Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Gear Blog

Custom or Boutique?

February 4, 2013
LEFT: For an instrument to be boutique, it should be in some way personal. MIDDLE: Mike Sabre builds basses with passion. This is his new Dominique Di Piazza Signature
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Designing and Ordering a Custom Guitar, PT. 2

February 4, 2013
Prized for its beauty, koa possesses tonal characteristics similar to mahogany when used as a back and sides wood, and is one option to consider when planning your custom
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It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World

February 4, 2013
If you’re even marginally into guitar gear, you won’t have any trouble envisioning the vast conceptual chasm that opened before us when we decided to do a series of
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Private Domain: The Sound Ethics Laboratory

February 4, 2013
Today’s increasingly sophisticated technology is making it easier and easier to identically duplicate the sound of a particular manufacturer’s instrument, amp, or effect. Once cloned, who then really owns
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Addressing Home-Studio Hums

February 4, 2013
I’ve received a flurry of questions from readers lately, so for this month’s column, I thought I’d share my responses to a handful of them in hopes that we can
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NAMM 2013 Editors' Picks - Day 4

January 27, 2013
PG editors Shawn Hammond, Charles Saufley, and Rich Osweiler pick their favorites from the last day of the show.
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NAMM 2013 Editors' Picks - Day 3

January 26, 2013
PG Editors pick their top gear from the third day of NAMM.
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NAMM 2013 Editors' Picks - Day 2

January 25, 2013
PG Editors pick their top gear from the second day of NAMM.
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NAMM 2013 Editors' Picks - Day 1

January 24, 2013
PG editors Shawn Hammond, Charles Saufley, Rich Osweiler, and Rebecca Dirks pick their favorites from the first day of the show.
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Wenge: The New Brazilian?

January 9, 2013
I prefer woods that are “live,” regardless of their grain, figure, or color.
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