Samick Motherlode

December 2014

What's New

Pedal Troubleshooting & Maintenance 101

October 13, 2008
Greetings fellow pedal lovers of the world, welcome back to “Stomp School.” This month we’re going back to basics with some simple troubleshooting and maintenance tips that will keep your
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Review: Baden A-Style Acoustic

October 13, 2008
The Baden a-style is modern and minimal
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1959 Fender Custom Telecaster #40771

October 13, 2008
In mid-1959, Fender introduced lavishly appointed new versions of its original solidbodies — the Telecaster and Esquire. The models were named “Custom Telecaster” and “Custom Esquire” (perhaps influenced by
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November 2008 New Products

October 13, 2008
Parker Acoustic Bass PAB40 Parker promises that the PAB40, an acoustic/electric bass, gives a new level of quality and sound to a performance bass. Utilizing the same groundbreaking body
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Weathering the Dry Season

October 13, 2008
I hope you all had a very nice summer doing all the things you enjoy this time of year. Here in Minnesota it’s beginning to really feel like fall. The
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Troubleshooting Tube Amps

October 13, 2008
Although I’ve never repaired amps for a living, I have repaired a lot of amps through the years. I get a lot of questions e-mailed to me from amp-repair novices
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Vintage Bliss: A Storyteller's Collection

October 13, 2008
This story begins with a little boy receiving a pawn shop Gibson archtop from his uncle. That’s when a love affair began that is still strong today.
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Review: Carl Martin Octaswitch

October 13, 2008
The Carl Martin Octaswitch brings a measure of organization to a cluttered field of pedals
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A Day in the (Tour) Life

October 13, 2008
Checking out of hotel in Aarhus, Denmark Photo credit: Lynn Stroud The question I’m asked most often is, “What’s it like on tour? What do you do with your
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Chris Mahoney - Whole Lotta Guitar

October 13, 2008
New York guitarist Chris Mahoney sent me his self-released CD, Rebirth, about a year and a half ago. Though just a pup in the guitar scene, his debut displayed
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