Rig Rundown: Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White & Premier Guitar

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Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger talks with Verdine White about music, tone, gear, and philanthropy when Earth Wind and Fire played Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on their current world tour.  (via Premier Guitar)


ALICE COPPER’S DREAM BAND

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Alice Cooper recently teamed with London’s The Guardian for a webchat in which the shock rocker answered questions from fans. One fan posited what he called “a classic pub question”:

“If you could assemble your ultimate backing band of musicians, living or dead, who would you pick?” he asked. Cooper responded: “Keith Moon on drums. Jeff Beck on guitar. Pete Townshend on guitar. Paul McCartney on bass. And then John Lennon on a third guitar! Lennon and McCartney singing together, that’s your whole background.”

Cooper was asked to name his “favorite part of being a rock star.”

“The longevity of it, really,” Cooper replied. “None of us thought we’d get past 30 years old and here I am 70, I’ll be 70 next year. Not Paul McCartney,……


NAMM ’17 – Fender Paramount and Classic Design Demos

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NAMM ’17 – Fender Paramount and Classic Design Demos from Premier Guitars

The Paramount Series acoustic guitars come equipped with a Fishman®- and Fender®-designed PM preamp specifically voiced to the shape of each acoustic guitar, responding to playing dynamics and bringing out the most subtle tonal nuances. Sitting flush with the side of the guitar, its smaller footprint offers maximum control in a discreet design.


Gibson ES-335 Now That Is A Trophy!

Gibson ES-335 Now That Is A Trophy!

Twenty four year old Ryan Harrison took home what could easily be called the coolest of all the tennis trophy’s…   a custom-made Gibson ES-335. This is the third year Gibson has designed the trophy.  Speaking to The Commercial Appeal, tournament director Erin Mazurek said,  “For us, it’s a Memphis pride point. We have such rich history by having the Gibson guitar factory here, and of course all our musical heritage here. The fans love it. It’s Memphis pride.”  The tournament has worked hard to develop it’s musical theme for the tournament, The Open logo is in the shape of a guitar pick and the pre-match coin toss is decided with a flip of a guitar pick-shaped coin.  Winners of both the singles and doubles finals, are presented with custom Gibson guitars, each one handmade in Memphis.

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PRS John Mayer Press Conference at Winter NAMM 2017

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PRS John Mayer Press Conference at Winter NAMM 2017

Mitch Gallagher stops by the PRS booth at Winter NAMM 2017 to hear with John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith discuss the new J-MOD 100 John Mayer Signature 100-watt amplifier.

(via Sweetwater)