Samick Motherlode

December 2014

What's New

Playing Tone Hide and Seek

March 11, 2008
Have any of you noticed lately that there has been an awful lot of chatter everywhere from message boards to guitar shops about how critically important components on your
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Sounding Your Best

March 11, 2008
Products like NTI’s AL1 Acoustilyzer can now put powerful audio analysis and testing tools directly in the palm of your hand, and are perfect for finetuning your PA system.)
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Confessions of a Pots Dealer

March 11, 2008
Pots are an oft-misunderstood component, so I thought we’d discuss them this month since they’re used in almost all guitars. They do wear out or break occasionally and need
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Promo Tour Journal, Cont.

March 11, 2008
We’re in the thick of a promotional tour with Sheryl Crow for the release of her new CD, Detours. We do quite a few acoustic performances both for radio
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Is Print Dying?

March 11, 2008
In an ever-changing, continually progressing digital world filled with various forms of multimedia marketing, some seem to believe that the role of print continues to be in question. In a
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Speaking of Distortion...

March 11, 2008
This month we will examine an aspect of distortion that has a substantial amount of control over our sound because it is the last physical component before the signal
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1958 Les Paul Goldtop

March 11, 2008
This gold beauty belongs to Ray Bellizia of Whirlwind Music Distributors. Ray bought the guitar in 1974 from a butcher shop. Two years later, it was snatched from the stage
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Delay Shootout: TC Electronic, Eventide and EH

March 11, 2008
Every now and then, similar enough products are released within a short enough span to provide us with the opportunity to do a proper shootout. Recently, three major manufacturers
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Variac Vacillation

March 11, 2008
I have a question about Variac transformers. I want to experiment with them, but my main distortion comes from a rackmounted Rocktron Piranha preamp with 12AX7 tubes and several
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The Four Rs - Relics and Reissues

March 11, 2008
Welcome back to The Low End. The research for these columns went fast and I have to say that I actually learned a thing or two. I got to
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