Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Articles by Joe Charupakorn

Boss RC-30 Loop Station Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The new twin-pedal RC-30 adds new functionality and greater recording capability—up to 3 hours and 99 phrases
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Burriss Boostiest 2.5 Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Boostiest 2.5 contains the same components as the discontinued Boostiest II but with a redesigned and streamlined internal PCB and simpler graphics, resulting in a more wallet-friendly price tag
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Skreddy Pedals Lunar Module Deluxe Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Skreddy Pedals Lunar Module Deluxe inspired, in exacting—even obsessive—terms by David Gilmour’s tone on “Time” from Pink Floyd’s classic The Dark Side of the Moon.
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Modtone Effects Coliseum Reverb Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Coliseum is a single, affordable pedal that can cover everything from call-from-the-mountaintop ’verb to subtle room ambiance.
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Lotus Yellow Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Within the Yellow’s unfinished enclosure, you’ll find such top-quality components as Neutrik jacks, Alpha pots, Teflon-coated wiring, and all-analog circuitry.
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Gibson Firebird X Electric Guitar Review

October 4, 2011
If you remove any preconceived notions or expectations, the Firebird X is a pretty cool guitar, both in sound and function.
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Dream Theater: Drama Kings

September 20, 2011
Dream Theater’s twin shred deities—guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung—discuss the hoopla over founding drummer Mike Portnoy’s departure, their tendon-thrashing hand workouts, and the recording of their latest epic, A Dramatic Turn of Events.
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B.C. Rich Beginnings

September 20, 2011
How a small retail shop in L.A. morphed into becoming a builder of the most radical designs of the 1970s and ’80s—and then managed to redefine Reagan-era metal guitar.
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Interview: Anthrax - The Long Road to Worship Music

September 12, 2011
Scott Ian, Rob Caggiano, and Charlie Benante discuss the long-awaited, new studio release from Anthrax, reuniting with original singer Joey Belladonna, and how an Anthrax song comes together.
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Matt Schofield: Blues Man With No Master Plan

August 16, 2011
British blues sensation Matt Schofield says he was just following his muse when he took a trio of chances with his new album, "Anything But Time," but in the process he’s set off a 21st-century blues invasion of the highest order.
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