Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Articles by Shawn Hammond

Rivera Venus Deux Review

July 7, 2014
The Burbank amp gurus’ latest is one of the most expressive and versatile 6V6 combos available today.
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Ruokangas Mojo King Review

July 3, 2014
An immaculately crafted Finnish T-style that dishes tasty clean tones in abundance.
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Keeley Seafoam Chorus Review

June 12, 2014
Lush modulation and faux-Leslie tones that may just convert even longtime chorus haters.
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Quick Hits: Mooer LoFi Machine

June 5, 2014
Deconstruct your tone—or evoke vintage keys—with this sonic wrecking ball.
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Tuning Up: 4 “Horrible” Guitarists You Should Shut-Up and Learn From

June 3, 2014
Are you an insufferable music snob? Here’s why you should tear up your “good guitarist” checklist and broaden your listening horizons.
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Factory Tour and Luthier Interview: McPherson Guitars

May 20, 2014
Matt McPherson’s twin passions—flattops and archery—led him to revolutionizing the compound-bow industry and creating some of today’s most forward-thinking boutique acoustics.
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Tuning Up: Is Sustain Killing Cool Guitar?

April 30, 2014
Screaming holy-grail rigs are making guitar less supernatural, not more.
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Schecter Custom Shop Tour

April 8, 2014
PG visits Sun Valley, California, to go behind the scenes on how this team of skilled builders and passionate players creates the brand's USA and Masterworks guitar lines.
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Tuning Up: Slacker Science—The Case for Laziness

March 30, 2014
Forget snake oil and junk science—bask in the benefits of not giving a $#!*.
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Metal and Hardcore in 2014: Council of Steel, Blood & Bone

March 27, 2014
Guitarists from six of the hottest metal and hardcore bands on the planet—including Dillinger Escape Plan, Baroness, and Funeral for a Friend—sit down with Premier Guitar to discuss the state of metal and hardcore in 2014.
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