Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Articles by Shawn Hammond

Tuning Up: Six Teachers Who Changed My Life

December 20, 2011
I owe six guys a debt of gratitude for aiding me on the path to the fortunate situation I find myself in today.
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Builder Profile: Teuffel Guitars

December 20, 2011
How one of guitardom’s most forward-thinking and meticulous luthiers transitioned from traditional designs to museum-quality dream machines.
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To Stomp, or Not to Stomp

October 18, 2011
If you just hit one more pedal (or some super-ingenious combination of pedals and settings never before concocted by humankind), maybe—just maybe—aural ecstasy will ensue.
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St. Vincent: All-Star Dropout

October 18, 2011
Indie-rock Renaissance woman Annie Clark—aka St. Vincent—muses about her vintage Harmony Bobkat, her Silverface Princeton Reverb, and having the guts to leave Berklee jump-started her career and landed her new album, "Strange Mercy," at No. 19 on the U.S. Charts.
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Gretsch G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Electric Guitar Review

September 20, 2011
Made in Japan, the guitar features all the custom appointments that differentiated Harrison’s guitar from other Duo Jets of the late ’50s and early ’60s.
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Having Fun Yet? (Seriously, Are You?)

September 20, 2011
Are you having fun? In your job? At home with your friends and loved ones? In your band, in your studio, or in your other guitar-related pursuits?
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CD Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers - "I'm With You"

September 20, 2011
The great news for RHCP fans is that new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer—a longtime Frusciante friend and collaborator who toured with the band for Stadium—is an excellent fit.
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Primus: 3-Ring Circus

September 20, 2011
Primus’ Les Claypool and Ler LaLonde reveal how friendship and new tone toys helped them resurrect the most bizarre power trio of the last 25 years.
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2011 NY Amp Show: The Situation Rooms

July 19, 2011
"Premier Guitar" treks to Piscataway, New Jersey, to scope out the annual boutique-amp extravaganza.
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Banishing Gollum (or Discovering Your Inner Punk)

July 19, 2011
Have you ever noticed how the early work by many of your favorite musicians, actors, comedians, writers, and other kinds of artists blows your mind, while their later work is often less engaging and somehow lacking?
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