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...

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...

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...

Blackstar Amplification Release Insider Update

Blackstar Amplification have announced a new version of their Insider software, the update includes Super Wide...

Northern Guitars Present – The Leeds Bradford Guitar Show

This year sees the eighth year of the Leeds Bradford Guitar Show, check out all the...

Fender Acoustic Custom Shop Release Tom Petty Singnature Model

The Fender Acoustic Custom Shop has just released the limited edition Tom Petty Kingman dreadnought, designed...

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 latest More...

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 recipe. Review by Richard Purvis Description: Solidbody..

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..

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...

TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Review

Find you don’t repeat yourself enough these days? Well, get yourself some vintage-inspired echo with modern tweakability. Review by Marcus Leadley..

Ashdown MAG Rootmaster RM-220 Bass Amplifier Review

The 220W Rootmaster head has a trad solid-state power section and all-new drive, compression and sub bass features. Review by Gareth..

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 – Cherry On The Cake

For any kid who ever pressed a nose against a guitar shop window, there’s one colour that soars above all others...