ideas to tape. We take a look at five, ranging from an award-winning
studio to a computer program you may have heard of.
78 Nils Lofgren Interview 157 Bill Hullett: Music City Session Man
Musical legend Nils Lofgren has an unbelievable resume, Bill Hullett, former guitarist for Music City
including gigs with Ringo Starr and Bruce Springsteen. Get an Tonight, sat down with Dirk Wacker to give us
inside look at how he got to where he is today, and check out some insight into the life and times of a busy
what’s in his gearbox. Nashville session player.
88 Premier Clinic
This month’s Rock, Blues, Jazz and Acoustic lessons,
presented by the National Guitar Workshop.
104 NAMM Aftermath
It’s over. The staff of Premier Guitar emerged relatively unscathed
from the maelstrom of NAMM, risking our eardrums and sanity
to bring you the very best of the event. Come see the aftermath,
while we have an aspirin.
137 Ribbon Microphones 101
Though they’re far from the most common microphones out
there, ribbon mics have a distinct place in both history and
the studio. Frank Malitz gives an introductory look at these
mainstays of the recording industry.
141 18 Electric Guitar Mics You Should Meet
Rich Tozzoli and Pete Moshay venture into the wilderness of the
studio to find some of the best mics to put in front of your cab.
146 10 Best Digital Recorders for Guitarists
Ranging from a guitar with a built-in recording interface to a
handheld four-track recorder, Joe Coffey explores ten recorders
that’ll help you put music on disc without breaking the bank.
151 Quiet Please! Attenuators
and Their Many Uses
Steve Ouimette takes a look at attenuators, the neighbor-friendly
device, while giving some insight into other uses for them.
164 Lone Wolf Outlaw
168 Godin Guitars: Richmond Series
Belmont & Dorchester Models
174 MXR Custom Shop
‘ 76 Vintage Dyna Comp
177 RJM MasterMind MIDI Controller
181 Ugly Amps Ugly 18 Head
184 Dunlop Eddie Van Halen
186 Hughes & Kettner Statesman
Dual EL84 Combo
188 Line 6 JM4 Looper
190 Eventide ModFactor
192 Gear Close-Up: AQDI ZEROCAP
cable and ESP MusicCord Pro