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August Issue

Articles by Shawn Hammond

DVD Review: Stray Cats - "Live at Montreux 1981"

February 4, 2013
Stray Cats Live at Montreaux 1981 Eagle Rock Entertainment Brian Setzer’s albums over the last couple of decades have been so progressively ambitious that some might look back on the
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Tuning Up: The Doom of Booooring

January 9, 2013
I’m a firm believer that the second you stop experimenting marks the beginning of a countdown to doom—the doom of predictability, rote expression, and stagnancy.
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Revolting Resolutions

December 10, 2012
What’s more annoying than obligatory New Year’s resolutions lists everywhere you look for the entire bloody month of January?
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Rig Rundown: Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis

November 27, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location at the Majestic in Madison, Wisconsin, checking out Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis' rig. In this segment, he shows us his arsenal of modified Jazzmasters, a powerful four-amp setup, and then demonstrates some of the tones in his pedalboard.
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Tuning Up: Gratitude, Giving, and Other Rubbish

November 5, 2012
This time of year tends to put most of us in a bit of a reflective mood, regardless of whether we’re atheist/agnostic, hardcore about the “reason(s) for the season”—which
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G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Review

November 5, 2012
For fans of modern blues and/or classic rock looking for a quality axe that can take them from slicing bridge-pickup leads to funkier dual-pickup sounds and gristly neck-pickup tones, the Bluesboy is well worth checking out.
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Interview: Rush's Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee

October 8, 2012
The guitar and bass legends get existential as they discuss everything from the evolution of their songwriting partnership to how raging Marshall Silver Jubilees and thumping Orange bass amps brought a raw, gutsy vibe to their new steampunk-inspired album, "Clockwork Angels."
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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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