Samick Motherlode

December 2014

What's New

Amptweaker TightDrive Pro Review

Amptweaker TightDrive Pro Review

November 25, 2014
The TightDrive evolves into beast of overdrive versatility.
The Recording Guitarist: Dances with Compressors

The Recording Guitarist: Dances with Compressors

November 25, 2014
Compressors are easy to understand but often difficult to use. These tips can help.
Eastwood Guitars Introduces the Link Wray Tribute Model
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Eastwood Guitars Introduces the Link Wray Tribute Model

November 24, 2014
The new model features a graphic tribute to "The Father of the Power Chord" by artist Vince Ray.
Black Veil Brides’ Jinxx and Jake Pitts: Brides of Bob

Black Veil Brides’ Jinxx and Jake Pitts: Brides of Bob

November 24, 2014
The hair-metal revivalists recruit legendary producer Bob Rock for their shred-emo release, Black Veil Brides IV.
Fishman Releases the ToneDEQ Preamp and Neo-Buster Pickup

Fishman Releases the ToneDEQ Preamp and Neo-Buster Pickup

November 24, 2014
The Neo-Buster combines the Neo-D single-coil pickup with a feedback-fighting soundhole cover.
On Bass: The Wrecking Crew—Basses You Need to Get the Job Done

On Bass: The Wrecking Crew—Basses You Need to Get the Job Done

November 24, 2014
Though seasoned bassists can coax a variety of tones from a single instrument, sometimes it’s necessary to bring an arsenal.
Esoterica Electrica: Bending to Your Will—The Simple Little Rod, Pt. 2

Esoterica Electrica: Bending to Your Will—The Simple Little Rod, Pt. 2

November 23, 2014
Ponder the pros and cons of common truss-rod designs.
Future Rock: Open Season on Open Strings
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Future Rock: Open Season on Open Strings

November 22, 2014
From bluegrass to metal, you can’t underestimate the power of the open string.
Livid Guitar Wing Review

Livid Guitar Wing Review

November 21, 2014
The wireless MIDI controller digital guitarists have been waiting for.
Visual Sound Unveils the V3 Route 66 American Overdrive

Visual Sound Unveils the V3 Route 66 American Overdrive

November 21, 2014
The overdrive is based on the classic Reverend Drivetrain circuit developed by Bob Weil and Joe Naylor.