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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Six-String Samurai! Looking back on 2013, and onwards to 2014…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Six-String Samurai! Looking back on 2013, and onwards to 2014…

Dec 23, 2013

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again!! It seems like just yesterday that I was thanking you guys for seeing us through our first year, but here it is again! It’s been a bit of a mixed bag for me this year. I moved to a new city, started a new day job, and before I knew it, most of my year had been sucked up by work. You all know how...

Line 6 bought over by Yamaha?!

Line 6 bought over by Yamaha?!

Dec 21, 2013

CALABASAS, CA – 20.Dec 2013 – Yamaha Corporation and Line 6, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement for Yamaha to acquire Line 6, a leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for musicians. The acquisition expands Yamaha’s portfolio of modeling guitar processing products as well as pro-audio equipment, and offers new and exciting opportunities for...

New for 2014 – PRS Marty Friedman Signature Model!!

Boy, PRS have been busy! Hot on the heels of the announcement of the new high gain ARCHON amp, I got this press release in my inbox this morning:   PRS Unveils Revered Metal Guitarist Marty Friedman Signature Model (STEVENSVILLE, MD) December 18, 2013 – Paul Reed Smith Guitars is proud to welcome Marty Friedman – one of the most celebrated lead guitarists...

High-Gain: PRS Guitars Introduces the Archon Amplifier

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) December 17, 2013 – In the world of high-gain amplifiers, modern players demand aggressive overdriven tones and ample headroom with sparkling cleans. The new PRS Archon amplifier offers all of the above in a high-design 100/50-watt package (via a half-power switch). Greek for “ruler” or “lord,” the Archon has already earned the endorsement of...

NEW Mesa Boogie King Snake – Mark I Reissue!!

In 1971 at the crossroads of Vintage and Modern amplified guitar sounds stood two pioneers, Randall Smith and Carlos Santana, and the little amp that could… the Boogie®. The passion, creativity and dedication of these two artists intersecting at that revolutionary time in music history can only be called fate, and the resulting impact on the guitar’s...

Lava “TightRope” Solderless Cables – so easy even a doofus can do it!

Lava “TightRope” Solderless Cables – so easy even a doofus can do it!

Dec 2, 2013

That doofus is me, by the way. Sure, I can replace a pickup and do relatively minor things like that… but every time I’ve tried to completely rewire a guitar from scratch, I’ve failed miserably, and have always had to go crying to a friend/tech to fix it. Plus, you know, burnt fingertips are never fun. For that reason, I usually shy away from...

Artistic license or just plain bad customer service??

Artistic license or just plain bad customer service??

Dec 1, 2013

Almost four months ago I ordered some Strat pickups from an “up and coming” boutique winder. I scored them at a discount through one of their email newsletter offers, so I was stoked! I was told that the wait time would be about 8 weeks, which seemed reasonable enough for that sort of thing. Money changed hands via PayPal, I sent through some...


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