Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Gear Blog

So, What Would Kevin Do (Part 2)

January 14, 2010
Kevin discusses his outlook on purchasing as bass player
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Get To Know Your Bass Amp, Part 2

January 14, 2010
More steps to become acquainted with your bass amp: improving your cables, balancing your levels, and backing off the EQ.
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Putting the Hex On: the Postmodern Pickups

January 14, 2010
The past and future of hex pickups.
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10 Steps to Gear Bliss

January 14, 2010
How to get the gear you want while maintaining a happy marriage.
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Aria Pro II “Herb Ellis” Model TE 175: Prototype or First Production Model?

January 14, 2010
An Aria Pro II Herb Ellis model shows up with serial #1. Is it a prototype or first model?
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Doing Your Homework, Part 1

January 14, 2010
The quick method of getting to know your gear.
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Gear Addiction Recovery, Step 3: What You Value

January 7, 2010
Steve lays down a challenge: tally up your purchases of the past year, see what you haven''t used in six months and clean house.
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A DIY Tool for Tuning in Loud Environments

December 22, 2009
Stress no more about tuning acoustic guitars in loud venues. You can make this tool with extra parts you have lying around.
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Happy New Gear (Recession is Over, If You Want It)

December 17, 2009
Think you can''t afford any new gear? Think again. Tom tells you how to position yourself for gear acquisition success.
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Today’s Acoustics: Tradition vs. Alternative Woods

December 17, 2009
Tradition, renaming alternative tonewoods and where all of that Brazilian keeps popping up from.
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