Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Artists

Rig Rundown - Social Distortion's Mike Ness & Jonny Wickersham

September 16, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Council Bluffs, IA, where he catches up with Social Distortion's Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham and they talk to us about their current live rigs and setups.

Ness' current live setup includes 70s Gibson Les Paul Deluxes (two-goldtops), a '67 Fender Bassman head going through two Marshall 1960B 4x10 cabs. The only pedal in his setup is a Boss SD-1 Overdrive. Wickersham's setup includes original '60s Les Paul Juniors and a '50s Telecaster that run through a Satellite head and two Marshall 4x12 cabs.
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Shred Guitar Roundtable: Rusty Cooley, Oli Herbert, Mike Orlando, and Jeff Beasley

September 10, 2010
Shredders lend five licks with video, tab, and description for this mega-lesson
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Rig Rundown - John Mayer

September 9, 2010
Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Tinley Park, IL, where she goes onstage and checks out John Mayer's current live setup with the help of legendary guitar tech Rene Martinez (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince, Mick Jones).

In this segment, Rene walks us through John's amps (Dumble Steel Stringer, Two-Rock John Mayer Signature, and Fender Bassman), his cabinets (Alessandro 2x12s with Celestions), his effects (including Eventide TimeFactor, a Boss GE-7 Equalizer, an Ibanez TS-10 Tube Screamer Classic, a Roger Linn AdrenaLinn III Beat-Synced Filter Effects Processor, a Korg Toneworks G4 Rotary Speaker Simulator, a Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive, a small Analog Man Comprossor, an original Marshall Bluesbreaker, a Keeley Electronics Katana Clean Boost, a MXR M-108 10-band EQ, a Roger Linn AdrenaLinn Groove Filter FX-Amp Modeling-Drum Box Processor, a Roger Linn AdrenaLinn II Beat-Synched Filter Effects Processor, a Way Huge Aqua Puss Analog Delay, and an additional Eventide TimeFactor), which is anchored by a custom Bob Bradshaw switching system and controller. Rene even shows off some of Mayer's 40 guitars he currently has on tour.
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Interview: Charlie Hunter - Life in the Pocket

September 3, 2010
Hunter discusses his latest album, "Public Domain" the importance of drumming and the pocket, why he doesn''t listen to modern music, and changing tunings with his Jeff Traugott 7-string.
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September 2010 Media Preview

August 17, 2010
Don’t Shoot! I’m the Guitar Man, Stones in Exile, Classic Albums: Paranoid
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Zen Guitar for 22nd Century ... and Beyond

August 17, 2010
Four tradition-flouting guitarists—Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, and Rangda’s Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny—offer tips on how to take your playing into the future by freeing your mind, hands, and 6-string from the confines of orthodox guitarisms.
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Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

August 17, 2010
Premier Guitar braves record-breaking temperatures to take you inside the year’s hottest blues gathering—Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.
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Sitting in with Tim McGraw Sideman Darren Smith

August 17, 2010
Tim McGraw''s guitarist talks to Rich about his career and his gear.
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Interview: Paul Gilbert - Mr. Shred-Jangles

August 17, 2010
Long dogged and annoyed by the “shred” epithet, Paul Gilbert uses engrained jangle-pop sensibilities, deft tone selection, and jaw-dropping licks to prove he can’t be pigeonholed— even on an all-instrumental album like his new Fuzz Universe
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GALLERY: A Year at the Iridium Without Les Paul

August 12, 2010
In year after Les Paul''s death, a diverse array of talented guitarists took the stage on Monday nights to fill in with the Les Paul Trio. Photographer Frank White shares his images of some of the performers.
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