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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

SNAMM '16 - East Amplification Duality Series Demos

July 22, 2016
PG's Ask Amp Man debuts a whole new line of tube amps that are available in a 20-, 30-, 40- and 50-watt versions.
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SNAMM '16 - Outlaw Effects Lasso Looper, Six Shooter Tuner, & Iron Horse Power Tuner Demos

July 21, 2016
Get hip to a handful of new utility items required for any pedalboard.
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SNAMM '16 - Hungry Robot Pedals the Wash & the Kármán Line Demos

July 21, 2016
The Iowa-based company shows off two delays—one for the ambient player and one that has a modulating joystick that dives into oscillation madness.
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SNAMM '16 - Ironess Pedals the Woodsman & the Charcuterie Demos

July 20, 2016
The Clarksville, Tennessee, shop makes its first trade-show appearance with a new distortion and fuzz.
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SNAMM '16 - EVH 5150 III S Demo

July 20, 2016
Eddie gets another monster head—this one is loaded with EL34s.
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SNAMM '16 - Jackson Guitars Scott Ian King V KVT, SLAT7-FF, & SLAT8-FF Demos

July 20, 2016
Learn about some new extended-range instruments and get the scoop on the new signature axe for Anthrax's head thrasher.
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SNAMM '16 - Atomic Amps Amplifire Demo

July 19, 2016
It's small enough for the front pocket of your gigbag, but powerful enough to replace your amp and stompboxes.
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SNAMM '16 - BA Ferguson Grifter Classic Demo

July 18, 2016
The handmade shop shows off a lower-priced alternative that still rocks and rolls.
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SNAMM '16 - Colby Amplification Lil' Darlin | Park Amplifiers Little Rock Demos

July 18, 2016
Mitch Colby serves up a modded Champ-style combo and a Park head that mixes the power section from the company's Little Head with the preamp of the Park 50.
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SNAMM '16 - Keeley Electronics the Dark Side, the Hall, Hooke Reverb, El Monte & Bubble Tron Demos

July 17, 2016
The Gilmour homage features delay, vibe, fuzz, rotary, and octave effects, while the new reverb has three modes, and the filter/phaser/flanger nods at a zany stomp used by Frank Zappa.
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SNAMM '16 - 323 Effects Steel City, Ridges, & Timbers Demos

July 16, 2016
Hear three stomps—a JFET overdrive, a MOSFET- and LED-clipping dirt box, and a 3-mode reverb.
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SNAMM '16 - Mojotone '52 Tele Quiet-Coil Pickups Demo

July 15, 2016
See how close these alnico-3, blackguard-voiced single-coils get to the holy grail of T-styles.
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SNAMM '16 - Mad Professor Amplification Sweet Honey Overdrive Deluxe Demo

July 15, 2016
See how this touch-sensitive, medium-gain OD pushes a distorted amp and gives dynamically controlled low-gain overtones to a clean amp.
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SNAMM '16 - Amptweaker FatMetal Pro, Bass TightMetal Jr, Bass TightRock Jr, Bass TightDrive Jr Demos

July 14, 2016
The man who's created multiple memorable amp and pedal designs unveils three bass-specific dirtboxes.
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SNAMM '16 - Yamaha Pacifica 612VIIFM TLB Demo

July 12, 2016
See and hear how the veteran guitar builders update an old favorite with Seymour Duncan pickups and new finishes.
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SNAMM '16 - Bristol BD-15S & BM-15 Demos

July 9, 2016
A new line of wallet-friendly acoustics from the Saga Music brand.
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SNAMM '16 - Gibson HP 635 W Demo | 2016 High Performance Acoustics

July 8, 2016
Get introduced to their new line of acoustics, which is built with North American tonewoods and focuses on ultimate playability and comfort.
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Conversations in the Key of Life Podcast: Episode 4 – Gigs from Hell

July 4, 2016
PG fans recount live performances gone horribly awry—from club cave-ins to CD-stealing hecklers and a bar whose over-the-top, sketchy-sounding name turned out to be all too apt.
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SNAMM '16 - Yamaha TransAcoustic LS-TA Demo

July 1, 2016
See and hear how the veteran guitar builders added chorus and reverb to a flattop.
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SNAMM '16 - Eastman Guitars E40D SB & MD415 BK Demos

June 30, 2016
Learn about a new 45-style dreadnought and a mandolin built with mahogany back and sides.
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