Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Gear

Are You in Tune?

August 19, 2009
Tuning rules from Bob Taylor to save you some headaches
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Your Signature Distortion

August 19, 2009
The difference between good and bad natural distortion in speakers
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Effects Pedals for Bass

August 19, 2009
A brief overview of the effect options available for bassists
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Rock that Bass!

August 19, 2009
Recording the best possible bass tracks for your song
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Video Review - Carvin BX500 Head & BR410 Cabinet

August 19, 2009
PG's Dan Berkowitz walks us through a video review of the Carvin BX500 and BR410 cabinet. The amp is a 500 watt, Class D head, which weighs a meager six pounds. The tiny head's dimensions are 3"x9"x14" and the preamp is a 3-stage, Class A, which features one 12AX7 tube. The front panel knobs include Contour, Bass, Compressor, Treble, Master Volume and a 9-band EQ.

The BR410 cabinet is made of a cross grain laminated multi-ply plywood and features internal bracing to eliminate cab resonance. It comes loaded with four heavy-duty, 200w 10" woofers, 1" Titanium HF driver.

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Montreal Guitar Show Electric Room Tour

August 19, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Montreal, Quebec, for the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show. In this video segment, we get a grand tour of the Electric Room guided by the show's organizer, Jacques-Andre Dupont. He shows us and introduces us to several builders on the floor including, Patrick Godin of the Godin Custom Shop, Nik Huber, Jean Lamarche, Marc Lupien and several others. Some guitars are traditional, while others are of the bizarre nature - see hockey stick guitar!

Be sure to check out the video tour of the Acoustic Room and other Luthier videos.

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Montreal Guitar Show Acoustic Room Tour

August 19, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Montreal, Quebec, for the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show. In this video segment, we get a grand tour of the acoustic room by the show's organizer Jacques-Andre Dupont. Jacques-Andre shows us several luthers, including Linda Manzer, Alan Carruth, Maurice Dupont, Edward Klein and Michihiro Matsuda.
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Rig Rundown - Clutch's Tim Sult & Dan Maines

July 28, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, at Kuma's Corner's 4th Anniversary Block Party where Clutch, Baroness and Lionize performed. In this video segment, Jordan catches up with Clutch's Tim Sult (guitarist) and Dan Maines (bassist) and talks all things gear and their new record, "Strange Cousins From the West".
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Media Preview August '09

July 22, 2009
From metal to Woodstock, upcoming videos for '09.
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Video Review: Vox Night Train NT15H Head

July 22, 2009
Jordan reviews the Vox Night Train head. The Night Train is a single-channel 15 watt head that has a switch for either Pentode (15 watts) or Triode modes (7.5 watts). Another dynamic option is the Bright / Thick switch that accentuates the high-frequency components for a clear, ringing tone (Bright) or bypasses the tone circuit to boost the gain and create a chunkier, heavier sound (Thick). Other features include 2-EL84 power tubes, 2-12AX7 preamp tubes and has knobs for Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass and Master Volume.

Click here to read the review.

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