Summer NAMM 2016: Blackstar Amplification announces Special Edition HT Club 40 Deluxe

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#SummerNAMM2016: Blackstar Amplification has debuted its Special Edition HT Club 40 at this year’s Summer NAMM. The Special Edition HT Club 40 boasts stylish new aesthetics More...

Summer NAMM 2016: Taylor Guitars announces updates to 700 Series, 800 Series, 400 Series & Special Edition Quilted Maple 214ce-QM Deluxe

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#SummerNAMM2016: Taylor has announced a redesign of its 700 Series, as well as the addition of the new 800 Deluxe Series and Rosewood 400 Series models to its range. The American More...

Summer NAMM 2016: DigiTech announces the Nautila Chorus/Flange pedal

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#SummerNAMM2016: DigiTech has debuted its Nautila Chorus/Flange pedal. Allowing you to dial in “never before heard tidal swirls or soothing rhythmic waves”, the More...

The First Burst

G&B meets the First Burst at Carter Vintage in Nashville

A close encounter with the First Burst – the first known 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard in sunburst – at Nashville’s Carter Vintage Guitars Story Chris Vinnicombe | Pictures More...

25 Fender Telecaster tips, mods and upgrades

For some players, Leo Fender’s plank was perfect from the get-go. The Tele also happens to be one of the best modding platforms in all of Guitardom. Not for the first time, More...

Interview: Eric Church – Church Of Rock

Country-rock crossover artist? Outlaw country star? Call him what you will, Eric Church has made hay with a commercial sound that’s a huge draw Stateside. G&B finds out More...

Danelectro ’59M Spruce & ’64 review

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Danelectro guitars offer cool, quirky tones and retro looks at reasonable prices. Marcus Leadley tests a pair of new models… As More...

Bourgeois Piccolo & D-Custom review

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The Pine Tree State of Maine is home to premium acoustic maker Bourgeois. Huw Price tests the Piccolo Parlor and More...

TACIMSGBN The July 2016 issue of Guitar & Bass is on sale from Friday 3 June

The new issue of Guitar & Bass is available from Friday 3 June. Read on to find...

TBHMSI Guitar & Bass Classics – The Gretsch Bible is on sale now

Click here to order new issue of G&B Classics, out now! It don’t mean a thang...

GNBJUNMS The June 2016 issue of Guitar & Bass is on sale from Friday 6 May

The new issue of Guitar & Bass is available from Friday 6 May. Read on to find...

Danelectro ’59M Spruce & ’64 review

Guitar & Bass June 2016-13

Danelectro guitars offer cool, quirky tones and retro looks at reasonable prices. Marcus Leadley tests a pair More...

Fano Standard JM6 review

Masters of bespoke boutique go ready-made. Chris Vinnicombe finds out if the Fano experience is alive and well in the new..

Gretsch Players Edition & Vintage Select Edition review

It ain’t nuthin’ but a G twang as Chris Vinnicombe checks out a couple of contrasting new takes on old classics..

B&G Big Sister bass review

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Israel’s B&G Guitars turned heads with its awesome Little Sister six-string last year. Rod Fogg meets More...

Italia Maranello Z review

Trev Wilkinson’s eye-catching Italia basses have found favour with the likes of Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky Wire. Gareth Morgan puts the..

Hartke HyDrive HCH210 500W Bass Cabinet review

Popular for their bright clean sound, Hartke amps date back to the 1970s. Gareth Morgan looks at the company’s new 500-watt..

Fender Bassbreaker 007 & 15 review

Guitar & Bass June 2016-26 “A new breed of sound that words can’t describe,” says Fender. This might be the shortest review that Chris Vinnicombe has..
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25 Fender Telecaster tips, mods and upgrades

For some players, Leo Fender’s plank was perfect from the get-go. The Tele also happens to be one of the best..
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Chord Clinic: Powerchords – Two note tricks

Remove the third from your chords and you get the appropriately named powerchord, a staple of rock, punk and pop music...
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Vintage Bench Test: 1956 Les Paul TV Model

The TV Model was Gibson’s response to Fender’s Telecaster – a simplified classic. Huw Price takes a look at a near-mint ’56..

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