Friedman Amps

August Issue

Articles by Shawn Hammond

SNAMM '15 - Guild Starfire II Bass Demo

July 15, 2015
Check out the dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that brings additional sonic options to one of brand’s most iconic models.
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SNAMM '15 - Yamaha Guitars FS730S Demo

July 15, 2015
See and hear how this acoustic's spruce top and rosewood body creates a combo for projection and pure tone.
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SNAMM '15 - Blueridge BG-1500E Demo

July 14, 2015
The Saga Music brand shows off their newest jumbo acoustic model.
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SNAMM '15 - Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers Patch Box Demo

July 11, 2015
See and hear a demo of the company's latest Eurorack mod effects geared for guitarists.
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In Memoriam: Chris Squire 1948–2015

July 2, 2015
PG’s Shawn Hammond reflects on his unlikely fall into extreme Yes fanhood as a teenager, and what it was like to finally meet the legendary late Yes bassist.
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Fishman Fluence Classic Humbuckers Review

July 1, 2015
Can Larry the Acoustic Guy’s newfangled pickup technology really deliver authentic PAF tones that rival boutique ’buckers?
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Tuning Up: Record or Die!

June 29, 2015
Forget the woodshed—invest in some cheap recording gear and witness the unparalleled power and wonder of the 21st-century studio.
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Tuning Up: The Infantilization of Guitar (or “Hulk Fight Robot. Hulk RAD!”)

May 31, 2015
How to avoid dumbing-down your playing and honor the true spirit of your heroes.
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Musikmesse '15 - BassLine Basses Re:belle Buster Demo

May 15, 2015
The German shop busts out their latest handmade 4-string rocker.
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Musikmesse '15 - Gurus Amps Tritone and 5015 Demos

May 15, 2015
Check out two new 6L6-powered heads that feature a three-way "sexytone" voicing control.
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