December 2016

Articles by Shawn Hammond

SNAMM '16 - Seymour Duncan Palladium, Forza, & The Killing Floor Demos

June 24, 2016
Get the lowdown on three new stomps—a distortion, an overdrive, and a high-gain booster.
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SNAMM '16 - Martin LE Cowboy, D-1 Authentic 1931, and CS Bluegrass Demos

June 24, 2016
Get a taste of what these three new acoustic models can do.
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SNAMM '16 - The Loar LH-306-T and LO-14 Demos

June 24, 2016
Get introduced to their new Loar'Tron-loaded hollowbody and classy-looking satin black acoustic.
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Quick Hit: Ibanez AVN6

June 20, 2016
A far cry from the image this brand typically conjures, this nicely built parlor guitar boasts impressive volume and adaptability.
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Episode 3 – Guitar As Therapy

June 6, 2016
In this episode, fans share inspiring and touching accounts of the mysterious healing properties of their 6-strings.
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Tuning Up: Dial-A-Swede! (Sentiments of Random Scandinavian 6-Stringers)

May 31, 2016
PG’s Shawn Hammond calls halfway around the world to get the straight dope on Yngwie, ABBA, and all that goddamn metal.
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Cheap Trick: ... But Don’t Give Yourself Away

May 17, 2016
Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, and Robin Zander on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello, and … time travel?
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Tuning Up: Closed-Minded Insecure A$$hole Syndrome Redux

May 5, 2016
PG chief editor Shawn Hammond admits his own a$$hole-ishness … and doubles down on the folly of dismissing hip-hop.
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Episode 2 – Insane Gear Finds

May 3, 2016
In the latest episode, PG fans talk to Shawn Hammond about amazing gear-acquisition stories.
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Quick Hit: Malekko Charlie Foxtrot Review

May 1, 2016
This cross between a sampler/looper, a delay, and a pitch shifter is one of the most wonderfully bonkers new pedals in ages.
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Episode 1 - I Met My Guitar Hero

April 5, 2016
In this debut episode, everyday PG fans talk to Shawn Hammond about meeting their guitar and bass heroes.
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Tuning Up: How to Detect Closed-Minded Insecure A$$hole Syndrome

April 4, 2016
Here’s a hint: If you agreed with Gene Simmons’ latest foot-in-mouth incident, you definitely have it.
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Tuning Up: Burn Your Woodshed (Gambling and the Creativity Paradox)

March 18, 2016
What science says about the likelihood of you hitting guitar gold.
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NAMM '16 - Aclam Guitars 20:14 Demo

March 2, 2016
See and hear how this ultra-flexible 6-string uses piezo, MIDI, and standard magnetic pickups for tonal exploration.
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NAMM '16 - Cusack Music Never Off Series Scream and Scruzz Demos

March 2, 2016
The Michigan-based tone tinkerer releases a new line of stompboxes aiming to save valuable pedalboard real estate.
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NAMM '16 - Ormsby Guitars SX GTR Demo

February 29, 2016
The handbuilder out of Australia marks his first NAMM show with custom and multi-scale axes.
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Tuning Up: The Periodic Pedal-Purge Imperative

February 29, 2016
The straight dope on why a stripped-down sonic self-inventory is a must for every stompbox junky.
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NAMM '16 - Two Notes Le Clean, Le Crunch, and Le Lead Demos

February 26, 2016
Hear three new tube-loaded, MIDI-compatible preamp/distortion/DI pedals for guitar and bass.
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NAMM '16 - Sandberg 30th Anniversary Ken Taylor Demo

February 24, 2016
The German brand celebrates a milestone by adding some flair and fresh tonal options to one of its oldest 5-string models.
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NAMM '16 - ESP Guitars LTD M 400,TE 200 & B 1005SE Multiscale Demos

February 24, 2016
The Japanese brand ushers in 2016 with a whole batch of new shred machines and classical-styled 6-strings.
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