Sponsored by PRS Guitars
“SHOW US YOUR
We asked you to show us
yours—your pedals, guitars,
practice spaces, and more.
And you did. In droves.
Here we highlight some of
the coolest, most esoteric,
and most mind-boggling
pictures submitted to date.
On Word to the Wise, Bill
Kirchen wraps his twangy Tele
around a stunning collection of
vocal duets to deliver the most
compelling music of his career.
2010 PREMIER GEAR AWARDS
Need help finding the perfect tone machine to give that special
guitarist on your gift list this holiday season (or to drop hints to your
loved ones)? Then you’re in the right place. Here we look back at
the guitars, amps, stompboxes, and accessories that made 2010
a fantastic year to be engaged in “the relentless pursuit of tone.”
Scott Splawn tells how his four-person
operation evolved from modding
his own plexis to customizing stock
Marshalls as a dealer and finally to
building “brown sound” wonders for
players like Steve Stevens and prolific
metal producer Adam Dutkiewicz.
SHAPES OF THINGS
A brief history of the peculiar
behind-the-scenes war over
SNOWY WHITE ON
Pink Floyd first recruited Snowy
White and his ’ 57 goldtop Les Paul
to back them on the road in 1976.
Thirty-four years later, vocalist/
bassist Roger Waters is still relying
on the bluesman and his handful of
Boss and Line 6 pedals to pull off
an epic presentation of The Wall.
81 PREMIER GUITAR OCTOBER 2010 www.premierguitar.com
Koll Tornado • Boss PS- 6 Harmonist •
Diamond Amplification Positron •
Eko Ghost VI • Visual Sound GarageTone
Axle Grease Delay • Emperor Cabinets Birch 4x12 Cab • L.R. Baggs Anthem
Tru-Mic Pickup System • Hahn Model 22 Bass • A/DA Flanger Reissue •
Orange TH30 • PRS 305 • Sonic Edge Tumbleweed • Shure SM27