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Articles by Shawn Hammond

Goodsell Valpreaux 21 Amp Review

December 21, 2010
The Valpreaux is powered by two 6973s—tubes that were used in several 1960s Valco, Supro, and Gretsch amp circuits, but in little else that guitar players use.
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CD Review: Duran Duran - "All You Need Is Now"

December 21, 2010
All You Need Is Now is a return to the sound that put the band on the New Wave map.
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Tuning Up: First Things First

October 20, 2010
Welcome to the 2010 Pedal Issue
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CD Review: Horseback - "The Invisible Mountain"

October 20, 2010
A 38-minute, four-track epic of krautrock, stoner metal, and art-house freak show
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Ron Wood: The Can-Do Man

October 20, 2010
Rolling Stones renaissance man Ron Wood sits down with Premier Guitar to talk about his star-studded new solo album, I Feel Like Playing, his favorite ’55 Strat and tweed Champ, and how he’s managed to conquer the world several times over as both a renowned guitarist and painter.
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Egnater Tweaker Amp Review

October 4, 2010
A variety of tweakable tones in a small box with a small price tag
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CD Review: Middle Class Rut - "No Name No Color"

September 21, 2010
Middle Class Rut''s debut CD is a raucous, bombastic affair with dynamic arrangements and soaring melodies
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Interview: Paul Gilbert - Mr. Shred-Jangles

August 17, 2010
Long dogged and annoyed by the “shred” epithet, Paul Gilbert uses engrained jangle-pop sensibilities, deft tone selection, and jaw-dropping licks to prove he can’t be pigeonholed— even on an all-instrumental album like his new Fuzz Universe
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Matchless Avalon 35 1x12 Combo Amp Review

June 16, 2010
Matchless'' Avalon incorporates partial PC-board construction for more affordable boutique sound
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