April 2020
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

Cole Paradrive - homepage

This Overdrive Has an Identity Crisis—In a Good Way

March 27, 2020
A top-notch driver built around a powerful parametric EQ. The PG Cole Music Co. Paradrive review.
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EHX 5MM - homepage

Electro-Harmonix 5MM: The Premier Guitar Review

March 4, 2020
It’s only 2.5 watts, but this pedal-sized amp could save the day.
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red beard red mist - homepage

Looking for Skindred Guitar Tones in a Box? This Pedal Might Be for You

February 5, 2020
Reggae-metal guitarist Mikey Demus and ThorpyFx's Adrian Thorpe help create a dirt pedal dripping with tonal possibilities. The PG Redbeard Effects Red Mist MkIV review.
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ehx

Electro-Harmonix Mod 11 Modulator & 5MM Power Amp Demos | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
Check out the company's immeasurably deep modulation machine and a handy pedal-sized power amp.
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orange

Orange Bass Butler & Little Bass Thing Demos | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
Want the flexibility of a dual-amp bass rig without the doctor bills? Here's an oversized stomp that gives you a wealth of different routing options.
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crazy tube circuits

Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V, Space Charged V2 & Splash Update Demos | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
Listen to a hip take on a Magnatone-style circuit, plus the company's most popular pedals get updated with new features and tones.
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mooer

Mooer GE250, GE300 Lite, A7 & D7 Demos | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
The company's flagship line of amp modelers expands with a pair of new models that also include Tone Capture.
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nux

Nu-X Effects Mighty Plug Demo | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
This rather small plug offers amp modeling, effects, Bluetooth, and recording-interface capabilities—all for $60.
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spiral

Spiral FX Red Spiral Drive Channel & Brute Fuzz Demos | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
Tom Cram's latest builds include a versatile fuzz that covers both silicon and germanium tones, plus a collaboration with Shoe Pedals.
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Keeley

Keeley Electronics Eccos Delay/Looper Demo | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
After a year of revisions, Robert Keeley's DSP-based echo box is here, replete with looping, expression control, and much more.
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Jackson Audio

Jackson Audio Golden Boy, El Guapo, & Modular Fuzz Demos | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
Listen to a trio of new stomps including Joey Landreth's signature overdrive and an incredible modular octave fuzz.
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mayones

Mayones Aquila Demo | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
Aaron Marshall from Intervals joins us to rip some riffs on the company's new line of high-end shred machines.
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NAMM 2020

NAMM 2020 Editors' Picks

January 21, 2020
After four exhausting days of scouring the halls of NAMM, we present you with a collection of gear that stood out from the pack.
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greer

Greer Royal Velvet Demo | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
The sound of vintage AC-style amps is in the air with Nick Greer's latest British-inspired pedal.
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chase bliss

Chase Bliss Audio CXM 1978 Automatone Demo | NAMM 2020

January 20, 2020
Built in collaboration with Meris, this futuristic reverb dishses out nearly any kind of soundscape you could imagine.
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morello

Fender Tom Morello Signature Strat and Player Series Lead II & III Demos | NAMM 2020

January 19, 2020
One of Tom Morello's most iconic guitars becomes available to the masses, while the company reissues a cult classic.
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ibanez

Ibanez Premium RG1121PB Demo | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
This sleek shred machine offers high-end features for a reasonable price.
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danelectro

Danelectro 59 Deluxe, 64 XT, 3699 Fuzz, Back Talk, & Roebuck Demos | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
Dig into the sounds of a pair of retro-flavored guitars along with a vintage-style octave-fuzz, a wacky reverse delay, and an updated version of a cult classic overdrive.
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fishman

Fishman PowerTap Earth Demo | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
Acoustic virtuoso Marcin Patrzalek gives us a jaw-dropping demo of the company's expansive new pickup system.
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mythos

Mythos Pedals Lark & Susmaryosep! Demos | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
Two famed YouTube personalities—R.J. Ronquillo and Rhett Shull—rip through demos of their new collaborations with builder Zach Broyles.
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