Steve Cropper cradles the signature Peavey solidbody that has been his go-to guitar for more than 15 years.
Punk veteran Ivan Julian—formerly of Richard Hell & the
Voidoids—fesses up about how bassoons, glued-together vintage
Strats, Electro-Voice SRO speakers, and acoustic strings on electric guitars led to the magic on his new album, The Naked Flame.
My Morning Jacket
Jim James and Carl Broemel of the Grammy-nominated My
Morning Jacket talk about their treasured tape echo units, the musical
magic that happens when you jettison logic, and how tracking live in
an old gym helped them create their own universe on Circuital.
111 The Book of Orange Excerpt
Premier Guitar brings you an exclusive excerpt from the new book
on Cliff Cooper and Orange Amplification’s 40+ years of innovating and helping to define the sound of popular music.
128 Black Country Communion
Joe Bonamassa and former Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn
Hughes discuss their fateful meeting at NAMM, their reverence for
songcraft, and the holy relics used to summon their seething blues-rock rapture on Black Country Communion’s new album, 2.
143 Jackson Custom Shop
Master builder Mike Shannon talks about his path from building
furniture to working on Randy Rhoads’ custom Concorde V. Plus,
headbanging heroes Chris Broderick and David Ellefson of
Megadeth discuss their Jackson signature models.
167 Steve Cropper
Steve Cropper, the reigning king of tasty Memphis R&B guitar for more than five decades, chronicles his ascent to musical immortality and his new tribute to childhood guitar hero
Lowman Pauling of the “ 5” Royales.
184 Fret-King Super-Matic
189 Bogner Amplification Barcelona
195 Genz Benz Streamliner 900
199 DVK Technologies The Hair Ball
202 Boucher Spruce Goose
205 Neo Instruments Ventilator
211 3rd Power British Dream
215 Wampler Pedals Leviathan
218 Artinger Semi-Hollow
221 HardWire HT- 6 Tuner