Samick Motherlode

December 2014

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1959 Gibson Flying V

January 9, 2008
Competition from other companies always pressed Gibson into coming up with some of its most innovative designs. The rivalry with Epiphone in the twenties and thirties spurred both companies
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1962 National Studio 66 Model

January 9, 2008
A great playing guitar with “Gumby” headstock and Brazilian rosewood fretboard. It’s Sea Shell Pink with a seashell-shaped pickup that sounds like a big Tele. Even the most jaded
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The Four Rs

January 9, 2008
Hello all and welcome back to The Low End. This month we’ll begin exploring the four Rs of vintage-style basses: refins, relics, replicas and reissues. But why are we
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Dissecting Distortion Pt. 2

January 9, 2008
Last month we talked about tube distortion and how overdriving a larger signal into a tube can cause it to distort. Keep in mind that these terms are often
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Ribbons 101

January 9, 2008
Let’s start this column out by taking a look at ribbon microphones and how they can help you capture some great guitar sounds. Don’t think they should just sit
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Time To Spruce Things Up

January 9, 2008
It’s a good time of year for doing some preventative maintenance on your PA gear. It seems like speaker cabinets always need touching up, problem cables need to be checked
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So You Want to Build a Guitar? Pt. 6

January 9, 2008
Cutting the nut slot and truss access. This month, we continue with day three of our build and go face up to do some routing. For those following along
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Rub a dub dub...Record in the Tub

January 9, 2008
I’m sure that at one point in your life, you have asked yourself, “How come every time I plug into my analog or digital multitrack recorder my tones really
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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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