December 2016
Jason Shadrick

Jason Shadrick

Since attending a Dave Matthews Band concert as a teenager, Jason has been into all things guitar. An Iowa native, Jason has degrees in Music Business from Minnesota State-Mankato and Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Northern Iowa. Since then, he has spent time doing everything from promotion at an indie music label to organizing guitar workshops all over the country. Currently, Jason lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

ARTICLES

Quick Hit: Radial JDX Direct Drive

November 13, 2016
No amp? No problem. This DI offers a wealth of options for those who want to leave their amp at home.
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Goodbye June: “Danger in the Morning” Video Premiere

October 13, 2016
A triple-guitar attack, spacious ’verb, and Southern swag flow through the Nashville group’s latest riff-laden stomper.
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Quick Hit: Taurus Amplification Stomp-Head 5.CE

October 11, 2016
This ultra-portable 90-watt head has tone-sculpting features galore.
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Dr. Z Z-Drive Review

September 25, 2016
An impressive collaboration that combines versatility with rich, tube-like breakup.
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Neunaber Audio Effects Immerse Reverberator Review

September 12, 2016
A rare combination of the familiar warmth of classic reverb tones with some modern (and unexpected) surprises.
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Quick Hit: Wampler Mini Ego Compressor

August 21, 2016
A compact version of a modern classic.
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PHRED Instruments DockStar Flame Maple Review

July 18, 2016
A fully hollow, offset model aims at the jam crowd and beyond.
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Quick Hit: Gretsch Streamliner G2622T

July 17, 2016
An affordable classic that blends traditional styling with tonal versatility.
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SNAMM '16 - AJ Peat Guitars Wild Goose, Dirty Buzzard, Screaming Flamingo, and Rooster Booster Demos

July 14, 2016
The personal pedal builder for Warren Haynes, Mike Ness, and Reverend Horton Heat makes a splash at his first trade show by bringing four new stomps.
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SNAMM '16 - B3 Guitars Sahara Plus 6 Demo

July 14, 2016
The seasoned luthier tries his hand at a new headless design.
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Album Review: Jeff Beck’s Bigger, Better, Badder "Loud Hailer"

July 12, 2016
The Strat master says he wants to move past “guitar nerd” albums, but his latest effort is still brimming with chops, funky rhythms, and untouchable mystique.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender 2016 Custom Shop Models

July 11, 2016
Get a peek behind the curtain to see what's possible with these high-end beauties.
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SNAMM '16 - Cusack Music Pedal Cracker Demo

July 7, 2016
See how you can momentarily add distortion, delay, reverb, or any other effect of your choice to your voice with a stomp of the foot.
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SNAMM '16 - Roscoe Guitars SKB Signature Demo

July 7, 2016
The North Carolina crew bring a high-end, handbuilt 5-string to this year's show.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender PM-3 Limited Edition Triple-0 Mahogany & PM-1 Dreadnought NE Demos

July 7, 2016
Fender expands the Paramount acoustic line with additional tonewood choices and electronic options.
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SNAMM '16 - Electro-Harmonix Mel9 Demo

July 6, 2016
Mad scientist Mike Matthews creates a new stompbox designed to put the power of the Mellotron—and orchestral instruments—at your fingertips.
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SNAMM '16 - Balaguer Guitars Thicket Demo

July 6, 2016
Marking their first NAMM Show appearance, the Pennsylvania-based crew brought their whole line of 6-strings and give us a taste test on their curvy T-style.
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SNAMM '16 - Sinvertek Fluid Time Mk II Demo

July 5, 2016
See and hear an all-analog delay that uses a heralded bucket-brigade chip from the '80s.
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SNAMM '16 - Faith Guitars Mars Dreadnought Demo

July 1, 2016
The company's latest drop-shoulder flattop features all solid woods and streets for about $1,000.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender '57 Classic Tweed Champ, Deluxe, Pro, and Twin Demos

July 1, 2016
Check out three old favorites with modern updates, and get introduced to a brand-new reissue.
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