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Articles by Shawn Hammond

SNAMM '18 - TV Jones Starwood Series JM Pickups Demo

July 7, 2018
The Pacific Northwest pickup guru comes to Tune Town to demo his first-ever set for the classic offset.
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SNAMM '18 - Framus FP 14 Parlor Guitar Demo

July 7, 2018
The German guitar crew comes to Nashville with a lovely new small-bodied flattop with built-in electronics and a moderate price.
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SNAMM '18 - Greer Amplification Supa Cobra & Alliance 20 Demos

July 6, 2018
Nick Greer shows us his new high-gain overdrive with three clipping modes, as well as a swell 2-channel amp that combines tweed Champ-style and Brit-combo topologies.
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SNAMM '18 - Old Blood Noise Endeavors Alpha Haunt Fuzz, Dweller Phase Repeater & Reflector Chorus Demos

July 5, 2018
In one of our favorite pedal experiences of the SNAMM show, the Oklahoma gurus blow our minds with three fascinatingly unique and rad-sounding stomps.
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SNAMM '18 - Supro Black Magick Reverb Demo

July 5, 2018
At the request of superstar Lenny Kravitz, the storied company packs its popular 6973-driven amp with a reverb circuit composed of not just three, but six springs.
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SNAMM '18 - Charvel Pro Mod DK24 & Justin Aufdemkampe Signature Pro Mod SD24 Demos

July 5, 2018
The shred-friendly brand debuts a passel of handsomely overhauled new “super strats,” as well as a unique signature model for the Miss May I axeman.
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SNAMM '18 - Reverend Eastsider Baritone Pete Anderson Signature & Six Gun TL Demos

July 4, 2018
Dwight Yoakam guitarist Pete Anderson and the notoriously silly Greg Koch wow us with their demos of Joe Naylor’s latest solidbodies.
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SNAMM '18 - Longfellow Guitars T-Style Demo

July 3, 2018
London luthier Pete Longfellow makes his Nashville NAMM debut with an aluminum T-style with fantastic cluck and twang.
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SNAMM '18 - Elite Guitar Products Cling On Quick Attach Pickup Demo

July 3, 2018
An easily installed magnetic contact pickup with built-in volume control yields a variety of flattop sounds at an extremely reasonable price.
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SNAMM '18 - Vintage US Pro Shop Series Demo

July 3, 2018
Custom-shop quality in everything from fretwork to distressed finishes comes to the import line at a crazily reasonable price.
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SNAMM '18 - Wilson Effects Slapback and Rippah Wah

July 3, 2018
Two delay paths can be run together or independently to create everything from reverb- and chorus-like sounds to standard echo—with stereo and instant-oscillation capabilities.
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Summer NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Day 3

June 30, 2018
Watch the PG editors wrap up the last day of Summer NAMM by discussing new gear from Gamechanger Audio, Koch Amps, Maxwatt, and more!
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Summer NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Day 2

June 29, 2018
Watch the editors discuss their fave gear from Electro-Harmonix, Greer, Reverend, Old Blood Noise Endeavors, and more!
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SNAMM '18 - Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature & G2655TG P90 LTD Streamliner Center Block Jr Demos

June 29, 2018
The AC/DC legend's signature model goes into standard production and an old favorite gets modernized with the line's first P-90.
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SNAMM '18 - Marchione Guitars OM Demo

June 29, 2018
It’s five-figure pricey, but even amidst NAMM’s din the Houston luthier’s new high-end orchestra model proved itself a marvel of craftsmanship, inside and out.
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SNAMM '18 - Yellowcake Pedals Furry & Fried Demo

June 29, 2018
The Fried Gold overdrive hops into bed with the Furry Burrito—an OD/fuzz with a light-up LED that doubles as a starve control—and multiple shades of cavorting ensue.
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Summer NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Day 1

June 28, 2018
Our crew gives a quick rundown of the five most head-turning things they saw on their first day at the Nashville gear expo.
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Quick Hit: Pigtronix Octava Micro

June 24, 2018
Amazing oomph and wonderfully weird ring-modulator tones somehow cram in next to classic octave sounds in this tiny treasure.
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Tuning Up: Silencing the Demons

June 6, 2018
Prog pioneers, two Neils, and PG’s Shawn Hammond on fighting impostor syndrome.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Schorr Guitars Owl & Neptune Demos

May 31, 2018
Nicolai Schorr shows off two convention-defying solidbodies with things like clever neck-adjustment mechanisms, movable pickups, and externally mounted components.
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