December 2016

Articles by Shawn Hammond

SNAMM '16 - Colby Amplification Lil' Darlin | Park Amplifiers Little Rock Demos

July 18, 2016
Mitch Colby serves up a modded Champ-style combo and a Park head that mixes the power section from the company's Little Head with the preamp of the Park 50.
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SNAMM '16 - Keeley Electronics the Dark Side, the Hall, Hooke Reverb, El Monte & Bubble Tron Demos

July 17, 2016
The Gilmour homage features delay, vibe, fuzz, rotary, and octave effects, while the new reverb has three modes, and the filter/phaser/flanger nods at a zany stomp used by Frank Zappa.
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SNAMM '16 - 323 Effects Steel City, Ridges, & Timbers Demos

July 16, 2016
Hear three stomps—a JFET overdrive, a MOSFET- and LED-clipping dirt box, and a 3-mode reverb.
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SNAMM '16 - Mojotone '52 Tele Quiet-Coil Pickups Demo

July 15, 2016
See how close these alnico-3, blackguard-voiced single-coils get to the holy grail of T-styles.
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SNAMM '16 - Mad Professor Amplification Sweet Honey Overdrive Deluxe Demo

July 15, 2016
See how this touch-sensitive, medium-gain OD pushes a distorted amp and gives dynamically controlled low-gain overtones to a clean amp.
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SNAMM '16 - Amptweaker FatMetal Pro, Bass TightMetal Jr, Bass TightRock Jr, Bass TightDrive Jr Demos

July 14, 2016
The man who's created multiple memorable amp and pedal designs unveils three bass-specific dirtboxes.
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SNAMM '16 - Yamaha Pacifica 612VIIFM TLB Demo

July 12, 2016
See and hear how the veteran guitar builders update an old favorite with Seymour Duncan pickups and new finishes.
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SNAMM '16 - Bristol BD-15S & BM-15 Demos

July 9, 2016
A new line of wallet-friendly acoustics from the Saga Music brand.
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SNAMM '16 - Gibson HP 635 W Demo | 2016 High Performance Acoustics

July 8, 2016
Get introduced to their new line of acoustics, which is built with North American tonewoods and focuses on ultimate playability and comfort.
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Episode 4 – Gigs from Hell

July 4, 2016
PG fans recount live performances gone horribly awry—from club cave-ins to CD-stealing hecklers and a bar whose over-the-top, sketchy-sounding name turned out to be all too apt.
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SNAMM '16 - Yamaha TransAcoustic LS-TA Demo

July 1, 2016
See and hear how the veteran guitar builders added chorus and reverb to a flattop.
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SNAMM '16 - Eastman Guitars E40D SB & MD415 BK Demos

June 30, 2016
Learn about a new 45-style dreadnought and a mandolin built with mahogany back and sides.
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SNAMM '16 - Sound City Amps Master One Hundred Demo

June 30, 2016
Hear how and why Steven Fryette relaunched an amplifier brand started by Hiwatt's Dave Reeves.
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SNAMM '16 - Jam Pedals Tube Dreamer Supreme & Delay Llama Supreme Demos

June 30, 2016
The Athens-based stompbox junkies revamp two favorites by adding more tonal options and on-the-fly tweakability.
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SNAMM '16 - Revv Amplification Dynamis Demo

June 29, 2016
See what this 6V6-loaded combo can do with its 2-channel platform and three reverb-decay options.
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SNAMM '16 - Broken Crow Amplification BC-T20 and BC-B30 Demos

June 29, 2016
The Kentucky tone hunters enjoy their first NAMM show by introducing a head powered by 6V6s and another working with EL84s.
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Tuning Up: Poor, Unappreciated Steel

June 29, 2016
Forget pedals, guitars, and amps! Dollar for dollar, a metal flatpick may be the most liberating and impactful tone discovery you ever make.
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SNAMM '16 - Heritage Guitars H-157W Demo

June 26, 2016
The Kalamazoo singlecut gets an upgrade with vintage-voiced pickups and new tonewood choices.
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SNAMM '16 - Epiphone Masterbilt De Luxe Archtop Demo

June 25, 2016
See and hear these yesteryear-inspired jazzboxes with updated wood choices and building techniques.
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