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Articles by Shawn Hammond

Quick Hit: Crazy Tube Circuits Magnifier Review

November 20, 2015
Whether you need to restore vitality to a massive pedalboard, or want the immaculate boosting power of a Klon, this little gem is a compelling buy.
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Tuning Up: The Devil & Scumbag College

November 19, 2015
PG’s Shawn Hammond prescribes an exorcism for shoulder demons that try to meddle with your music.
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Tuning Up: A Call to Literate Guitar Dweebs

October 21, 2015
This isn’t a request for your resume. It’s a plea to build one.
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Keeley DynaTrem Review

September 22, 2015
Oklahoma-based stomp veteran Robert Keeley puts Magnatone-style and dynamics-tracking capabilities into a tremolo box quite unlike any other.
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Asher GT-3 Review

September 20, 2015
This boutique single-cut’s deceptively simple recipe yields tones that are equal parts Teisco, Tele, Strat, and even Gibson.
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Tuning Up: The System vs. the Dignity of the Soul

September 18, 2015
Splattered eggs, “Norwegian Wood,” and sexy vigilante assassins—what the hell is PG’s Shawn Hammond on about this time?
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Quick Hit: JGS T3 Africaster Review

August 13, 2015
An exotic-wood T-style with a bevy of nice tones courtesy of Kent Armstrong pickups.
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SNAMM '15 - Source Audio Lunar Phaser, Gemini Chorus, & Mercury Flanger Demos

August 7, 2015
See and hear the digital-savvy company's three newest modulation pedals.
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SNAMM '15 - Analog Outfitters The Scanner Demo

August 7, 2015
The twirling plexiglas monster features a match made in heaven—a repurposed Hammond tremolo unit paired with a spring reverb.
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SNAMM '15 - Jackson Ampworks the Continuum Controller Demo

August 6, 2015
Designed as a multi-function foot controller for both the Fullerton and Bakersfield, it uses sophisticated digital circuits to control the 100% analog spring reverb and tremolo circuits.
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SNAMM '15 - Veritas Custom Guitars Portlander Demo

August 6, 2015
See and hear why this workhorse guitar is built to be played for a lifetime.
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SNAMM '15 - McCaffrey Audio Run Rabbit Run Demo

August 6, 2015
The modulation monster features a classic vibe sound that's coupled with a vibrato option, and some crazy fun synth/octave madness.
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SNAMM '15 - Walrus Audio Bellwether Demo

August 5, 2015
The Oklahoma City-based company introduces a bucket-brigade, analog delay that has tap temp, an analog chorus engine, and time division functions.
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Tuning Up: Damn Right, I’ve Got a Chip on My Shoulder!

August 2, 2015
PG chief Shawn Hammond pauses to take stock of his most jarring Summer NAMM encounter.
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SNAMM '15 - TecAmp Super Cab Demo

August 1, 2015
See and hear the bass-gear company's new cabinet that is loaded with a 10" and 12" speakers and has individual switches that controls each tweeter.
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SNAMM '15 - Warwick Corvette $$ Double Buck Demo

July 30, 2015
The German brand shows off a double-humbucker 4-string.
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SNAMM '15 - Zemaitis Guitars Superior Series SUJ-211 Diamond Demo

July 30, 2015
The Japanese company unveils a new LP-style axe with no shortage of bling.
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SNAMM '15 - Henriksen Amps The Bud Combo Demo

July 27, 2015
See and hear a new jazz combo that tips the scales at 17 pounds, has 120 watts on tap, and features reverb on both channels.
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SNAMM '15 - Fret-King Jerry Donahue Signature, Esprit III, & Perception 5-String Bass Demos

July 26, 2015
See and hear two new 6-strings and a flashy 4-string designed by Trev Wilkinson.
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SNAMM '15 - RainSong Smokey Demo

July 25, 2015
See and hear how this hybrid flattop sounds as it combines the best qualities of carbon fiber and glass fiber to construct its body.
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