Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Articles by Shawn Hammond

Quick Hit: EWS Little Fuzzy Drive

November 16, 2014
A solidly built, dual-mode stomp that packs explosive dB levels and corpulent fuzz into a tiny box.
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Tuning Up: It’s Okay to Get in the Magic Van

November 10, 2014
How do you know when you’re rehashing the past rather than recapturing its essence?
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Gretsch G5620T-CB Electromatic Review

October 19, 2014
A Gretsch semi-hollow for high-gain fiends.
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Tuning Up: The Most Underused Effect in Your Arsenal?

October 13, 2014
Next time you find yourself lusting after yet another piece of gear, try this experiment.
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Quick Hit: Nordstrand NVT A3 Pickups

October 12, 2014
T-style pickup set with addictive textural quality that sets it apart from many vintage-style units.
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Neunaber Wet Mono Reverb Review

September 21, 2014
This studio-quality reverb in a box is a piece of cake to operate.
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Tuning Up: Doing It Wrong Feels So Right

September 15, 2014
Why challenging conventional guitar wisdom is our last true frontier.
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The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner: Ripping in the Darkness Wild

September 12, 2014
The garage-surf mastermind dissects his assbackward pedalboard and talks about how Z-Boys and Pearl Harbor inspired the irresistible fuzzed-out melodies on the Danish duo’s new album, Pe’ahi.
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Dot Hacker: Psychic Friends Network

August 25, 2014
Red Hot Chili Pepper Josh Klinghoffer and former Gnarls Barkley guitarist Clint Walsh talk about their chance meeting and the toys/tools used to create the gaze-prog fever dreams on their two new Dot Hacker albums, How’s Your Process (Work) and How’s Your Process (Play).
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Summer NAMM '14 - Big Ear N.Y.C. Chaka Octave Fuzz Demo

August 14, 2014
See and hear pedal builder Grant Wilson's newest LED-based fuzzbox.
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