Samick Motherlode

December 2014

What's New

Crate's New Vintage-Style Cabs for the V100H

February 9, 2008
Woodinville, Wa (February 9, 2008) -- Delivering classic tones in a thoroughly flexible amp format, Crate’s V100H head ($499.99 street price) puts a hefty amount of power and tonal options
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Riffs: Malmsteen Shreds, Guitar Rising, Vintage LP Controversy, Axes for Divas

February 8, 2008
Malmsteen Shreds from YouTube These videos have been around for a while from a couple different YouTube users, but they''re still hilarious. To be fair to Yngwie, we have
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March 2008 New Products: Just Got Back From NAMM.08

February 8, 2008
This year’s NAMM show was a monstrous affair, to be sure. Over four days in mid-January, more than 88,000 people found their way to the Anaheim Convention Center in
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All Star Guitar Night: Pete Anderson

February 8, 2008
In an industry where the internet and fickle audience interests can make or break you in a matter of days, it seems there are a lot of almost-musicians trying
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All Star Guitar Night: Ladd Smith

February 8, 2008
For those of us who spend our days interviewing rock stars, Ladd Smith is a curious creature in the music business. Growing up in his family’s shop, Argill’s Music
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All Star Guitar Night: David Grissom

February 8, 2008
For being an in-demand session and touring player who has lent his skills to an ever-growing list of artists, David Grissom is remarkably low key. Working with artists like
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Doing it for the Kids: Music for Life Alliance

February 8, 2008
During NAMM’s party-packed Saturday night, one of the top draws was Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night, featuring a cavalcade of talented guitarists including David Grissom, Lawrence Juber, Monte
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Carvin SH550

February 8, 2008
The Carvin SH550 Carved Top is a semihollowbody masterpiece. The guitar’s sculpted top is highly figured curly flamed maple; the back of the body and neck are made with
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Dissecting Distortion Pt. 3

February 8, 2008
In last month’s column, we looked at images of sound waves with and without distortion. I’d like to examine those photos again for some more analysis. In Figures 1
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1955 Fender Stratocaster

February 8, 2008
This guitar features a one-piece ash body with birdseye maple “D” shaped neck and clocks in at eight pounds. The neck and trem spring cavity are both dated “7-55”, and
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