Samick Motherlode

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Set ‘Em Up and Knock ‘Em Down!

January 9, 2008
Over the years many people have asked me how to set up a guitar. The unusual aspect of this question is the amount of fear and trepidation it accompanies.
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Classic Gibson Amps

January 9, 2008
Hey Zach! I’ve got a Gibson Les Paul GA-40 amp and I’m looking for some information. I’ve done some research, but I can’t find much information other than some
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Refinishing a ‘60s Blonde Tele, Pt. 2

January 9, 2008
Welcome back to another day in our refinishing department as we continue restoring a 1960 Fender Telecaster to its original blonde finish. Last month we applied the vinyl sealer,
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Being George Benson, Pt. 2

January 9, 2008
Welcome back to the world of George Benson! Anyone who has seen the fairly new George Benson DVD, The Art of Jazz Guitar, is reminded of Benson’s virtuosic jazz
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Speaker Selection, According to Zinky

January 9, 2008
In our continuing series on speaker selection, we’ve talked with numerous amp builders about how they view the role of speakers within their designs. This month I spoke with
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Tube Amp Tune-Up

January 9, 2008
Just like your car will eventually sputter to a halt and die if you never change the oil, your amp will eventually develop problems if you neglect to devote
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Channeling the Guitar Hero - Doug Doppler

January 9, 2008
Favored Nations’ artist Doug Doppler is now a certified guitar hero through his involvement with the PlayStation 2 video game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the ‘80s. Doppler became part
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A Short History of DIY Effects

January 9, 2008
Greetings, fellow pedalphiles! This month we’re going to discuss do-it-yourself effects and their influence on the current stomp scene. Pedals are more popular now than ever before, but this wasn’t
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Promo Tour Journal

January 9, 2008
As soon as Sheryl Crow had completed her latest album, Detours, due to hit the stores and download sites February 5, 2008, we immediately began preparation for promoting the
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Solder Like a Pro

January 9, 2008
Given the DIY nature of this issue, I thought it would be appropriate to address good soldering technique. Because we have a limited amount of space, I won’t talk too
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