Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Gear Blog

Acoustic Soundboard: The Dos and Don’ts of DIY

June 30, 2014
Knowing how to do simple guitar-setup tasks is a good thing, but some work should be left to the professionals.
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Bass Bench: Designing a 24-string Bass

June 20, 2014
The challenges of designing an extreme extended-range instrument.
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Acoustic Soundboard: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

June 1, 2014
Larry Fishman talks about the virtual impossibility of using amplification to exactly replicate the sound of acoustic guitars.
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Vintage Vault: 1959 Gibson ES-225 TDN

May 21, 2014
A look at the most budget-conscious of Gibson’s 1950s thinline hollowbodies.
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The Recording Guitarist: Doubling Down on Riffs

May 19, 2014
Doubling your parts: art, science, or crapshoot?
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Trash or Treasure: Kay K6868 Style Leader

April 28, 2014
A reader considers selling his vintage Kay guitar, but first needs to find out what the actual model and value are.
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Bass Bench: Tuning Stability

March 21, 2014
Having problems keeping your bass in tune? Before you swap out the tuning machines, ponder a few facts.
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Rickenbacker 366/12 Convertible

March 18, 2014
Discover how this 1967 Rickenbacker 366/12 can morph from a 12-string to a 6-string with the flick of a handle.
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The Recording Guitarist: Two Mics Are (Sometimes) Better than One

March 12, 2014
Recording your amp with multiple mics can add magic and mystery—or kill your tone dead.
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Bass Bench: The Future of Bass, Pt. 2

January 10, 2014
When it comes to exploring innovation in the bass realm, how far are you willing to go?
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