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Articles by Shawn Hammond

NAMM '16 - Santa Cruz Guitars FTC Limited Edition and Ghost Oak Demos

February 16, 2016
Hear a reissue of the guitar that thrilled Eric Clapton and put Santa Cruz on the map in the '70s, and see the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind instrument with 8,000-year-old reclaimed oak
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NAMM '16 - Pedal Projects Glacial Chorus Demo

February 16, 2016
The Icelandic company introduces one of their first modulation stomps.
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Quick Hit: Decibel 11 Dirt Clod Review

February 15, 2016
Get up to 10 overdrive and distortion flavors in one smart, surprisingly easy-to-use stompbox.
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NAMM '16 - Wren and Cuff Irkalla, Sonder, and Elephant Skin Demos

February 15, 2016
Get a sneak peek of this trifecta of new handmade stompboxes.
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NAMM '16 - Michael Kelly Guitars TV50 FOR, Mod Shop Series & Custom Collection Demos

February 14, 2016
Get a taste of the brand's newest T-style that's loaded with TV Jones Duo-Trons.
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NAMM '16 - Alexander Pedals Super Radical Delay & Oblivion Vintage Delay Demos

February 13, 2016
See and hear two vastly different but potent new delays handmade in North Carolina.
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NAMM '16 - Zemaitis A24DF 2H Buccaneer Island, ZAG 200 & A22B MF Bass Demos

February 12, 2016
The famed Japanese brand re-releases a model first made popular by Faces and Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.
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NAMM '16 - Kevin Michael Guitars Sable Demo

February 12, 2016
Inspired by its parent company, McPherson Guitars, Kevin Michael unveils a new full-size, carbon-fiber model and updates its travel-friendly composite flattop.
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NAMM '16 - Faith Guitars Venus Blood Moon & Nomad Series Demos

February 11, 2016
Famed U.K. luthier Patrick Eggle brings a booming, auditorium-sized beauty made from Indonesian trembesi, and a series of flattops geared for those on the move.
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NAMM '16 - PureSalem Guitars Attack Captain, Pink Beard & Honey Bunny Demos

February 11, 2016
The retro-inspired, futuristic guitar company joins forces with 323 Effects to create three new fuzzboxes.
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NAMM '16 - Hahn Guitars Model 112 Demo

February 11, 2016
Luthier Chihoe Hahn collaborates with Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker on his first new guitar design in a decade.
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NAMM '16 - Knaggs Guitars Steve Stevens SSC, Severn HB & Choptank HSS HB Demos

February 11, 2016
The Maryland-based luthier shows off his latest 6-string creations including an updated model for Billy Idol's guitar slinger.
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NAMM '16 - Neunaber Immerse Reverb Demo

February 10, 2016
The ambiance aficionados' latest stompbox boasts eight lush-sounding reverb types.
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NAMM '16 - J. Rockett Audio Designs 45, SOS Buffer, GTO, Hooligan, Lenny & Blue Note Tour Series Demos

February 10, 2016
See and hear a whole new batch of handmade stompboxes from Chris Van Tassel and Jay Rockett.
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NAMM '16 - Two-Rock Amplification Cardiff Demo

February 9, 2016
The California tone creators offer an EL84 amp with less compression, fuller/fatter midrange, and a stout low-end sound.
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NAMM '16 - Tone King Amplifiers Royalist 45 MK II Head & Combo, and Ironman II Mini Demos

February 8, 2016
Amp builder Mark Bartel adds some tweaks and updates to an old favorite for more of a sweet, singing JTM45 to raging Plexi/Super Lead sound and downsizes the footprint of his attenuator.
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NAMM '16 - Sully Guitars '71 Demo

February 3, 2016
The boutique builder talks about his one-man shop and introduces PG to his flagship model.
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The AutistiX: Butterflies & Demons

February 1, 2016
Three differently abled young Londoners inspire audiences, filmmakers, and even Sir Tom Jones with relentless humor, fearless performances, and a burning passion.
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NAMM '16 - Schecter E 1, Solo II Special, & Synyster Gates SYN AC-GA SC Acoustic Demos

January 29, 2016
See and hear two new twists on classic solidbody designs. Plus, see what the Avenged Sevenfold lead guitarist's new signature flattop is all about.
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NAMM '16 - Line 6 Firehawk 1500, Amplifi 30, and Relay G10 Demos

January 28, 2016
The company's newest digital modeling combo delivers the same straight-forward design and and great sounds of the Firehawk FX, but in a 1500W package for gigging.
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