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81 The Best of PremierGuitar.com’s
“Show Us Your Gear” 2010
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.
99 Bill Kirchen
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.
111 Builder Profile: Splawn Amps
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.
120 Snowy white
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.
130 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.”
12 PREMIER GUITAR NOVEMBER 2010
145 Jimmy Herring
His deft command of the three Ts—technique, tone,
and taste—has made him the toast of the jam-band
scene. Here Herring talks about his fusion roots, his
vintage Super Reverb mods, and the mystery Tele that’s
all over the latest Widespread Panic album.
155 Shapes of Things
A brief history of the peculiar behind-the-scenes war
over guitar designs.
164 Koll Tornado
168 Boss PS- 6 Harmonist
171 Diamond Amplification Positron
177 Eko Ghost VI
182 Visual Sound GarageTone Axle
Emperor Birch 4x12 Cabinet
L.R. Baggs Anthem Tru-Mic
Hahn Model 22 Bass
A/DA Flanger Reissue
Sonic Edge Tumbleweed