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Articles by Shawn Hammond

NAMM '14 - Peerless Guitars Retromatic 131 and Retromatic Bass Demos

February 12, 2014
See and hear test-drives of the company's new hollowbody guitar and their first semi-hollow bass.
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NAMM '14 - Lace Bill Kelliher Dissonant Aggressor & Brent Hinds Hammerclaw Signature Pickups

February 11, 2014
Hear and see a demo of the new signature passive pickups designed for and by Mastodon's guitar duo.
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NAMM '14 - Aristides 070 7-String Demo

February 10, 2014
This Netherlands-based company that specializes in building guitars with Arium releases its first 7-string model.
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NAMM '14 - Sonuus Voluum Pedal Demo

February 7, 2014
The UK-based company unveils a volume pedal with a few tricks up its sleeve.
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NAMM '14 - Walrus Audio Descent Reverb Demo

February 7, 2014
Check out this clip featuring Walrus Audio's take on applicable-but-trippy reverb.
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NAMM '14 - The Loar LH-301-T, LH-309-BK, and US Custom Demos

February 5, 2014
Check out the company's three new archtop offerings.
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NAMM '14 - Amptweaker BigRock Pro Demo

February 4, 2014
See and hear an extensive run-through of James Brown's most versatile dirt box to date.
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Tuning Up: The Bluetooth Bastardizer™—the Hi-Tech Pedal for Neanderthals

February 3, 2014
PG's chief brainstorms an off-the-wall box based on an $80 after-market car stereo.
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NAMM '14 - Cordoba Rodriguez and D11-CE Demos

February 3, 2014
Check out this clip of two new acoustic guitars—one steel-string flattop and one spanish-style nylon-string model.
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NAMM '14 - Rock N' Roll Relics Bruce Kulick Signature Demo

February 2, 2014
See and hear as the guitar's namesake talks about and plays his newest axe. (Bonus: hear the guitar through Friedman Jerry Cantrell Signature head.)
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NAMM '14 - AXL Guitars USA Bel Air Demo

January 31, 2014
See and hear AXL's fresh take on the classic Filter'Tron-and-Bigsby formula.
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NAMM '14 - Collings SoCo LC, SoCo Custom, and Tenor Demos

January 31, 2014
Check out a clip featuring three new beauties from the Texas-based guitar shop.
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NAMM '14 - Diezel Lil Fokker Demo

January 31, 2014
German amp-builder Peter Diezel introduces the company's most-streamlined head to date.
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NAMM '14 - Huss and Dalton Guitars DS Crossroads Demo

January 30, 2014
See and hear a demo of the company's newest mahogany-and-spruce-built acoustic.
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NAMM '14 - McPherson Kevin Michael Carbon Fibre Travel Guitar Demo

January 27, 2014
Check out a clip introducing McPherson's collaboration with Composite Acoustic's founder Ellis Seal.
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NAMM '14 - Santa Cruz D-Law Model Demo

January 27, 2014
See and hear a clip featuring luthier Richard Hoover's latest creation.
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NAMM '14 - Breedlove Oregon and Premier Dreadnought, and Oregon Concert Demos

January 26, 2014
Check out a clip featuring a trio of tasty Breedlove acoustics.
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NAMM '14 - Godin Montreal Premier Triple Play, P-90, and Deluxe Demos

January 26, 2014
See and hear a clip spotlighting three new electrics from Godin.
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NAMM '14 - Line 6 AMPLiFi 150 Demo

January 26, 2014
This iPad-friendly, 21st-century combo is built with 5 speakers and loaded with over 200 amp and effect models.
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NAMM '14 - Taylor 814ce Demo

January 26, 2014
Watch a clip on Taylor's revoiced 800 series acoustic model.
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