Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Articles by Rick Wheeler

Four on the Floor

October 13, 2008
I’ve had a number of opportunities to sample overdrive pedals from all around the world, and here are four that have made quite an impression on me. Though not as
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Heads Up When You’re Hooking Up

September 9, 2008
A basic rundown for all those seeking basic amplifier and resistance knowledge and tips.
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Distortion: Riding The Wave

August 15, 2008
Two types of distortion explained
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Lots of Strings Attached

July 10, 2008
I love my six strings, I really do. I never pine for more, not even a seventh. In fact, most of us are okay with six, but some people just
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Wood Eye? Big Ears

June 10, 2008
The joke, of course, goes something like this. A man loses an eye and can’t afford a realistic glass replacement, so he gets a wooden eye and becomes self-conscious and
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World Class (but not world famous) Luthiers

May 12, 2008
A look at four lesser-known artists of the custom guitar
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Les Is More and So Is Leo

March 11, 2008
I recently presented a seminar for high school students interested in becoming guitar technicians and luthiers. As you can imagine, these hungry, young minds had all kinds of preconceived
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Bypass Surgery

February 8, 2008
True bypass loop pedals can keep your effects from harming your tone. You’re getting concerned about your tonal health. When you visit your local health professional you find out
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Set ‘Em Up and Knock ‘Em Down!

January 9, 2008
Over the years many people have asked me how to set up a guitar. The unusual aspect of this question is the amount of fear and trepidation it accompanies.
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Silly to Serious: Top 10 Tech Questions

December 11, 2007
Over the years I’ve encountered countless questions during my time on the gig, particularly during set up and tear down. I believe there are no stupid questions – if
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