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Articles by Shawn Hammond

Musikmesse '15 - Engl Artist Edition, RockMaster, and MetalMaster Demos

May 14, 2015
Check out three new amps from the German company—including one built with input from Ritchie Blackmore, Doug Aldrich, and others.
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Musikmesse '15 - Randall Amplifiers Thrasher 50 and EOD 88 Demos

May 13, 2015
The US Music brand unleashes two more devastatingly heavy heads.
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Musikmesse '15 - Soultool Laguz The Junior Demo

May 13, 2015
See and hear what this singlecut, P-90-equipped beast has to offer.
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Musikmesse '15 - Lag Guitars BuxSter Demo

May 13, 2015
The French company combines the stylings of two of guitardom's most recognizable axes into one new 6-string.
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Musikmesse '15 - Fret-King Sonic Demo

May 12, 2015
Trev Wilkinson unleashes a radical new body style that melds several influences from past with future functionality.
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Musikmesse '15 - Hagstrom Super Viking Demo

May 12, 2015
See and hear the Swedish company's semi-hollow that is now offered with a 25.5" scale length.
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Tuning Up: Musikmesse Zeitgeist - Top 10 Moments from Frankfurt

May 11, 2015
The jet lag’s almost gone, but certain memories from the big Frankfurt gear show will never go away….
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Musikmesse '15 - Taylor 914ce and 612ce Demos

May 7, 2015
Andy Powers talks about and then plays his latest pair of beauties.
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Musikmesse '15 - GTC Sound Innovation Revpad Demo

May 6, 2015
The Israel-based company shows off their multi-effect unit and its endless possibilities when paired with its wireless controller that easily mounts to your guitar.
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Musikmesse '15 - Cole Clark Guitars Little Lady & Australian Eco Series

May 6, 2015
The Aussie-gang shows off their "small-and-weird-but-you-want-one" flattop and a line of environmentally-friendly acoustics.
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Musikmesse ' 15 - Aristides Instruments 060 and 080 Demos

May 5, 2015
See and hear samples of the Netherlands company's newest body style in 6- and 8-string configurations.
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Musikmesse '15 - Vox AC10C1 Demo

May 3, 2015
The influential British amp company unleashes a small-but-mighty 1x10 combo that has a Celestion speaker, reverb, and will street for under $500.
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Fryette Aether Review

May 1, 2015
Not quite head and cab, not quite combo, this bizarrely configured amp’s active EQ and engulfing reverb deliver uncommonly delectable tones.
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Musikmesse '15 - Bigtone Amplification Studio Lux & Studio Plex 22 Demos

May 1, 2015
See and hear two new tube heads from the Valencia-based company.
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Musikmesse '15 - Martin D-35E 50th Anniversary Limited Edition & GPX1AE Demos

May 1, 2015
Chris Martin and his dedicated crew show off two new models that represent both ends of price spectrum.
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Musikmesse '15 - Aalberg Audio Trym TR-1 Tremolo & Rom RO-1 Reverb Demos

April 30, 2015
See what the Norwegian company has up its sleeve in this video as they expand their Bluetooth-enabled pedal line with two new models.
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Musikmesse '15 - Orange Amps Rockerverb 100 MKIII & Orange Bax Bangeetar Guitar Pre EQ Demos

April 30, 2015
The legendary amp company revamps an old favorite and jumps back into the pedal game with a preamp stompbox.
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