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Articles by Shawn Hammond

Musikmesse '15 - Yamaha SLG 200S & SLG 200N Silent Guitar Demos

April 27, 2015
See and hear the third iteration of the lightweight 6-string.
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Musikmesse '15 - Joyo Mjolnir, Beale Street, and Ironman Series Pedals Demos

April 27, 2015
Check out a jam-packed clip that features two new amps and a whole new batch of stompboxes.
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Musikmesse '15 – Editors' Picks

April 23, 2015
Our Editors’ Picks from Musikmesse—Europe’s biggest guitar and bass gear show.
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GALLERY: Musikmesse 2015 - Amps, Effects & Accessories

April 21, 2015
Read about the heads, combos, stomps, and gizmos that filled the hall's of Musikmesse.
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GALLERY: Musikmesse 2015 - Guitars & Basses

April 20, 2015
The most interesting and unusual axes from Europe's biggest gear show.
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Quick Hit: Zeppelin Design Labs Percolator

April 12, 2015
A 2-watt head that conjures a variety of rootsy tones via an unusual NOS tube
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Mod Scientist: BilT Guitars’ Tim Thelen

April 9, 2015
A luthier’s willingness to bastardize a Tele with onboard effects spawned a company that’s grabbed the attention of adventurous players like Brent Hinds, Nels Cline, and Buzz Osborne.
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Rig Rundown: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

April 8, 2015
The influential “riot grrl” Rock and Roll Hall of Famer keeps it simple, but that doesn’t mean she’s not picky about her Gibson Melody Makers, Red Rhodes Velvet Hammer pickups, and Music Man amps.
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Tuning Up: Shatner, Cat Parasites, and the Quest for Mastery

April 6, 2015
How science nerdery makes you a better musician than guitar-god worship.
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