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 has won him legions More...

Bernie Marsden Interview – Shine On

Bernie Marsden talks to Michael Stephens to reveal all about his first solo album in 15 years, aided by famous friends both new and old. Photography by Mike Prior In sports, More...

Anna Calvi Interview – Lady Grinning Soul

Anna Calvi – the mercurial vocal powerhouse that utilises the guitar as a sonic paintbrush, through which she paints a cinematic world of intensely passionate music, has More...

Andy Summers Interview – Around and About

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Andy Summers is back in unexpected fashion, with big songs and big riffs. Interview by Michael Heatley. Photos by Dennis Smith and Dylan Knight At 71, Andy Summers is in 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 guided 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...

25 Ways to Upgrade Your Stratocaster – Part 2

We continue with the second helping of tips to fundamentally improve your Fender Stratocaster for the better… 17: Saddles Most of the changes that were instigated 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 of Texas More...

Guitar & Bass Magazine Vol 25 No 12 Is On Sale Now!

The new issue of Guitar and Bass magazine is on sale Friday 1st August, this month we’ve got a guide to that More...

John 5 To Play Livestream Concerts

Iconic riff-machine John 5 is to stage an innovative lifestream concert to promote his latest record...

Ufnal Guitars Launches

Ufnal Guitars, based in Poland,  are the latest small company to evolve into a full-blown guitar...

Orange Unveil Starter Pack

Orange Amplification have revealed an all-in-one guitar pack aimed at newcomers to guitaring. The pack includes...

Godin Richmond Empire P90 Review

All the way from Canadee-i-o, a nicely-priced take on the redoubtable and time-honoured slab-of-mahogany-plus-two-P90s More...

Schecter USA Custom Shop Hollywood Classic Review

The recipe is familiar, but if you’re looking for custom shop quality and tone at a fair price you’re on the..

Vigier Excalibur Thirteen Review

If you fancy adding a French accent to your vocabulary of guitar sounds then the Vigier Excalibur Thirteen has panache and..

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 More...

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,..

Brian May Bass Review

Even if the inescapable Queen association doesn’t appeal to you, the Brian May Bass is still a refreshing ’60s-inspired medium-scale instrument...

Electro Harmonix Crying Bass Wah/Fuzz Pedal

Companies like Sola Sound made combination wah/fuzz pedals in the early ’70s, and it looks as if the breed is not..

Two-Rock Coral 40W Combo Review

Is your search for tone and performance leading you away from the world of mainstream amps and into the mysterious territory..

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: Finger Food

These major scale arpeggios will carry you all over the fingerboard. Ready? Let’s go… An arpeggio is the first, third and..

Never Left Behind – Vintage Left Hookers

As a lad Phil Harris saw the left-hand fork in the road and turned right instead, but vintage left-hookers are very..