Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Articles by Brian Tarquin

Geoff Gray - Far & Away Studios

April 9, 2008
One of my mentors in studio recording was a wonderful guy named Geoff Gray who owned Far & Away Studios in New York. I remember graduating from the Center
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Zakk Wylde - Wylde Child

March 11, 2008
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Zakk Wylde replaced the late, great Randy Rhoads in Ozzy Osbourne’s band. Even though there were a couple of
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Eric Johnson’s NASA Tone

February 8, 2008
The man who needs no introduction to the world of guitar and outstanding tone: Eric Johnson. The first time I heard Eric was back in 1985 when he did
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Industrial Amps Rock 120

January 9, 2008
Today it seems as though there’s a boutique amp manufacturer around every corner. Don’t get me wrong – boutique amps aren’t a bad thing, but a great many of
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Channeling the Guitar Hero - Doug Doppler

January 9, 2008
Favored Nations’ artist Doug Doppler is now a certified guitar hero through his involvement with the PlayStation 2 video game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the ‘80s. Doppler became part
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Joe Satriani - Creating the Engine

December 11, 2007
Most people think of Joe Satriani as a shredder, but in fact he released an album back in 2000 entitled Engines of Creation, which blended electronica with rock guitar
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Andy Timmons - Creating Killer Tone

November 9, 2007
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and speaking with Favored Nations’ guitarist Andy Timmons to discuss the recording techniques of his latest Andy Timmons Band release, Resolution. For
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Stanley Clarke - Bass In Your Face

October 10, 2007
Our guest in this month’s column was referred to as a legend by age 25 years old. He is also a noted music composer, orchestrator, conductor and performer for
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Steve Vai, the Bulgarian Blaze

August 8, 2007
Brian catches up with Steve Vai to chat about his new track, "Freak Show Excess."
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Billy Sheehan - Shy Boy at LaMoures

July 11, 2007
Keeping TABS on a Bass Legend
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