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Articles by Shawn Hammond

GALLERY: Musikmesse 2013 - Guitars and Basses

April 14, 2013
See the new electric, acoustic, and bass guitars from Musikmesse 2013.
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GALLERY: Musikmesse 2013 - Amps, Effects, and Accessories

April 14, 2013
See the newest gear from Bogner, Blackstar, Carl Martin, VHT, and more
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Interview: Killswitch Engage: Ironhearts, Redemption, and Big Digits

March 28, 2013
Rejuvenated by the return of original singer Jesse Leach, Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz, Joel Stroetzel, and Mike D’Antonio deliver pummeling riffs and walls of wailing guitar solos on "Disarm the Descent."
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Rig Rundown - Minus the Bear's Dave Knudson, Jake Snider, and Cory Murchy

March 27, 2013

Premier Guitar is on location in Des Moines, Iowa, where PG's Shawn Hammond visits with guitarists Jake Snider, Dave Knudson and bassist Cory Murchy of Minus the Bear. In this segment, the guys talk about their current live setups and demonstrate the band's elaborate use of samplers.


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7 Guitarists You’ll Hate Me for Loving

March 11, 2013
Plain and simple, gone are the days of leaving a historic mark—of creating a singular voice widely differentiable from others—via the types of dexterity and musicality used by bona fide guitar heroes of yore.
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It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World

February 4, 2013
If you’re even marginally into guitar gear, you won’t have any trouble envisioning the vast conceptual chasm that opened before us when we decided to do a series of
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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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