Samick Motherlode

December 2014

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Ask Amp Man: Can My Fender Amp Sound More Like a Marshall?

July 31, 2014
Modding a ’80s Fender Concert for JTM-style tones.
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Summer NAMM '14 - ValveTrain Charleston HP and Brandywine Demos

July 30, 2014
See and hear demos of VT's new bass amp head and a head derived from the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe circuit.
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Vintage Vault: Late-’70s Mesa/Boogie Mark I and Mark II Combos

July 28, 2014
Travel back in time to celebrate the birth of high-gain guitar amplification.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Michael Dolsey Designs 700 NT 2SC and AT15 Tube Amp Demos

July 24, 2014
See and hear a Korean-made 6-string and 1x10 combo that's equipped with onboard spring reverb and tremolo.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Devilcat Amplifiers Jimmy Jr & CMG Guitars Bubba Blue Demos

July 23, 2014
See and hear a new 6L6-powered combo and sexy singlecut solidbody in action.
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Rivera Venus Deux Review

July 7, 2014
The Burbank amp gurus’ latest is one of the most expressive and versatile 6V6 combos available today.
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Boom Boxes: 5 Amps That Define the Music We Hear—and the Gear We Play

July 3, 2014
These game-changing amplifiers helped create the sounds of rock ’n’ roll.
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The Mean 18: British-Style 18-Watt Amp Kits from Mojotone and Tube Depot

July 1, 2014
We built two killer Marshall 18-watt amp clones from kits. Which sounds best? Which was more fun to make?
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Dr. Z Amps Introduces the Therapy

June 27, 2014
A modern spin on a 6L6-based design.
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Undervalued Gear: The Gibson Les Paul Junior GA-5 Amplifier

June 26, 2014
Classic vintage amps typically come with hefty price tags. But if you know what to look for, you might find a bargain hiding in plain sight.
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