Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Electric Bass

1968 Fender Paisley Telecaster and Telecaster Bass

June 14, 2011
In the late 1960s, Fender decided to go straight to the heart of the popular psychedelic aesthetic, and, in 1968, the Paisley Red and Blue Flower Telecasters were born.
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Peter Malinoski

April 19, 2011
“I never wanted to make someone else’s instrument any more than I wanted to copy someone else’s painting,” says artist and luthier Peter Malinoski.
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MTD Kingston Saratoga Bass Review

February 15, 2011
The latest from Michael Tobias'' more affordable line combines familiar J bass features with newer conveniences
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Manson Guitars E-bass John Paul Jones Signature Bass Review

January 17, 2011
The JPJ is a 4-string bass with straightforward controls whose only concessions to the unorthodox are an eye-catching body and a Hipshot D-Tuner.
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The Resurrection of Uncle Bookie's Stacker

December 21, 2010
In this installment, we’ll look at what went into resurrecting and restoring the Stack Knob Jazz bass owned by Walter “Uncle Bookie” Booker.
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Hahn Model 22 Bass Review

November 16, 2010
A ''50s-style bass with boutique construction
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1976 Music Man StingRay Prototype "Old Smoothie"

November 16, 2010
One of the first Music Man instruments ever built after the CBS no-compete restriction expired
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Epiphone Zenith Fretted Acoustic/Electric Bass Review

November 5, 2010
The Zenith is an acoustic-electric semi-hollowbody at a reasonable price
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Revisiting the ’60s: Precision or Jazz?

August 17, 2010
The differences and similarities of vintage P- and J-basses are discussed.
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Rickenbacker Model 4001 Bass

July 20, 2010
A history of Rickenbacker basses, and the value of this ''70s example.
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