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Articles by Shawn Hammond

Tuning Up: Jedi Solace for the Tortured Artist?

August 4, 2014
George Lucas brain scans and interviews with legendary novelists and Nobel-winning scientists are proving creativity junkies really do suffer for their art.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Roland Blues Cube Artist & Stage Demos

July 31, 2014
The father of the JC-120 adds two more versatile combos to their amp lineup.
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Summer NAMM '14 - ValveTrain Charleston HP and Brandywine Demos

July 30, 2014
See and hear demos of VT's new bass amp head and a head derived from the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe circuit.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Michael Kelly Rick Turner S6 Demo

July 30, 2014
Check out this collaboration between two veteran luthiers.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Palir Guitars Classic T6 Paisley & Porter Pickups T90 Demos

July 29, 2014
See and hear Palir's newest T-style in action as it's loaded with USA-made, handwound pickups.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Boss Waza Kraft DM-2w Delay, BD-2w Blues Driver & SD-1w Super Distortion Demos

July 28, 2014
The stompbox stalwart freshens up three classic pedals with some new circuitry and mods.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Faith Guitars Venus Hi-Gloss FVHG Demo

July 24, 2014
The British company introduces a new acoustic model designed by Patrick James Eggle.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Blueridge BR-65KCE Demo

July 24, 2014
Get up close and personal with limited edition model from the company's Custom Shop Collection.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Godin Guitars Multiac Steel Duet Ambiance KOA HG Demo

July 24, 2014
The Canadian crew unveils an updated version to their popular acoustic-electric model.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Michael Dolsey Designs 700 NT 2SC and AT15 Tube Amp Demos

July 24, 2014
See and hear a Korean-made 6-string and 1x10 combo that's equipped with onboard spring reverb and tremolo.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Monoprice Retro Vision and Foothill Flat Top Demos

July 24, 2014
See and hear this US-company's imported guitars that street for under $200 and come with a money-back guarantee.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Devilcat Amplifiers Jimmy Jr & CMG Guitars Bubba Blue Demos

July 23, 2014
See and hear a new 6L6-powered combo and sexy singlecut solidbody in action.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Daredevil Pedals Wolf Deluxe and Nova Demos

July 23, 2014
The Chicago-based tone-tweaker Johnny Wator introduces two new fuzzboxes.
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Summer NAMM '14 - TV Jones T-Armond and Duo-Tron Demos

July 20, 2014
Take a listen to the latest creations from the mind of pickup designer Tom Jones.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Henretta Engineering 2014 Pedal Line Demos

July 19, 2014
Tweaker Kevin Henretta unveils his new line of knob-less stompboxes.
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Tuning Up: Funk Sh*! Up

July 10, 2014
Sick of playing predictably? Take a few tips from the booty-shakin’ masters.
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Rivera Venus Deux Review

July 7, 2014
The Burbank amp gurus’ latest is one of the most expressive and versatile 6V6 combos available today.
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Ruokangas Mojo King Review

July 3, 2014
An immaculately crafted Finnish T-style that dishes tasty clean tones in abundance.
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Keeley Seafoam Chorus Review

June 12, 2014
Lush modulation and faux-Leslie tones that may just convert even longtime chorus haters.
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