August

Articles by Shawn Hammond

Musikmesse '15 - G LAB Warren Haynes Signature Wah Demo

April 28, 2015
The Polish company teams up with Gov't Mule's main man for a new stompbox with some added flair.
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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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Rig Rundown: Heart

April 1, 2015
We get the lowdown on the guitars and basses used by Nancy and Ann Wilson, Craig Bartock, and Dan Rothchild.
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Tuning Up: Kill Your “Killer” Vibrato

March 5, 2015
Conventional wisdom about warble technique makes you boring, not badass.
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Quick Hit: Ibanez RGKP6

March 1, 2015
Far from a gimmick for shredders, multi-effect nuts, or Muse fans, a “Kaoss Pad axe” is one of the most fertile new fields for sonic exploration.
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NAMM '15 - Dunlop Cry Baby Mini, Band of Gypsys Fuzz Face, Sub Machine, Blue Hippo, Saucy Box, and Saffron Squeeze Demos

February 19, 2015
Bob Cedro and Tal Morris explain and demonstrate the 2015 pedal offerings from Dunlop, MXR, and Way Huge.
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“Spring-Reverb” Pedal Review Roundup

February 13, 2015
Three stomp outfits—Mojo Hand Fx, Subdecay, and Catalinbread—attempt to capture the elusive mojo of classic ’60s reverb.
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Eastwood Airline H78 Review

February 12, 2015
Can this modern take on Dan Auerbach’s famed Harmony match the original’s vintage mojo?
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Tuning Up: B.B. King’s Adventures in Kicking Nervousness’ Ass

February 10, 2015
Even if you hate the blues, the Mississippi legend’s stage-fright-fighting advice is pretty much the best ever.
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NAMM '15 - Dialtone Pickups 2015 Metal Case Model Demos

February 9, 2015
See and hear how these latest p'ups can be tweaked on the fly.
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NAMM '15 - DOD Effects Trio Band Creator Demo

February 9, 2015
See and hear how the DigiTech brand has created a stomp that listens to what you play and automatically generates bass and drum parts that match your chord progressions and rhythmic feel.
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