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Articles by Shawn Hammond

Tuning Up: Pedal Issues

September 18, 2018
PG’s head honcho gets all teary-eyed about the stomps whose tones have lodged in his head from years of gear reviews.
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Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Westwood

August 16, 2018
With the ability to dial in transparent boost or use the active EQ to summon radically voiced overdrive, what’s not to love?
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Tuning Up: Judgment in the Garden of Musical Delights

August 7, 2018
In the backseat of a German cab, pedantics and rock ’n’ roll attitude collide in a Twilight Zone-meets-Godfather showdown.
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SNAMM '18 - GFI System Jonassus Drive Demo

July 17, 2018
Check out a dual-channel dirt box with a plethora of mode options, from asymmetrical and symmetrical diode-derived to LED-driven distortion.
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SNAMM '18 - Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal Demo

July 17, 2018
The crew from the aptly named Latvian upstart blows our minds with the most unique fuzz concept we’ve seen since … maybe ever!
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SNAMM '18 - Mythos Pedals High Road Fuzz, Herculean V2 & Cestus Demos

July 16, 2018
Roots-rocker Joey Landreth uses a Ry Cooder-inspired axe to demo his signature fuzz, as well as a boost and a dual-op-amp overdrive.
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SNAMM '18 - Nu-X Stageman Acoustic Amplifier Demo

July 16, 2018
A compact acoustic combo comes packed with the usual must-haves and a cordless Bluetooth footcontroller to govern drum beats and looping functionality.
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SNAMM '18 - Park Amplifiers Park 18 Demo

July 15, 2018
Former Marshall guru Mitch Colby drives his new British-style 18-watter (which is also equipped with lovely tube-driven tremolo) with both a Tele and humbuckers.
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SNAMM '18 - Pigtronix Philosopher Micro Bass Compressor/Sustain Pedal Demo

July 13, 2018
Living Colour bass behemoth Doug Wimbish gives a stadium-worthy demo of the company’s tiny—but mighty—new compressor/sustainer.
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SNAMM '18 - Epiphone Ltd Edition 100th Anniversary John Lee Hooker Zephyr Demo

July 13, 2018
Check out the killer looks and sounds of the first modern-day offering of a semi-hollow favored by one of the greatest blues guitarists ever.
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SNAMM '18 - Dwarfcraft Devices Reese Lightning & Witch Shifter Demos

July 12, 2018
Ben Hinz scrambles our heads with a destructomatic fuzz machine and an eminently twiddle-able pitch shifter.
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SNAMM '18 - Gibson 2019 Guitar Line Preview

July 12, 2018
Enthusiastic and optimistic, the American guitar giant’s crew shows off a slew of upcoming designs, from Memphis semi-hollows to Historic and USA Les Pauls, and more.
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SNAMM '18 - Alexander Pedals Wavelength & Space Race Demos

July 12, 2018
One of pedaldom’s most adventurous builders presents a deliciously varied reverb, and a multi-mode modulator.
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SNAMM '18 - Taylor Guitars V-Class Expansion Demos

July 11, 2018
Andy Powers shows off four new upper-end acoustics now graced with his innovative V-Class bracing system.
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SNAMM '18 - Sublime Guitars J-Hawk Deluxe Demo

July 10, 2018
This builder of creatively sourced, nicely priced instruments debuts its first T-style, as well as a move to roasted neck woods.
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SNAMM '18 - Modal Effects Disruption Demo

July 10, 2018
Put up to three magnetically attached (and quickly swappable effect modules) on a single pedal chassis.
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SNAMM '18 - Walrus Audio Emissary Demo

July 10, 2018
Roots-rocker Joey Landreth joins us to demo this boost featuring parallel boost circuits for treble and midrange, with a toggle for two mids-bumping points.
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SNAMM '18 - Square Amps The Doyle Combo Demo

July 8, 2018
Austin's builder of one-off amps shows off his lone standard model—a Champ-style 1x10 with a little extra gain and a transformative back-panel presence control.
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SNAMM '18 - Revv Amplification Generator 100P and G3 Demos

July 8, 2018
The Canadian amp outfit demos both its latest multi-channel, MIDI-controllable head, and its three-mode dirt pedal.
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Tuning Up: The Woebegone Wanker Watch™

July 8, 2018
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