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86 5 Boutique Stompbox Builders
You Should Know
They’re a little crazy. They’re a little obsessive. And they relentlessly
pursue both the tones you crave and those no one has heard
yet. That’s why they’re among the most impressive pedal
builders in the world today.
114 Iron Maiden
Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, and Janick Gers’ searing licks catapult
The Final Frontier to the top of the metal charts and prove—
again—that Iron Maiden is the world’s heaviest guitar trio.
135 Builder Profile: Electro-Harmonix
Premier Guitar peeks inside the brain of Electro-Harmonix
founder Mike Matthews—the man whose off-the-wall
stompboxes generated countless classic tones and changed
the guitar universe forever.
144 Ron wood
Rolling Stones renaissance man Ron Wood sits down with
Premier Guitar to talk about his star-studded new solo album,
I Feel Like Playing, his favorite ’ 55 Strat and tweed Champ,
and how he’s managed to conquer the world several times
over as both a renowned guitarist and painter.
156 Tone Games: The 2010 Pedal Roundup
Looking for that elusive puzzle piece to complete the perfect
pedalboard (for now, at least)? Then join the fray as we put
30 new pedals through their paces—and then qualify for the
Pedalboard Extras Bonus Round.
204 Experience PRS 2010
Come along with PG to the annual PRS extravaganza to take a
peek at new guitar and amp models, the factory, and performances
from PRS artists.
213 Zakk wylde
Armed with his bull’s-eye-themed axes and fresh on the heels
of his 10th release with Black Label Society, Zakk Wylde proves
he’s still one of the hungriest men of metal—even if he wouldn’t
mind writing a tune for Britney Spears or the Eagles.
222 Godin ICON 3
227 Paul Hartmann Guitars
235 Carvin Cobalt C770T
241 EAST Amplification Studio2
Head and 1x10 Cab
3rd Power Amplification American
12 PREMIER GUITAR NOVEMBER 2010