Samick Motherlode

December 2014

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Auditioning Tone Capacitors, Part II

March 11, 2008
We conclude our tone cap journey with a guide to the most common types.
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Mercury Magnetics: Epiphone Valve Jr. Mod Kit

March 11, 2008
By now, you’re probably familiar with the Epiphone Valve Jr., the tiny, low-wattage, low-budget amplifier that hit store shelves a few years back and single-handedly energized a cadre of
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Phoenix Guitar Company: The Baby Phoenix

March 11, 2008
The Baby Phoenix is a 14” lower bout, fully acoustic archtop with a single pickup. This instrument is made with a sitka spruce top, flame maple sides and back,
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Fishman AFX Pedals

March 11, 2008
Fishman set a benchmark for acoustic guitar amplification back in the stone age with the Fishman Acoustic Matrix. They’ve since held their position as one of the most prominent
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Stompbox Classics: Fuzz Face

March 11, 2008
Greetings, students of stomp. The next few installments of “Stomp School” will be dedicated to discussing the most iconic and influential pedals of all time. In most cases these
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Epiphone S-800

March 11, 2008
Dear Guitar Trash or Treasure, I am wondering if you can tell me anything about this guitar. I bought it around 1992 at a yard sale for $100, including
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Riffs: Tonetech, Nude Guitarist, Andrew Bird

March 11, 2008
Tonetech from Manchester Evening News UK''s Bill Quinn and luthier Dan MacPherson are launching Tonetech, the first online destination for those looking to build their own guitar. The website
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Fear of Flying

March 11, 2008
Don''t let airline damage happen to you!
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Selecting Speakers for Two-Rock

March 11, 2008
This month, we were able to speak with Joe Mloganoski, of K & M Analog Designs, LLC, about the process of designing Two-Rock amps and their speaker selection process.
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Tal Farlow: Reluctant Jazz Great and His Gibson Model

March 11, 2008
--> Though most TF models featured a scroll designed by Tal in the horn of the upper bout, this example from 1964 does not. This month we are celebrating
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