Orange Micro Dark review

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Orange’s latest hybrid head crams more gain than ever into a titchy package. Richard Purvis gets out his magnifying glass… Ta-daa! Orange cranked up the excitement before More...

Hartke HyDrive HCH210 500W Bass Cabinet review

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Popular for their bright clean sound, Hartke amps date back to the 1970s. Gareth Morgan looks at the company’s new 500-watt cab. Hartke Systems was established in the late More...

Fulltone Solid State Tape Echo review

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Based on the iconic Echoplex EP-3, this hotly anticipated tape delay doesn’t come cheap. Sam Atkins tries not to get too attached… Let’s square up to the elephant More...

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Private Collection: Gary Davies – Happy Anniversary

Lars Mullen meets Gary Davies, a man so enchanted by Fender’s Anniversary guitars that he resolved to write a book about them… Ever felt confused by the wealth of cool Fender More...

Letters from America – Johan Gustavsson Bluesmaster Custom 59

This beautiful Swedish-built ‘burst marries classic L.P and T-style looks with fine luthiery. Dave Hunter sings the Blues… Ifirst encountered Johan Gustavsson’s Bluesmaster More...

Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Gretsch Duo Jet

This classic rock ’n’ roller beloved of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young has a few issues but, as Huw Price discovers, it’s a super-cool vintage model… Although Roundups, Jet More...

News: J Rockett Audio Designs adds The Dude to its new Tour Series

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J Rockett Audio Designs has announced The Dude as the latest addition to its new Tour Series, The Dude is J.Rockett’s More...

NAMM 2016: Ernie Ball Music Man introduces new artist series guitars

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Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces John Petrucci, St. Vincent and James Valentine Artist Series Guitars Official More...

GBIPTECHTHINGS The March 2016 issue of Guitar & Bass is on sale from Friday 5 February

The new issue of Guitar & Bass is out from Friday 8 January! Read on to...

From The Makers of Guitar & Bass – Bowie: A Celebration

We, like the rest of the world, were overwhelmingly saddened by the death of musical pioneer...

NASHPADPIC The February 2016 issue of Guitar & Bass is on sale from Friday 8 January

The new issue of Guitar & Bass is out from Friday 8 January! Read on to...

Letters from America – Johan Gustavsson Bluesmaster Custom 59

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This beautiful Swedish-built ‘burst marries classic L.P and T-style looks with fine luthiery. Dave Hunter More...

Novo Guitars Serus T review

Dennis Fano left the company that bears his name to found Novo Guitars. Chris Vinnicombe plays the first example to land..

PRS SE 277 Semi-Hollow Soapbar

Not just for metalheads, this affordable baritone from PRS is far from a one-trick pony. Chris Vinnicombe saddles up… Although PRS..

Hartke HyDrive HCH210 500W Bass Cabinet review

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Popular for their bright clean sound, Hartke amps date back to the 1970s. Gareth Morgan looks at the company’s More...

Sandberg California II VM4 & TM5 review

Here’s a pair of new basses from German company Sandberg; one pristine, one less so… Gareth Morgan investigates It’s been two..

Six of the best… bass gigging combos

When it comes to bass combos, there are heaps of options out there. Here are some of the best ones…  ..

Fulltone Solid State Tape Echo review

fulltone-sste-front-angle Based on the iconic Echoplex EP-3, this hotly anticipated tape delay doesn’t come cheap. Sam Atkins tries not to get too..

Orange Micro Dark review

Orange Micro Dark - 8 Orange’s latest hybrid head crams more gain than ever into a titchy package. Richard Purvis gets out his magnifying glass… Ta-daa!..
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DIY Workshop – Epiphone Dot Renovation

Tom Turner’s well-used Epiphone Dot was starting to show its age, so he decided a new set of pickups and an..
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Tuition: Chord Clinic – Part 2: sus Chords

Suspended chords can create an ethereal, hypnotic feel, and are a valuable addition to your chord vocabulary. In the second instalment..
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Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Gretsch Duo Jet

This classic rock ’n’ roller beloved of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young has a few issues but, as Huw Price discovers, it’s a..

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