Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Rig Rundown

Rig Rundown: Counting Crows’ David Bryson

June 25, 2014
The band's cofounder David Bryson describes how he carves out sonic space in a triple-guitar assault.
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Rig Rundown: Oz Noy

June 18, 2014
Born in Israel with a Stratocaster in his hand, this NYC transplant takes jazz to the Land of Oz.
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Rig Rundown: Brent Mason

June 11, 2014
Nashville studio ace shows it’s more about chops than gear.
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Rig Rundown: Trivium

June 4, 2014
Florida metal quartet goes ampless.
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Top 5 Bass Rig Rundowns

May 28, 2014
Witness the gear of the low-end gods—from Flea’s massive Gallien-Krueger rig to Juan Alderete’s bountiful boutique board, Tom Petersson’s drool-worth collection, Billy Sheehan’s dual-output Yamaha, and Roger Waters' iconic black P bass.
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Rig Rundown: Third Eye Blind's Kryz Reid

May 21, 2014
3EB's lead guitarist shows a beautiful mix of vintage and modern axes and extreme redundancy in the amp and pedalboard department.
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Rig Rundown: Volbeat's Rob Caggiano and Anders Kjølholm

May 14, 2014
The Danish fusers of metal and rockabilly talk about custom axes, cabs, pedals, and glow-in-the-dark fretmarkers.
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Rig Rundown: Carlos Santana

May 7, 2014
The legendary guitarist keeps things simple with his signature PRS guitar, a few pedals, and some lustworthy amps.
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Rig Rundown: Chevelle

April 30, 2014
This alt-metal power trio proves that one focused, low-tuned guitar, pounding drums, and inventively effected bass can sound as huge live as a band rocking multiple guitars and keyboards.
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Top 5 Blues-Rock Rig Rundowns

April 23, 2014
Witness the gear of the gods—from Jeff Beck’s trem setup to Eric Johnson’s ’57 Strats, Warren Haynes’ arsenal of Gibsons, Sonny Landreth’s pedalboard tricks, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Dumble.
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