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Articles by Shawn Hammond

Quick Hit: Malekko Charlie Foxtrot Review

May 1, 2016
This cross between a sampler/looper, a delay, and a pitch shifter is one of the most wonderfully bonkers new pedals in ages.
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Download Our New Podcast!

April 5, 2016
In this debut episode, everyday PG fans talk to Shawn Hammond about meeting their guitar and bass heroes.
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Tuning Up: How to Detect Closed-Minded Insecure A$$hole Syndrome

April 4, 2016
Here’s a hint: If you agreed with Gene Simmons’ latest foot-in-mouth incident, you definitely have it.
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Tuning Up: Burn Your Woodshed (Gambling and the Creativity Paradox)

March 18, 2016
What science says about the likelihood of you hitting guitar gold.
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NAMM '16 - Aclam Guitars 20:14 Demo

March 2, 2016
See and hear how this ultra-flexible 6-string uses piezo, MIDI, and standard magnetic pickups for tonal exploration.
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NAMM '16 - Cusack Music Never Off Series Scream and Scruzz Demos

March 2, 2016
The Michigan-based tone tinkerer releases a new line of stompboxes aiming to save valuable pedalboard real estate.
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NAMM '16 - Ormsby Guitars SX GTR Demo

February 29, 2016
The handbuilder out of Australia marks his first NAMM show with custom and multi-scale axes.
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Tuning Up: The Periodic Pedal-Purge Imperative

February 29, 2016
The straight dope on why a stripped-down sonic self-inventory is a must for every stompbox junky.
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NAMM '16 - Two Notes Le Clean, Le Crunch, and Le Lead Demos

February 26, 2016
Hear three new tube-loaded, MIDI-compatible preamp/distortion/DI pedals for guitar and bass.
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NAMM '16 - Sandberg 30th Anniversary Ken Taylor Demo

February 24, 2016
The German brand celebrates a milestone by adding some flair and fresh tonal options to one of its oldest 5-string models.
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NAMM '16 - ESP Guitars LTD M 400,TE 200 & B 1005SE Multiscale Demos

February 24, 2016
The Japanese brand ushers in 2016 with a whole batch of new shred machines and classical-styled 6-strings.
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NAMM '16 - JHS Pulp 'N' Peel V4, “See Saw” Modular Volume Control, SuperBolt V2 Demos

February 22, 2016
JHS main man Josh Scott walks us through some updated stomps and shows us a new volume pedal geared for gigging musicians.
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NAMM '16 - Willcox Stylus Upright Electric Bass Demo

February 21, 2016
The high-end guitar company makes a splash with their first standard upright electric bass model.
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NAMM '16 - Mojo Hand Fx M3 Wonder Filter & C-1 Buffer Demos

February 20, 2016
See and hear what lurks within this new, expressive envelope filter.
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NAMM '16 - John Page Classic AJ & Ashburn HH Demos

February 19, 2016
The renowned custom builder shows off two axes geared for working musicians, but with his attention to detail and high-end appointments.
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NAMM '16 - Collings Guitars 360 LTM Ash Demo

February 18, 2016
Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton plays a new single-cut outfitted with Mastery hardware and Lollar P-90s.
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NAMM '16 - Mojo Hand Fx M3 Wonder Filter & C-1 Buffer Demos

February 17, 2016
Jon Cusack of Cusack Music reintroduces the Mojo brand with a new envelope filter.
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NAMM '16 - Boulder Creek Guitars ECR6 N Koa Dreadnought and Travel Bass Series Demos

February 17, 2016
The California brand releases 6-string and 4-string acoustic models.
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NAMM '16 - Santa Cruz Guitars FTC Limited Edition and Ghost Oak Demos

February 16, 2016
Hear a reissue of the guitar that thrilled Eric Clapton and put Santa Cruz on the map in the '70s, and see the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind instrument with 8,000-year-old reclaimed oak
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NAMM '16 - Pedal Projects Glacial Chorus Demo

February 16, 2016
The Icelandic company introduces one of their first modulation stomps.
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