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Articles by Shawn Hammond

Knocking the Nuge (or "It's About the Guitar, Stupid!")

October 8, 2012
As I type this, our YouTube Channel (youtube.com/premierguitar) is approaching 30 million views (wuhoo!), and as you can imagine, it’s no stranger to weird-ass comments of all sorts. Everything
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TV Jones Spectra Sonic C Melody Electric Guitar Review

October 8, 2012
The TV Jones Spectra Sonic C Melody doesn’t disappoint in any regard other than the semi-steep price.
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Rig Rundown - Cheap Trick

September 26, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location checking out Cheap Trick's live rigs.
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What Your Pedal History Says About You

September 6, 2012
Each of us has a pedal history that tells an interesting story about who we are, where we came from, and maybe even where we’re going.
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Album Review: Alberta Cross - "Songs of Patience"

September 6, 2012
Brimming with bittersweetness and fraught with vocal hooks that walk the line between existential Americana and ethereal classic rock
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Tuning Up: The Phone Survey According to "Steve"

August 10, 2012
I guess the thought that I was putting one over on people who usually treated me like I’d just barged in on a make-out session was somehow cathartic
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A Stroll Down Amplifier Lane

July 9, 2012
This couldn’t really be billed as an “Amp Issue” if I didn’t go on and on here about amps, now could it? But I promise I won’t blab too
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Four 4-Stringers Who Shake My World

June 8, 2012
I’d like to take some space here to pay tribute to some of the low-end masters who’ve inspired my own playing and enriched my life with their wonderful creativity.
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Nocturne Blondeshell Amp Review

June 8, 2012
Run by Tavo Vega out of his shop in Southern California, Nocturne Amplification is one of the few outfits today specializing in 6G6-B Bassman-based designs.
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Interview: Mumiy Troll - Russian Mummy Monsters Invade!

June 8, 2012
Once banned by the Communist party, Mumiy Troll–the biggest band from the biggest country in the world–presses westward with "Vladivostok," and all-English album chock-full of glistening guitars and hooks that just won''t die.
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