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Articles by Jason Shadrick

SNAMM '16 - Klon Centaur, KTR, and Prototype Boost Demos

June 25, 2016
Reclusive builder of the legendary Centaur, Bill Finnigan, makes his first NAMM appearance in ages to tease a simple new clean boost pedal.
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SNAMM '16 - Ovation Celebrity Elite Doubleneck Demo | Custom Shop 2016

June 25, 2016
Check out this new production doubleneck beast and high-end one-offs.
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SNAMM '16 - Takamine EF75M TT Demo

June 25, 2016
Learn about the brands new acoustic that's a reissue with a baked-wood top and Madagascar rosewood.
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SNAMM '16 - Prestige Guitars Legacy Series OM Demo

June 24, 2016
The Canadian brand introduces a new line of orchestra-sized flattops.
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SNAMM '16 - Eventide Sculpt Distortion Demo

June 24, 2016
The digital-effects gurus add another dirt algorithm to their powerful H9 unit.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender Deluxe Stratocaster & Mustang 90 Demos

June 24, 2016
See and hear two new old favorites with modern accoutrements.
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Quick Hit: DiMarzio Black Angel

June 12, 2016
Simplicity, functionality, and tone are nestled together in DiMarzio’s passive pickup solution for acoustic guitarists.
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Quick Hit: Cusack Reverb SME

May 29, 2016
Access a wormhole’s worth of quality reverberations with only four knobs.
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Julian Lage: Surrender to the Twang

May 25, 2016
After outgrowing the “child prodigy” label, the virtuoso guitarist returns to his first love, the Telecaster.
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Quick Hit: Fender Paramount PM-2 Parlor

May 9, 2016
A super-playable parlor-sized acoustic with headroom and clarity to spare.
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Quick Hit: Grace Design FELiX Preamp

May 4, 2016
An investment-grade preamp that offers powerful EQ controls, dual channels, and a flexible interface.
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High Seas Shred: Axes & Anchors Cruise

April 19, 2016
Aboard an unforgettable floating workshop featuring Zakk, Yngwie, Bumblefoot, Skolnick, Friedman, and a few thousand guitar nerds.
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Quick Hit: Wild Custom Wildmaster Gold Foil Relic

April 17, 2016
Sonic hints of Teisco and DeArmond come together in a top-notch boutique workhorse.
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Quick Hit: Alexander Pedals F.13 Flanger

April 12, 2016
A warped flanger with loads of spacey sounds. Sci-fi geeks unite!
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Ben Harper’s Arresting Developments

March 30, 2016
With his Innocent Criminals back together for a new album, Call It What It Is, the lap slide guru talks about his roots, songwriting, collaboration, and the mysteries of reggae and Neil Young.
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Quick Hit: Roland JC-40

March 9, 2016
Who needs tubes when you have some of the most recognizable chorus and vibrato tones around?
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NAMM '16 - Ritter 20th Anniversary "Red Dragon" Princess Isabella

March 3, 2016
Celebrating a 20th anniversary, luthier Jens Ritter decks out his jazz guitar with a flamboyant print from China and white gold inlays.
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NAMM '16 - Nik Huber Guitars Rietbergen Bass

March 1, 2016
The German luthier tries his hand at a bass design taken off from his popular 6-string design.
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NAMM '16 - Guild M-20 and D-20 Demos

March 1, 2016
The company's new California-based factory starts to bear fruit with these two new flattops.
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NAMM '16 - Engl Ironbass Demo

February 29, 2016
The German amp builders show up with a new Class-D bass head that features two ECC83 preamp tubes and cranks out 800 watts.
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