Samick Motherlode

December 2014

What's New

Maggie Björklund: Visions of Longing and Light

Maggie Björklund: Visions of Longing and Light

November 27, 2014
The Danish pedal-steel songstress talks about 10-strings, Jack White, and her masterful new album, Shaken.
Staff Picks: We Have Contact!

Staff Picks: We Have Contact!

November 27, 2014
Ahhh … first loves. Miss May I’s Justin Aufdemkampe joins the PG staff in remembering our first encounters with the world of guitar.
Rig Rundown: Mastodon (2014)

Rig Rundown: Mastodon (2014)

November 26, 2014
The prog-metal juggernauts’ setup epitomizes straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll.
Line 6 Releases the AMPLIFi TT
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Line 6 Releases the AMPLIFi TT

November 26, 2014
The AMPLIFi TT provides a way to record over USB to Mac, PC, or iOS with low-latency monitoring.
DigiTech Releases the Mosaic Polyphonic 12-String Effect Pedal
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DigiTech Releases the Mosaic Polyphonic 12-String Effect Pedal

November 26, 2014
The Mosaic utilizes advanced polyphonic pitch shifting and “intelligent” doubling algorithms to approximate the sound of a 12-string.
Amptweaker Introduces the Blues Fuzz
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Amptweaker Introduces the Blues Fuzz

November 26, 2014
The pedal excels in getting cleaner tones, thanks to the auto-bias built into the fuzz control.
Eventide Unveils the H9 Max
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Eventide Unveils the H9 Max

November 26, 2014
The unit comes bundled with 45 effect algorithms and over 500 factory presets.
Kemper Amps Releases Signature Rig Pack from Ace of Skunk Anansie
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Kemper Amps Releases Signature Rig Pack from Ace of Skunk Anansie

November 26, 2014
The Rig Pack features 26 studio profiles and is available free of charge.
Black Cherry Introduces the Hollow Point Intonation System

Black Cherry Introduces the Hollow Point Intonation System

November 26, 2014
Hollow Points can reduce the time it takes to set intonation down to as little as 15-20 seconds per string.
Headbangers Brawl: Four Metal Machines for $750 or Less Reviewed

Headbangers Brawl: Four Metal Machines for $750 or Less Reviewed

November 26, 2014
B.C. Rich, Blakhart, EVH, and PRS prove you can get heavy—and surprisingly refined—on a budget.