Premier Guitar’s contributing writers are among the most experienced and dedicated in the
business, covering topics from guitar repair to tips on improving your tone. Their work appears
Discusses various ideas for improving your guitar tone. Peter currently
plays with Sheryl Crow.
Rick Wheeler, “Guitar Tech”
Covers the trials and tribulations of life as a touring guitar tech, as well
as discusses technical information to improve your tone. Rick is currently
on tour with Larry Carlton.
“Almost every issue is a visual orgasm
of creation and beauty. There is always
some piece of equipment that I see that I
Gene Baker, “Mean Gene”
Discusses various new technologies for modifying your guitar. Gene
currently works for Fine Tuned Instruments, LLC and has previously
worked in the Fender and Gibson Custom Shops.
Rich Tozzoli, “On Track”
Explores the world of recording and offers techniques and solutions to
guitarists in the studio. Rich is a producer and engineer in NYC.
Steve Ouimette, “Hey, You Can’t Do That”
Steve is a tone fanatic and amp enthusiast who isn’t afraid to bend
some rules to get the sounds he’s looking for. He composes, performs
and produces guitar-driven music for film, television and video games,
including the popular Guitar Hero series.
Anthony “Big Tony” Lucas, “Guitar Speaker Tone Center”
Answers questions about guitar speakers submitted by readers. Anthony
is a Senior Lab Technician at Eminence Speakers.
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Jeff Bober, “Ask Amp Man”
Answers amplifier and speaker questions from readers. Jeff is
Co-Founder and Senior Design Engineer for Budda Amplification
Zach Fjestad, “Guitar Trash or Treasure”
Researches/explains the value of a specific vintage guitar. Zach is the
author of the Blue Book of Electric Guitars, Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars
and the Blue Book of Amplifiers.
Dean Farley, “Signal Chain”
Discusses the various components of a guitarist’s signal, from picks to
pickups. Dean is the chief designer of Snake Oil Brand Strings.
John Brown, “Restoring an Original”
Details the process of restoring classic and vintage guitars. He is also the
inventor of the fretted/less bass. John runs Brown’s Guitar Factory.
R.G. Keen, “Tech Views”
Discusses a variety of electrical, technical and wiring questions. R.G. is
the Chief Engineer for Visual Sound.
Brian Tarquin, “Guitar Studio”
Discusses various recording techniques that pertain to guitarists. Brian is
an Emmy-winning guitarist and has extensive experience scoring televi-
sion. He is the founder of Bohemian Productions.
Tom Hughes with Analog Mike, “Stomp School”
Covers the world of guitar effects from vintage models to user
modifications. Tom is the owner of For Musicians Only and is the
author of Analog Man’s Guide to Vintage Effects.
Jim Bastian, “Jazz Guitar Hardball”
Discusses various topics relating to jazz guitarists. Jim is an
experienced clinician and jazz instructor and is a 10-year veteran of
teaching jazz guitar in higher education.
to wiring techniques. George is the founder of Acme Guitar Works.
John Bohlinger “Sideman Survival”
John writes about the ins and outs of being a professional axeman
for hire. John has worked in Nashville for more than 15 years, holding
down the guitar/mandolin/pedal steel for more than 30 major acts. He
currently leads the band for NBC’s Nashville Star.
Kevin Borden, “The Low End”
Covers everything bass, from setup techniques and amplification to
vintage recommendations. Kevin is the President of GoodGuys Guitars.
Dan’s “Off Bass” columns and reviews cover all things related to the
bass. Known as “The Dean of the Blues Bass,” Dan has played electric
and upright bass since sometime in the early ‘70s. His regular gig is
with The Tornadoes, playing blues, swing, and R&B.
George Gruhn, “Sound Enhancements”
Explores the world of vintage instruments from valuations to market
trends. George owns Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, Tennessee.