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Articles by Shawn Hammond

Tuning Up: Nail It!

May 11, 2012
One of the drawbacks I’ve encountered in my general move toward more hands-on elicitation of primal rawness in my playing is that … well, I was busting nails.
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Transatlantic Tone Toys: Musikmesse 2012

May 11, 2012
Can’t afford the thousands of bucks it’d take to visit the world’s biggest gear show? No problem. Premier Guitar will take you there, show you the goods, and spare you both the jet lag and the raging tinnitus.
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Nada Surf: Caws and Effect

April 6, 2012
Frontman/guitarist Matthew Caws candidly discusses his creative process.
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Gear Fest Gastronomy: Feast Your Eyes

April 2, 2012
We make quite a few trips like this each year to feast our eyes and ears on the latest guitars, amps, effects, and other gizmos being unveiled by companies from around the globe.
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Tuning Up: Music Critics - A Different King of Loathing

March 9, 2012
Many moons ago when I was in journalism school, I covered the local music scene for the student newspaper. Stylistically, it was a small, somewhat homogenized scene—mostly kind of
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Tuning Up: Pick a Platform—Any Platform (Plus! Ratings Revised)

February 10, 2012
When it comes to the types, quality, and depth of guitar-freak content on the market, we’re pretty confident no other media outlet matches Premier Guitar.
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moe. - Happy Accidents

February 10, 2012
Jam-band vets Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier of moe. discuss the art of twin guitars, their lust-inducing gear collections, and how switching up their MOs led to the tonal extravaganza on their new LP, What Happened to the La Las.
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Album Review: Van Halen - "A Different Kind of Truth"

February 7, 2012
A Different Kind of Truth—the band’s first full album with Roth in 28 years—is the type of truth that raises a lot of questions.
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GALLERY: Gear Ads of the 1980s, Volume II

February 1, 2012
Check out our first gallery here!
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