Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Premier Blog

Tuning Up: Slacker Science—The Case for Laziness

March 30, 2014
Forget snake oil and junk science—bask in the benefits of not giving a $#!*.
Read More

Guitar Shop 101: The Guitarist’s Essential Toolkit

March 28, 2014
Here’s a description of the tools you need to handle routine maintenance tasks.
Read More

On Bass: Covering Your Basses

March 25, 2014
If you’re serious about playing bass for a living, it’s important to be intimately familiar with a number of different musical styles.
Read More

Ask Amp Man: From Silverfaces to Silvertones

March 24, 2014
Making sense of the external speaker jacks on vintage Fenders—and resurrecting a cool old Silvertone.
Read More

Vintage Vault: 1967 Rickenbacker 366/12 Convertible

March 18, 2014
Discover how this 1967 Rickenbacker 366/12 can morph from a 12-string to a 6-string with the flick of a handle.
Read More

State of the Stomp: Top 10 Pedal Picks from NAMM 2014

March 17, 2014
The coolest new pedals selected by a stompbox industry insider.
Read More

Last Call: Out of Hand

March 16, 2014
Is now the time to deal with gear dependency?
Read More

Mod Garage: Exploring the Tele Pickup Palette, Pt. 2

March 14, 2014
Before you replace your Telecaster’s bridge pickup, it’s important to understand the commonly available designs, how they differ, and what sonic purpose each serves.
Read More

Esoterica Electrica: The Incredibly Smart and Simple Strat

March 13, 2014
What is it that makes the Stratocaster so special?
Read More

The Recording Guitarist: Two Mics Are (Sometimes) Better than One

March 12, 2014
Recording your amp with multiple mics can add magic and mystery—or kill your tone dead.
Read More