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GIVEAWAY – Positive Grid JamUp Plug!!

GIVEAWAY – Positive Grid JamUp Plug!!

Aug 24, 2014

  Giveaway time!! We recently hit 1250-odd friends on Facebook, and as a thank you to old and new supporters of the website alike, we’re teaming up with Positive Grid NZ to give YOU the chance to win the nifty little tech toy known as the JamUp Plug. In this day and age, your iThing can do almost anything – and making music is no exception....

GIVEAWAY: Von Hotch METALLI REGUM Picks!

GIVEAWAY: Von Hotch METALLI REGUM Picks!

May 18, 2014

It’s been way too long since we did a giveaway, so it’s time to fix that right in the face! Von Hotch Custom Picks Are traditional picks too wimpy and not rigid enough for your high speed shredding needs? Are you so heavy metal that you need a PICK that’s made out of metal as well?! You’ve come to the right place. A little while ago I...

Win A Buddy Blaze Vivian Campbell ‘Lightning Storm’ Shredder!!

Do you want to win a sweet guitar? You have to like two pages on FB, but hey – you like free stuff, right? If so, read on for details! Buddy Blaze Guitars has joined forces with Seymour Duncan and Floyd Rose to give away a very special guitar: The Buddy Blaze – Vivian Campbell 25th Anniversary Shredder VC-II / LS modeled after the historic guitar...

12 Gauge Microphones Giveaway – We Have a Winner!!

12 Gauge Microphones Giveaway – We Have a Winner!!

Feb 4, 2013

First of all, thank you all SO much for your great entries into the 12 Gauge Microphones giveaway that we ran in January to kick off 2013! The response was amazing, and we got some really great replies, some of which had us cracking up. Here are a few of my favourites: Tmcb  I intend to record myself doing One Direction covers with an Indian accent and a...

Let’s Kickstart 2013 with a Giveaway – 12 Gauge Microphones!

Let’s Kickstart 2013 with a Giveaway – 12 Gauge Microphones!

Jan 7, 2013

I realized that we haven’t done a giveaway in awhile – time to change that, loyal Samurai fans, and what better way to kick off 2013?? What we’re giving away this time is a small diaphragm condenser made by the fantastic Brad Martin at 12 Gauge Microphones. They’ve developed something of a cult following in the recording community,...

Line 6 vs Soldano – the big reveal! And Crunch channel clips!

Line 6 vs Soldano – the big reveal! And Crunch channel clips!

Oct 29, 2012

Welcome back! So last week, we did a blind A/B comparison between the new Line 6 POD HD500 model based on the Soldano SLO100′s Overdrive channel, and an ACTUAL Soldano SLO100. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out here. We did 4 clips in total, with the Line 6 gear panned to one side, and the SLO100 panned to the other, and asked you to...

Soldano SLO100 vs POD HD500 + Competition!!

Soldano SLO100 vs POD HD500 + Competition!!

Oct 21, 2012

That’s right bitches! Line 6 has finally issued the update that lets you, the HD500 owner, have access to not one but THREE new amp models based on the legendary Soldano SLO100. The models you get cover the Overdrive, Crunch and Clean channels (in that order of importance to me, haha). The Soldano SLO100 is a modern classic that has set the standard for...

Radian Guitars: P-Basses are Loaded

Radian Guitars: P-Basses are Loaded

Aug 29, 2012

It’s time for our very first review of the four-stringed persuasion!! One of NZ’s most prominent custom guitar builders, Ash Customworks, approached Six-String Samurai to do a review of the very first Radian P-Bass. If you haven’t heard about them, Radian Guitars are sort of a semi-custom offshoot of Ash Customworks – largely comprised...

Marshall AFD100 – Win the Apocalyptic Love Ltd Edition Fan-Pack!!

Marshall AFD100 – Win the Apocalyptic Love Ltd Edition Fan-Pack!!

Jul 22, 2012

  When I heard Appetite for Destruction for the first time, it destroyed my mind. I was young, and sure I’d been indoctrinated into the world of rock somewhat by listening to a bunch of Queen records, but this was something altogether different. It was raw, it was frenetic, and the songs sounded like the most primal expression of rock n roll...


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