December 2016

Articles by Shawn Hammond

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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SNAMM '15 - Park Amplifiers Rock Head 50 and Little Head 18 Demos

July 24, 2015
See and hear two new vintage-inspired amps with stripped-down features and a whole lot of rock.
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SNAMM '15 - Framus Pro Series Mayfield Legacy Demo

July 24, 2015
The German company offers a more affordable option for their high-end, handmade electrics.
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SNAMM '15 - Washburn Woodline Series Demos

July 20, 2015
See and hear what these wood-bound, solid-top, sub-$500 guitars have to offer.
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SNAMM '15 - McPherson Guitars Camrielle Demo

July 18, 2015
See and hear luthier Matt McPherson's latest flattop that has a slightly smaller body profile, but still boasts a punchy tone with a clear, bell-like voice.
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SNAMM '15 - MTD Saratoga Bass Demo

July 17, 2015
Bass-building legend Michael Tobias revamps his flagship model with new pickups, wood choices, and headstock design.
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SNAMM '15 - Cordoba 55FCE Flamenco Guitar Demo

July 15, 2015
The new España 55FCE Negra flamenco guitar is built in Spain by master luthiers and features stunning Macassar ebony back and sides.
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SNAMM '15 - Guild Starfire II Bass Demo

July 15, 2015
Check out the dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that brings additional sonic options to one of brand’s most iconic models.
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SNAMM '15 - Yamaha Guitars FS730S Demo

July 15, 2015
See and hear how this acoustic's spruce top and rosewood body creates a combo for projection and pure tone.
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SNAMM '15 - Blueridge BG-1500E Demo

July 14, 2015
The Saga Music brand shows off their newest jumbo acoustic model.
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SNAMM '15 - Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers Patch Box Demo

July 11, 2015
See and hear a demo of the company's latest Eurorack mod effects geared for guitarists.
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In Memoriam: Chris Squire 1948–2015

July 2, 2015
PG’s Shawn Hammond reflects on his unlikely fall into extreme Yes fanhood as a teenager, and what it was like to finally meet the legendary late Yes bassist.
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Fishman Fluence Classic Humbuckers Review

July 1, 2015
Can Larry the Acoustic Guy’s newfangled pickup technology really deliver authentic PAF tones that rival boutique ’buckers?
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Tuning Up: Record or Die!

June 29, 2015
Forget the woodshed—invest in some cheap recording gear and witness the unparalleled power and wonder of the 21st-century studio.
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Tuning Up: The Infantilization of Guitar (or “Hulk Fight Robot. Hulk RAD!”)

May 31, 2015
How to avoid dumbing-down your playing and honor the true spirit of your heroes.
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Musikmesse '15 - BassLine Basses Re:belle Buster Demo

May 15, 2015
The German shop busts out their latest handmade 4-string rocker.
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