December 2016

Articles by Shawn Hammond

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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NAMM '16 - Breedlove Persuit Concert Koa and Oregon Concert Rogue Demos

January 24, 2016
The Oregon posse bring two acoustics made from all solid tonewoods.
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NAMM '16 - Relish Guitars Mary Demo

January 24, 2016
The Switzerland brand introduces a more affordable guitar that features their three-piece sandwich design that has a more solidbody-like sound than the chambered Jane model.
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NAMM '16 - PRS Guitars P245, SE Angelus, CE24, and McCarty Demos

January 24, 2016
Paul Reed Smith unveils a new semi-hollow, acoustic, and two solidbodies.
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NAMM '16 - IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Demo

January 24, 2016
Need more options with your acoustic? Watch to find out how this guitar mobile microphone/interface can work for you.
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NAMM '16 - Fender Elite Series, Amps & Paramount Acoustic Demos

January 24, 2016
Corona's finest show off new axes and amps.
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NAMM '16 - Walrus Audio Julia Chorus/Vibrato & Contraband Fuzz Demos

January 24, 2016
Take a ride with the Oklahoma-based company as they show off their new trippy modulation and gnarly fuzzbox.
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NAMM '16 - Peavey 6505 Piranha, 6505 Powered Subwoofer, & Cirrus Bass Demos

January 23, 2016
Get introduced to the powerhouse micro amp and Hartley Peavey's latest 4-string.
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NAMM '16 - East Amplification Duality Series Demo

January 23, 2016
Ask Amp Man mastermind Jeff Bober introduces a new 30W combo loaded with EL84s.
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NAMM '16 - Godin Guitars Summit Classic CT, Passion RG4, & S6 Slim Concert Hall Burnt Umber GT Demos

January 23, 2016
Get the lowdown on all the updates and new wrinkles that Robert Godin and his crew unveiled at this year's show.
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NAMM '16 - Charvel Guitars Pro Mod San Dimas Demo

January 22, 2016
Take a ride alongside the hottest super strat at this year's show.
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NAMM '16 - Taylor Guitars 562ce 12-fret & 858e Demos

January 22, 2016
Master luthier Andy Powers talks about and plays on two new acoustic models.
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NAMM '16 - Prestige Guitars Todd Kerns Signature Model & Prestige Troubadour Demos

January 22, 2016
Learn more about the Vancouver-based company's newest instruments.
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Quick Hit: DryBell Vibe Machine Review

January 18, 2016
Is this pint-sized, painstaking Uni-Vibe clone the be all and end all for vintage modulation aficionados?
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