Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Articles by Adam Perlmutter

Joel Kosche: Smashing Young Man

May 17, 2011
Joel Kosche talks about how persistence and ambition paved the way from dead-end gigging on the Atlanta circuit to becoming the guitar tech—and then the main axe man— for the chart-topping rock band Collective Soul. Plus, he gives us the lowdown on his go-to studio amps—which he designed and built from scratch.
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Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Goldtop Electric Guitar Review

May 9, 2011
For those with thinner billfolds, Epiphone has released a special version of Gibson’s Bonamassa model—retailing for less than a fifth of the price and limited to 1,000 instruments.
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Cole Clark Hollow Baby P-90 Electric Guitar Review

April 25, 2011
An Australian semi-hollow S-style with dual P-90s
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Brian Setzer: The Thrill Is Anything But Gone

April 19, 2011
Brian Setzer breaks down his love-hate relationship with vintage Gretsches and the roots that fed the dizzying array of styles—from bluegrass banjo to archtop jazz and rockabilly revelry—on his new album "Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!"
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Henman Rocka Guitar Review

April 19, 2011
The gold-painted Rocka is equipped with twin Seymour Duncan humbuckers and an optional Skyway bridge.
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Duff McKagan: Appetite For Construction

April 19, 2011
Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan talks about cleaning up, going to business school, taking over guitar and singing chores with his band Loaded—his longest-running band ever— and what it was like to record their sneering, hook-laden new album "The Taking" with producer Terry Date.
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TV Jones Model 10 Electric Guitar Review

April 14, 2011
A single-cutaway solidbody with a Bigsby and TV Jones Custom Wound pickups
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Interview: Rory Block - When a Woman Gets the Blues

April 4, 2011
Rory Block chats with Premier Guitar about her blues education, beloved Martins, and her compositional process.
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Fender Road Worn Player Series Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

March 23, 2011
The Player Series Tele marries vintage look and affordability with modern features
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Al Di Meola: Consequences of Chaos

March 15, 2011
Fusion maestro Al Di Meola talks about discovering the sonic delights of Dumble amps, shedding his shred mentality, and the joys of recording his new album "Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody."
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