Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Gigging Advice

Blending Bass With Acoustic Guitar

June 16, 2010
Exploring the options for accompanying an acoustic guitar on bass
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Why Not Leave Some Space?

June 16, 2010
Play less, leave space, and listen to the results
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Vintage Bass Electronics: Simple Logic for Common Issues

June 16, 2010
Is your vintage bass crackling, popping, or just plain weak? Here are some common fixes to try.
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Filling Big Shoes: What It’s Like to Have to Shred Someone Else’s Licks

June 16, 2010
Brad Gillis, Stacey Blades, Tommy Thayer, Ron Thal, and Jon Levin talk about stepping in to replace a legend
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Play Loud

June 9, 2010
Play loud, both in volume and in attitude.
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Tips for Prospective Buyers, Part 2

May 18, 2010
Etiquette to follow for a successful, stress-free purchase.
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It’s All in the Dynamics: How to Be a Great Solo Accompanist

May 18, 2010
How to accompany a singer without drowning them out.
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Exploring Nashville Tuning

May 18, 2010
A Nashville-tuned guitar completes a 12-string when doubled with a standard tuned guitar. How to do it and when to use it.
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How Many Amps Are Enough?

April 22, 2010
Do you stockpile amps for every occasion? Do you channel-switch between several amps to get the right tone for every song in the setlist? Do you use a single, versatile amp for everything and call it done?
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Practice What You Preach

April 15, 2010
Applying the lessons of previous columns to real gig situations
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