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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

PG Jams: The Allman Betts Band

June 13, 2019
Devon Allman and Duane Betts sit down to discuss their shared history, life as the offspring of Southern rock royalty, and play songs from their forthcoming album, Down to the River.
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Quick Hit: Carl Martin Comp/Limiter Review

June 7, 2019
Go from Nile Rodgers to Lowell George with this simple comp.
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Mark Lettieri’s Fearless Funk

May 23, 2019
How one of the funkiest guitarists on Earth graduated from Silicon Valley backyard parties to Snarky Puppy and Madison Square Garden, and how he made his new album, Deep: The Baritone Sessions.
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Quick Hit: Xotic Super Sweet Booster Review

May 8, 2019
A dynamic boost that is way more than a one-knob wonder.
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PG Jams: Zach Myers of Shinedown

April 30, 2019
The guitarist powering one of modern rock's biggest acts shares stories of his early days as a blues kid in Memphis, how he crafts arena-rocking riffs, and what he got wrong on his first signature model.
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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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