Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Articles by Chris Kies

Book Review: "The Ultimate Metallica" By Ross Halfin

October 20, 2010
See Metallica''s career through photographer Ross Halfin''s lens.
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GALLERY: L.A. Amp Show 2010

October 8, 2010
A sampling of the cool amps, guitars, and effects on display in L.A.
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Rig Rundown - Tim Reynolds of Dave Matthews Band

October 6, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the Qwest Center in Omaha, NE, where he catches up with Dave Matthews Band's lead guitarist Tim Reynolds. In this segment, Reynolds shows us his Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier, Mesa/Boogie 4x12 cabinet, his pedalboard featuring a MXR Line Driver, Way Huge Swollen Pickle, Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, and a Moogerfooger Ring Modulator pedal. His current lineup of guitars includes a Gibson Flying V, a Gibson Les Paul Standard, and two H-S-S Strats.
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Artinger Custom Guitars

September 21, 2010
Custom archtops, hollowbodies, and solidbodies
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DVD Review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker - "Damn the Torpedoes"

September 21, 2010
A documentary covering the creation of the "Damn the Torpedoes" album from the Classic Albums series
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Machine Head's Rob Flynn Offers Reward for Stolen Gear

September 17, 2010
Theives stole Flynn''s Washburn Dimebolt, a gift from Dimebag Darrell, and a modified Ibanez.
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Rig Rundown - Social Distortion's Mike Ness & Jonny Wickersham

September 16, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Council Bluffs, IA, where he catches up with Social Distortion's Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham and they talk to us about their current live rigs and setups.

Ness' current live setup includes 70s Gibson Les Paul Deluxes (two-goldtops), a '67 Fender Bassman head going through two Marshall 1960B 4x10 cabs. The only pedal in his setup is a Boss SD-1 Overdrive. Wickersham's setup includes original '60s Les Paul Juniors and a '50s Telecaster that run through a Satellite head and two Marshall 4x12 cabs.
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Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

August 17, 2010
Premier Guitar braves record-breaking temperatures to take you inside the year’s hottest blues gathering—Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.
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J. Backlund Design

August 17, 2010
Space age designs from John Backlund
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Normandy Guitars

July 20, 2010
Jim Normandy builds solidbodies and hollowbody guitars from aluminum.
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