Read the September 2018 Issue

Articles by Jason Shadrick

Quick Hit: Vertex Effects Steel String

October 23, 2017
Does the mythic quest for Dumble-style tones culminate in this boutique box?
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Quick Hit: Arobas Music Guitar Pro 7 Review

October 1, 2017
A feature-packed, guitar-centric notation program that won’t break the bank.
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Greg Koch Livestreams from PG HQ

September 28, 2017
The Gristle King answers your questions, plays some ripping guitar, and shares the secrets of the sit-in.
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Boss MS-3 Review

September 17, 2017
A handy solution that combines pro-level switching with analog flexibility.
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Jon Stickley: Flatpicking Into the Future

September 7, 2017
Armed with a handful of road-tested tunes, a go-for-broke attitude, and a new level of chemistry, newgrass’ most progressive guitarist makes a statement with Maybe Believe.
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SNAMM '17 - Tomkat Violet Muffer, Daydreamer, Ripper & Killer Demos

August 11, 2017
Dig fuzz? Listen to a variety of different takes on classic Muff-style filth from one of Brooklyn’s up-and-coming pedal gurus.
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SNAMM '17 - Adventure Audio Power Couple, Glacial Zenith, Fuzz Peaks, Whateverb & Dream Reaper Demos

August 11, 2017
Watch this demo of some of the most forward-thinking and experimental stomps from the show.
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SNAMM '17 - Dr. Acid Effects LSDrive Demo

August 10, 2017
Listen to how a skate-inspired, one-knob pedal can evoke classic fuzz and overdrive tones.
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SNAMM '17 - Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen (JMJ) Signature Mustang Bass Demo

August 10, 2017
The legendary Beck bassist and all-around ace producer shows off his new signature model that’s based on his vintage 4-string.
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SNAMM '17 - Chroma Koda Poly Expressive Demo

August 9, 2017
Watch a run-through of an adventurous new MIDI controller that’s fully programmable and customizable.
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SNAMM '17 - Somnium Guitars Transforma Demo

August 9, 2017
Check out the company’s new modular guitar system that allows you to quickly change pickups or body style within seconds.
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SNAMM '17 - Mezzabarba Amplification Z35 Head, MZero Series Heads & Z18 Combo Demos

August 9, 2017
We look at a handful of new handwired amps from the Italian company that go from crystal clean to ear-splitting crunch.
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Live with New West Guitar Group

July 28, 2017
The virtuosic trio takes your questions, talks about their approach to gear, and plays their arrangements of tunes by Nirvana and Peter Gabriel.
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SNAMM '17 - Wampler The Doctor Lo-Fi Delay Demo

July 26, 2017
Check out Brian Wampler's latest lo-fi delay, which started out as a one-off design for country picker Brad Paisley.
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SNAMM '17 - Electro-Harmonix Hot Wax, Platform & Tone Corset Demos

July 26, 2017
Hear Mike Matthews' latest two-in-one dirt box, plus we listen to all of the company's pedals—at once.
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SNAMM '17 - Hungry Robot Monastery Demo

July 26, 2017
Listen to a hip dual-channel, polyphonic octave machine that's inspired by the timbre of vintage organs.
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SNAMM '17 - Analog Outfitters Cadet Demo

July 25, 2017
Get hip to the company's hexagon-shaped combo—made from recycled wood from Hammond organs—that cranks out 10 watts of EL84-power.
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SNAMM '17 - Classic Audio FX Space Cadet & Aloft Demos

July 25, 2017
The South Carolinians brought a pitch bender and shimmer reverb that are each equipped with a roller wheel for maximum tonal warp.
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SNAMM '17 - ToneWood Amps ToneWood Demo

July 25, 2017
Take a listen to acoustic virtouso Mike Dawes demonstrate the company's non-invasive multi-effect unit designed for acoustic instruments.
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Quick Hit: MXL DX-2

July 25, 2017
Need to swap your mic on the fly? Here’s an option designed for guitarists.
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