Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Matthew Holliman

Having rambled across the globe for a few years, Matthew Holliman recently returned to San Francisco, CA. He has a minor obsession with succulents and loose-leaf tea, and major obsessions with silicon transistors and English Bulldogs. When not touring or recording various projects, he’s likely to be found combing backwoods territories on Craigslist for the Holy Grail of guitar gear. The definition of the Holy Grail changes daily. His favorite color is aquamarine, and a few of his favorite books are Dune, Play it as it Lays, and Sometimes A Great Notion. Black licorce is his archenemy. Black Sabbath, on the other hand, rules.

ARTICLES

Amptweaker TightDrive Pro Review

November 25, 2014
The TightDrive evolves into beast of overdrive versatility.
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Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Review

September 14, 2014
This compact analog delay bubbles over with impressive modulated echo tones.
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TWA LD-02 Little Dipper Review

September 14, 2014
An expanded and modernized take on the Colorsound Dipthonizer filter.
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ZVEX Effects Super Ringtone Review

September 12, 2014
Ring modulator meets sequencer—sonic mayhem ensues!
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Mad Professor Simble Review

September 8, 2014
Can Mad Professor deliver on a Dumble-in-a-box promise?
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Wampler Latitude Tremolo Deluxe Review

September 3, 2014
A versatile and sonically expansive tremolo with a forgiving tap tempo.
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Providence Red Rock ROD-1 Overdrive Review

August 28, 2014
Built to get the best from single-coils, this overdrive excels in all settings.
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Greer Amps Lightspeed Organic Overdrive Review

August 24, 2014
Its circuit is encased in epoxy to deter copycats. Are its organics really that orgasmic?
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Electro-Harmonix EHX Tortion Review

August 19, 2014
The stompbox pioneers’ latest yields everything from mild grit to metal mayhem—with a bonus boost function to boot.
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Daredevil Nova Review

August 17, 2014
Classic fuzz tones with a little extra oomph.
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