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Shawn Hammond

Shawn Hammond

As Premier Guitar chief content officer since January 2010, Shawn Hammond oversees all of PG’s articles, videos, audio, and social media offerings. Although he’s probably as loathe to admit his alma mater as they are to claim him, Shawn has a degree in journalism from Brigham Young University, and a long history in guitar journalism predating his tenure at PG. He’s an avowed Tele, Bigsby, and baritone fanatic, and as his Tuning Up columns regularly reveal, he’s kind of a cantankerous bastard who tends to flip the bird at convention.

ARTICLES

Quick Hit: JGS T3 Africaster Review

August 13, 2015
An exotic-wood T-style with a bevy of nice tones courtesy of Kent Armstrong pickups.
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SNAMM '15 - Source Audio Lunar Phaser, Gemini Chorus, & Mercury Flanger Demos

August 7, 2015
See and hear the digital-savvy company's three newest modulation pedals.
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SNAMM '15 - Analog Outfitters The Scanner Demo

August 7, 2015
The twirling plexiglas monster features a match made in heaven—a repurposed Hammond tremolo unit paired with a spring reverb.
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SNAMM '15 - Jackson Ampworks the Continuum Controller Demo

August 6, 2015
Designed as a multi-function foot controller for both the Fullerton and Bakersfield, it uses sophisticated digital circuits to control the 100% analog spring reverb and tremolo circuits.
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SNAMM '15 - Veritas Custom Guitars Portlander Demo

August 6, 2015
See and hear why this workhorse guitar is built to be played for a lifetime.
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SNAMM '15 - McCaffrey Audio Run Rabbit Run Demo

August 6, 2015
The modulation monster features a classic vibe sound that's coupled with a vibrato option, and some crazy fun synth/octave madness.
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SNAMM '15 - Walrus Audio Bellwether Demo

August 5, 2015
The Oklahoma City-based company introduces a bucket-brigade, analog delay that has tap temp, an analog chorus engine, and time division functions.
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Tuning Up: Damn Right, I’ve Got a Chip on My Shoulder!

August 2, 2015
PG chief Shawn Hammond pauses to take stock of his most jarring Summer NAMM encounter.
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SNAMM '15 - TecAmp Super Cab Demo

August 1, 2015
See and hear the bass-gear company's new cabinet that is loaded with a 10" and 12" speakers and has individual switches that controls each tweeter.
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SNAMM '15 - Warwick Corvette $$ Double Buck Demo

July 30, 2015
The German brand shows off a double-humbucker 4-string.
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