Samick Motherlode

December 2014

What's New

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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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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