Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Gear Blog

Humbuckers and Mini-Humbuckers

April 21, 2009
Looking beyond the standard humbucker to the mini-humbucker, Firebird hubucker and the Johnny Smith humbucker
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Tone Tips Q&A: Tackling Noise

April 21, 2009
Peter Stroud answers reader questions on cutting down hum and noise in your rig
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1996 Martin D-40QM

April 21, 2009
A unique maple-back Martin dreadnought that projects like no other
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1966 Gibson L4C Clean Up

April 21, 2009
A 1966 Gibson L4C is great condition, other than a layer of dust and grime.
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Effects Loop Issues

April 21, 2009
Issues with an effects loop in a Soldano and feedback in a Mesa Boogie F-50 ran with pedals
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Stratocaster Modding Q & A

April 21, 2009
Dirk answers reader questions about modifying Strats
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The Endless Quest for Distortion

March 20, 2009
A brief history of the different avenues guitarists go down in their quest for distortion.
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Yamaha SG2000

March 17, 2009
Zach takes a look at a great-playing and valuable Yamaha SG2000
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Speakers: The Ultimate “Amp Mod”

March 17, 2009
Why switching speakers can be the tonal upgrade you''re looking for, and how to make sure you end up with what you''re looking for.
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Five Rules of Touring Bass Players

March 17, 2009
Five tips to help you succeed in the music industry
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