Read the September 2018 Issue

Articles by Jason Shadrick

NAMM '18 - EVH 5150III 50W 6L6 Head Demo

February 6, 2018
Eddie’s latest iteration of his 5150 line includes 6L6 tubes and better handling of individual gain and volume controls.
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NAMM '18 - Blackstar Unity Bass Series

February 6, 2018
After years of requests, the British amp builders release a line of power-packed bass combos.
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NAMM '18 - Spector Legend Classic, Bantam4 & Timbre Jr

February 6, 2018
Watch a demo of three new—and completely different—models from one of bassdom’s most revered names.
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NAMM '18 - Empress Zoia Demo

February 6, 2018
A wickedly cool modular approach to coaxing otherworldly sounds out of your axe.
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NAMM '18 - Eastman T64/V & SB59/v GB

February 6, 2018
The California outfit highlights a P-90-packed hollowbody and a beefy solid body.
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NAMM '18 - Alvarez FYM66HD

February 6, 2018
Thanks to a newly discovered stash of 50-year-old wood, the company’s latest model feature some dynamite Honduran mahogany.
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NAMM '18 - Teisco Fuzz, Delay & Boost

February 6, 2018
Listen to a handful of new stomps that feature ’60s-inspired styling.
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NAMM '18 - Harmony Silhouette, Rebel, Jupiter & Series 6 Amps

February 6, 2018
The revitalized brand is back with a trio of new guitars and amps packed with hip retro vibes.
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NAMM '18 - Heritage Guitars Standard Series & Golden Eagle Custom

February 6, 2018
Kalamazoo’s finest shows off some modern takes on classic designs and an immaculate jazz box.
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NAMM '18 - Line 6 HX Effects

February 6, 2018
Check out the elegant new option that lets you use Helix effects with a traditional amp setup.
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NAMM '18 - Abasi Guitars 2018 Guitar & Bass Prototypes

February 6, 2018
Listen in as Tosin Abasi and luthier Frank Falbo walk through the inspiration and plans for their ergonomic line of guitars and basses.
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NAMM '18 - Way Huge Pork & Pickle Demo

February 3, 2018
Jeorge Tripps' first bass-oriented pedal combines two of his classic guitar effects into one box—with added low-end tweakability.
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NAMM '18 - Bourgeois Guitars Large Soundhole OM & Generation Series

February 2, 2018
Dana B. applies a larger soundhole to his previous OM outline in a design inspired by Tony Rice's road-ravaged flattop. Plus, we see a stealthy new take on the dreadnought formula.
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NAMM '18 - Collings Guitars I-30 LC, 02H 12-Fret T & Parlor 1 T

February 2, 2018
Blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher works out the Texas outfit's newest double-cutaway hollowbody, while we also learn about several classy new flattops.
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NAMM '18 - Breedlove Guitars Concertina

February 2, 2018
The Oregon-based crew unveils a new body shape that aims for a bigger sound in a guitar even more comfortable to play than a parlor.
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NAMM '18 - Fender Hot Rod IV Amp Series: DeVille 212, Blues Junior & Pro Junior Demos

February 1, 2018
Get a taste of three of the updated tube combos that all street for under $1k.
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NAMM '18 - Chase Bliss Thermae & Condor Demos

January 30, 2018
Sonic scientist Joel Korte unleashes a pair of radical tone shapers that offer warping delays and an EQ/filter pedal that can radically shift your sound.
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NAMM '18 - Charvel Satchel Signature Pro Mod DK Demo

January 28, 2018
A shred machine so over-the-top it could only belong to Steel Panther's Satchel.
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NAMM '18 - JHS Bonsai 9‑Way Screamer Overdrive Demo

January 28, 2018
The Tube Screamer's history is as varied as the players who use one. Take a listen to the company's nine-in-one tribute to the green wonder.
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NAMM '18 - Tsakalis AudioWorks Phonkify & Galactic Modulation Demos

January 28, 2018
A fun and funky envelope filter along with a rather interesting modulation machine that produces some compelling combos.
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