Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Gear Blog

The Pickup Story, Part III: The Road to the Humbucker

December 17, 2009
Setting the record straight about how and when hum-canceling pickups turned up
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Two Letters about … Well, Twins!

December 17, 2009
Two Fender Twin Reverb owners pose questions about their speakers
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Your Tone Formula

December 17, 2009
How understanding why speakers distort can make all the difference in crafting your tone.
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So, What Would Kevin Do? (Part I)

December 17, 2009
Kevin answers the question, “What do you look for when you buy a vintage bass?” from a collector''s perspective
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5 Tube Tips

December 17, 2009
Tips to help you get the most out of your tubes
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Gear Addiction Recovery, Step 2: Your First Amp

December 9, 2009
Your first amp - was this where your tone obsession began?
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Chasing Down Noise Problems

November 23, 2009
Chad''s at his wit''s end with a noise issue, when the teeny-tiny solution presents itself.
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A Glossary of Basic Stompbox Terms and Concepts

November 18, 2009
GAS, Unobtanium, Blues Doctor, Cork Sniffer, Waiting List and other oft-referenced gear terms defined.
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Exploring the Other Side

November 18, 2009
How to go acoustic if you''re an electric player, or go electric if you''re primarily acoustic.
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The Pickup Story, Part II: De Armond Guitar Microphones

November 18, 2009
The history of the De Armond pickups found in early Guild, D''Angelico, Epiphone, and Martin guitars, among many other brands.
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