Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Articles by Joe Charupakorn

Builder Profile: Chase Tone

April 6, 2012
When it comes to hardcore authenticity in vintage gear replicas, no one tops Kyle Chase— a lone-ranger builder who says he can hear the difference between stranded and solid-core wire in his Marshall-, Vox-, and Fender-inspired amps and pedals.
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Flying Colors: Shredding Stereotypes

April 6, 2012
Supergroup Flying Colors breaks boundaries with its self-titled debut.
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Source Audio Programmable EQ Pedal Review

April 6, 2012
The Programmable EQ is more than just another run-of-the-mill tool for fiddling with frequencies.
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DigiTech iStomp Pedal Review

March 26, 2012
The iStomp can be virtually any pedal with downloadable effects from DigiTech''s iOS-based library.
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Interview: Meshuggah's Mårten Hagström on "Koloss"

February 29, 2012
Although "Koloss" might be more accessible than past works, guitarist Mårten Hagström says it contains some of their most complex compositions to date
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Keller Williams: Low-End Loop Master

February 10, 2012
One-man jam band Keller Williams reveals the trick to avoiding pesky loop drift, and tells how playing with the string cheese Incident inspired him to dive headlong into bass on his new reggaetrio album.
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Lamb of God: No Barriers

February 10, 2012
Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Willie Adler talk about their favorite Boogie heads, developing upstroke wallop, and how their love of Hendrix and Billy Gibbons informed their diverse new album, Resolution.
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Visual Sound Dual Tap Delay Pedal Review

January 10, 2012
With the Dual Tap Delay, Visual Sound successfully integrates digital and analog technology and brings two delays together in one unit with a master tap tempo.
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Animals as Leaders: A Different Breed

January 10, 2012
Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes—Animals as Leaders’ jaw-dropping dualguitar team—live up to their name and create a new progressive-rock beast by cross-breeding jazz, classical, and metal techniques in a way that simultaneously blows your mind and defies the genre’s stereotypes.
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3 Monkeys Virgil Amp Review

January 10, 2012
Virgil is a 30-watt, two-channel, 6V6-powered amp based on the Hiwatt-meets-Marshall BW119 that 3 Monkeys designed for Whitford in 2006.
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