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By On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Electric Guitar Over £1000

The explosion in boutique guitar manufacture in recent years has not only provided well-heeled guitarists with more choice than ever, it has also put pressure on the big boys to keep highly desirable works of guitar-shaped More...

By On Monday, December 21st, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Amplifier over £1000

There can be little doubt that we’re in the midst of a golden age of guitar amplification design. Barely a week goes by without another beautiful – and often wallet-busting – high-end valve amplifier being More...

By On Friday, December 18th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Electric Guitar Under £1000

Less than a grand to spend on your latest six-string squeeze? 2015’s star performers proved to be rather more niche than we might have expected, but there’s never been a better time to add 12-string sparkle More...

By On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Amplifiers Under £1000

Though it’s easy to be seduced by the sumptuous tone machines on the opposite page, the fact is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to sound very good indeed, especially with judicious use of stompboxes. And More...

By On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Effects

Despite 2015 being hailed in these very pages as the year of the tiny pedalboard, plenty of bigger boxes have impressed us too, and it’s no exaggeration to state that we could have easily devoted half of this More...

By On Friday, December 11th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Acoustic Guitar

If all-mahogany builds were the prevailing fashion in the acoustic guitar industry in 2014, this year it’s been torrefaction, as more and more manufacturers seek to emulate the sonic properties of old wood with More...

By On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Bass Guitar

Has the guitar industry’s fixation with all things retro spread into bass territory? Though bass players tend to be more comfortable in an embrace with modernity than guitarists, some of the best basses we’ve More...

By On Monday, December 7th, 2015

Gear of the Year 2015 – Best Accessories

From tiny tuners to retrofit pickups, there has been no shortage of interesting ephemera arriving at the G&B office in 2015. Here’s a trio of simply brilliant products that represent the best of the best in More...

By On Monday, March 9th, 2015

Weapons of Destruction – High Volume Gear

The Great Backline Wars of the 1970s led to many a rock band casualty, yet Phil Harris wouldn’t have missed the experience… The inspiration for this feature came while I was trying to find a car parking More...

By On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

NAMM 2015: Line 6 Gear Unveiled

Line 6 have unleashed a range of new gear at NAMM. Read on for some of our picks and click here for more info Press Releases FIREHAWK FX WORLD-CLASS TONE MEETS iOS/ANDROID EDITING Firehawk FX is a powerful new More...