April 2019
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

Album Spotlight: Joe Robinson’s Undertones

April 16, 2019
Shelve the John Mayer comparisons. This Australian virtuoso establishes his voice and makes the best album of his career.
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PG Jams: The Infamous Stringdusters

April 12, 2019
Andy Falco and Andy Hall team up to rip through some bluegrass classics and discuss their latest album, Rise Sun.
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Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan: “Mumbo Jumbo” Song Premiere

April 11, 2019
An amazingly exploratory performance that ties together a lost colleague, a fabled basement club, and some breathtaking improvisations.
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Quick Hit: Becos CompIQ Pro Compressor Review

March 29, 2019
If you crave control and nuance, then this might be the squish box for you.
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Quick Hit: Friedman Golden Pearl Review

March 3, 2019
The amp guru for heavyweights like Steve Stevens and Jerry Cantrell debuts a low-gain dirt box.
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PG Jams: Adrian Legg

February 26, 2019
The lauded fingerpicker visits our HQ to play some tunes and share details about his unorthodox technique, his one-of-a-kind guitar, and his expansive pedalboard.
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Jeff McErlain feat. Robben Ford “It’s Your Groove” Premiere

February 15, 2019
Check out the first track from McErlain’s forthcoming album that hearkens back to Ford’s early fusion days.
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Quick Hit: Bogner Ecstasy Blue Mini Review

February 3, 2019
A wildly useful distortion that stretches far beyond the company’s hard-rock roots.
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NAMM '19 - Gamechanger Audio Motor Pedal Demo

January 29, 2019
The Latvian mad scientists have created another ear-twisting filter that is incredibly deep.
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NAMM '19 - Chase Bliss Audio Automatone Series Preamp Mk II & Blooper Demos

January 29, 2019
Born out of collaboration with Chris Benson, the updated preamp includes presets, fuzz, automation, and more
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NAMM '19 - Beetronics Swarm Fuzz & Harmonizer Demo

January 29, 2019
Listen to a wildly interactive octave/fuzz/harmonizer inspired by a forgotten classic.
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NAMM '19 - Electro-Faustus Simulacrum & Photo Theremin Demos

January 29, 2019
Samples, triggers, and faux-theremin tones outline the New York-based pedal builder's offerings.
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NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 4

January 29, 2019
Music is Win's Tyler Larson joins the gang to wrap up this year's show by discussing new stuff from PRS, Coppersound, Chase Bliss, Benson, Ruokangas, and more.
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NAMM '19 - Rainger FX Drone Rainger & Dr. Freakenstein Chop Fuzz Demos

January 27, 2019
David Rainger unleashes two new stomps—a dreamscape drone machine and an update on his chopped-up fuzz.
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NAMM '19 - Kemper Kabinet Demo

January 27, 2019
Listen to the digital giant's new full-range cab and check out their long-awaited preset editor.
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NAMM '19 - Framus Diablo II Supreme X Demo with Stevie Salas

January 27, 2019
Famed sideman Stevie Salas walks us through a chic new model that includes some features from his signature Idolmaker.
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NAMM '19 - Mooer GE300 Demo

January 27, 2019
Listen to the company's new all-in-one multi-effects unit that features amp modeling, IR support, a polyphonic synth engine, and more.
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NAMM '19 - Mattisson Bass Janek Gwizdala Master Built & Standard Series Signature Bass Demos

January 27, 2019
Virtuoso bassist Janek Gwizdala jams on his brand-new namesake collaboration with luthier Anders Mattisson.
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NAMM '19 - Dwarfcraft Devices Body Mod & Treeverb Demos

January 27, 2019
Noted noisemaker Ben Hinz demos a spacy modulation machine and a shoegaze-friendly reverb.
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NAMM '19 - L.R. Baggs Align Series Chorus & Delay Demos

January 27, 2019
A smartly-designed chorus and feature-packed delay are the last effects in the company's Align series.
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