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November issue is here!

Articles by Shawn Hammond

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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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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