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Dave Ellefson and Frank Bello talk bass gear with Sweetwater Music’s Mitch Gallagher for the Guitars & Gear series

Yep. More bass.

Coheed & Cambria Rig Rundown

Premier Guitar’s Rebecca Dirks catches up with Claudio Sanchez’s guitar tech and Travis Stever for a run-through of the guitars, amps, and effects Coheed & Cambria are using on tour.

Oh, and Gibson Explorer. Coolest. Guitar. Ever.

Foo Fighters’ Chris Shifflet talks Telecasters, Dead Peasants, and Foo Fighters with Premier Guitar

Maybe I Shouldn’t Be Saying That

Premier Guitar Rig Rundown with Scott Ian

The lovely Rebecca Dirks of Premier Guitar catches up with Anthrax guitarist and founder Scott Ian to get a run-through of his rig and the stable of guitars he’s currently playing through in concert. But I’m sorry, how many guitars can he have to have lost track of one for over 20 years?!

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I Am An Obsessive Compulsive Freak

Sabian Obsessed: Mike Portnoy

When I’m into something, it’s full-blown. I don’t casually get into anything.

Mike Portnoy talks with Sabian about his ultimate obsession, collecting. His collections include, among other things, replica drum kits, movies, music CDs and DVDs, and magazines, all meticulously curated and organized.

I Do Tend To Get Very Enthusiastic

Sabian Obsessed: Neil Peart

Neil Peart talks about his obsessions in Sabian’s Obsessed series: the written word (both reading it and writing it), motorcycling, and (naturally) cymbals.

The Notes Go Right Into Your Heart

Paul Gilbert runs through his rig for Premier Guitar

Premier Guitar runs through Billy Sheehan’s bass rig

It’s time for another rig rundown with Premier Guitar. This time, in lieu of having their techs go through their rigs, Mr. Big shred-meisters Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan discuss their guitars, amps and effects themselves, all the while displaying how genuinely nice and down-to-earth they both are. No rockstar egos here, boys and girls. The only question I have is … where’s Rebecca?!

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Runnin’ Down A Dream

John Petrucci’s Rig Rundown

Rundown of John Myung’s Rig

The gear geeks over at Premier Guitar have done it again, bringing us rig rundowns for the Johns of Dream Theater. Rebecca Dirks runs through the guitars, effects, amps, and setups for bassist John Myung and guitarist John Petrucci with their techs John Zocco and Maddi Schieferstein.

Remember, kids, you gotta put on a rack show. Oh, and the square root of evil is 25.80697580112788.

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It’s Guitar Player Science, So It Sorta Works

Billy Gibbons’ gear rundown with Premier Guitar

Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks gets the low-down on Billy Gibbons' rig with guitar tech Elwood Francis. This gear rundown takes us through Billy's guitars, effects, and amp settings. The biggest revelation of the entire video? Billy uses really skinny strings. 007's to be exact. The Dunlop Billy Gibbons signature Rev. Willy’s Mexican Lottery Brand .007’s to be even more exact. .007’s?! And according to Francis, he’s never broken a string during his tenure as Billy’s tech. Wow.

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And He Does Hit Very Hard

Rhythm magazine gets a tour of Neil Peart’s newest drum kit

Watch as Neil Peart’s drum tech Lorne Wheaton gives UK’s Rhythm magazine the rundown on the Time Machine tour drum kit.

We Are Les Paul Heavy In A Very Good Way

Guitar tech Scott Appleton runs down Alex Lifeson’s rig for Harmony Central

Here’s yet another gear rundown—albeit the most in-depth of the ones featured here—of Alex Lifeson’s rig for the Time Machine tour. Enjoy!

It’s Pretty Great Standing in Front of Stacks of Amps

Alex Lifeson talks gear with Harmony Central

Here’s another rundown of Alex Lifeson’s gear on Rush’s Time Machine tour, this time for Harmony Central by the man himself and not his guitar tech. I just don’t think I’ll ever get used to the look of a Les Paul with a Floyd Rose.

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Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks runs through Alex Lifeson's gear with his guitar tech Scott Appleton on Rush's recent stop on the Time Machine tour at Chicago’s United Center.

Painting The Sonic Canvas

GuitarWorld.com Private Lesson with Ty Tabor of King’s X

Ty Tabor sits down with Guitar World to demonstrate how he plays King’s X classics “Dogman,” “It’s Love,” “Goldilox,” and “Lost in Germany.” He also discusses tunings, song and riff inspirations, how playing in a band with 12-string bass affects his EQ choices, and his amazement at the longevity his band has enjoyed.

This particular set of clips may not the best representation of his playing, but Ty is one of those guys that makes the guitar look easy, especially in a live setting. His note choices and phrasing are normally impeccable, and I don’t think you could meet a nicer, more humble musician anywhere. And while I’m not a big fan of the lower tunings he has been using since the Please Come Home…Mr. Bulbous days, I’m really digging the tone he’s getting out of his custom Guilford guitars, Duncan P-Rails, and his amps and effects.

Enjoy this inside look of one of my favorite guitarists, and if you enjoy this sort of thing, head on over to GuitarWorld.com and take a look at some of their other video lessons.