Jack Bruce: 1943 – 2014

It’s with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Jack Bruce this weekend.       As we’re sure you all know, Bruce found fame in the iconic and hugely influential Cream More...

John Illsley – Soundtrack of my Life

The vinyl selections of the one-time Dire Straits bassist and now successful solo artist are all about great writing and playing guitar for the song… Bassist John Illsley More...

Joe Bonamassa – Soundtrack of my Life

Expecting just blues? Joe’s pick of country, jazz, folk rock and hardcore funk may surprise you… If Eric Clapton was to follow through on that recent threat to retire, More...

John 5 Interview – Careful With That Axe!

The former Marilyn Manson guitar-player-in-chief is now a successful solo artist, as well as the lead guitarist with Rob Zombie for nearly a decade. His intense, intricate fretwork More...

Relic Guitars – The Age of Discovery

Judging by the Guitar & Bass postbag, the subject of pre-aged guitars generates as much interest and controversy as ever. The majority of letters on the subject preach allowing More...

Born in the USA – Rickenbacker HQ

In Santa Ana, California, there’s a family business which makes guitars and basses with a style and a sound quite unlike any other. Join Lars Mullen as he gets the complete More...

25 Ways to Upgrade Your Fender Stratocaster

How can you improve a guitar that’s been described as already close to perfection? Huw Price has 25 ways to make your Fender Strat play and sound better than ever before – More...

Guitar & Bass Magazine Vol 26 No 1 Is On Sale Now!

The new issue of Guitar & Bass Magazine is on sale Friday 5th September, and this month we’ve got a brand new interview More...

Guitar & Bass Magazine Vol 25 No 11 is On Sale Now!

The new issue of Guitar and Bass magazine is on sale now, this month we’ve got a huge guide to the legacy More...

Squier Release the Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster

Squier have unveiled their latest axe, the very cool looking Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster. Read on...

Maxon Announce Release of OD8O8X Pedal

Maxon have just announced the released the OD8O8X Overdrive Extreme. The pedal is based on the...

Fender Release Adam Clayton Bass

Fender have just unveiled the Adam Clayton bass, the signature model of U2′s four string wonderkid....

B3 Phoenix Driftwood Review

Mixing vintage guitar designs is all the rage, and this USA-built custom puts the Big F and the Big G in a blender More...

Revelation VTX63 Review

On the surface it’s 100 per cent 1960s and Vox-tastic, but under the skin lie a different vibrato and three new..

Fender Custom Shop ’60s Heavy Relic Stratocaster Review

Fender’s Relic project is just a year shy of 20 years old. So now we’re used to them, how do the..

Elrick E-Volution Gold 4 Bass Review

All the way from Chicago, a hand-hewn active four-string bass for those looking for that extra dollop of quality. More...

PRS SE Kingfisher Bass Review

PRS has been making basses sporadically since 1987, but with the new SE models they’re committed to the big time. Review..

Brubaker Brute Series MJXSC-4 Review

Modern single-cut bass designs have a longer body which aims to stiffen the neck and reduce deadspots. How does the new,..

MXR Bass Preamp Review

Solve your tonal problems by jamming this neat and well-equipped preamp into the front end of your amp. Review by Gareth..

Rivera Jazz Suprema 112 Review

Big, beautiful cleans may be under-represented in today’s amp market, but this Rivera is aiming to put that right. Review by..

Beat The Buzz – Guitar Recording Workshop

Is it really possible to eliminate all those annoying hums, buzzes and pops from your recording setup? Yes, it is –..

Guitar Techniques – Fingerboard Freedom

We’ve worked thataway; now we’re going to be working thisaway. Puzzled? Read on… Last time involved a couple of variations using..

Vintage Guitars – Guitars Gibson Should Never Have Made

Any guitar maker with a 100-year history is going to drop clangers from time to time. Sid Bishop looks at the..