Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Reviews: Videos

Wampler Pedals Brent Mason Hot Wired v.2 Pedal Review

October 3, 2012
A smooth, 2-channel overdrive with incredible touch sensitivity.
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Fender Select Stratocaster Review

July 25, 2012
With figured wood and premium features, the Select Strat is as close as you can get to Custom Shop at USA production prices.
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Champions of Chime: The EL84 Roundup

July 9, 2012
Three studio pros test nine EL84-powered amps in the 15-watt ballpark.
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Ibanez GB300 George Benson Signature Guitar Review

May 23, 2012
Outside of a few minor tweaks in body shape, neck size and pickups, the essence of the GB remains.
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Reverend Sensei RA Electric Guitar Review

May 2, 2012
Sporting the company''s innovative new Railhammer pickups (half pole-pieces, half rail), the Sensei RA represents the heavier side of Reverend''s lineup.
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PRS SE 30 Amp Review

March 9, 2012
It’s hard to separate the name Paul Reed Smith from the image and sound of his guitars. Whether it’s dreams of a deephued 10-Top or Carlos Santana squeezing the
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Fender Machete Amp Review

March 7, 2012
For players used to really big sounds, compact high-gain tube combo amps sometimes seem to demand too many tradeoffs to make the convenience and portability worth it. If you’re
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Lollar Pickups El Rayo Humbuckers Review

February 10, 2012
Jason Lollar is one of the undisputed kings of aftermarket pickups. In his workshop not far from Seattle, he crafts some of the finest, handmade Gibson- and Fender-style pickups
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65Amps Empire Amp Review

December 28, 2011
The 22-watt Empire guns for the tones produced by big British amps like the Marshall''s Superlead and JCM800 amplifiers.
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Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 E/A Guitar Review

December 20, 2011
Even though it’s based on what’s been one of the company’s biggest hits, this version uses semi-hollow body construction and a Fishman Powerbridge to expand its sonic potential.
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