Exclusive: Under The Microscope – The Who’s Pete Townshend’s live rig

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On the eve of The Who’s British Summer Time show at Hyde Park, we were granted exclusive access to every inch of their live rig – read on to find out how Pete Townshend gets that sound… Teenage angst, blistering R&B, pioneering use of feedback, equipment demolition, seminal live performances, concept albums of ferocious ambition… The Who’s More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Interview: Bernard Butler – The Sound Of McAlmont & Butler

We had a chat with Bernard Butler about the release of this remastered classic… What motivated you to go back and remaster the album and give it the deluxe treatment? “A few years ago, I was alerted, More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, September 28th, 2015

How to… Record Bass

Following on from our last tutorial on recording electric guitars, this time John Pickford turns his attention to the bass… Getting a good bass sound is integral to the success of any piece of recorded music More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, September 25th, 2015

Interview: Gabrielle Aplin talks Light Up The Dark and “old guitars with stories”

If you’ve switched on your radio lately, you’ve heard Gabrielle Aplin. The English singer-songwriter with the world at her feet tells all about her collaborative new album and the “old guitars with stories” More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, September 25th, 2015

Postmodern Love – Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Journeyman Relic Stratocaster & Telecaster review

The Fender Custom Shop’s Postmodern Series cherry picks features from six decades of the company’s heritage. Chris Vinnicombe checks out a pair of electrics with vintage looks and modern, player-friendly features… It’s More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Private Collection: Martin Harley – Harley’s Street

Martin Harley is a highly-acclaimed lap steel slide player and collector of Weissenborn-style guitars. Lars Mullen pays him a visit… After years of touring the UK and abroad as a solo artist and fronting The More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

All About… Echo

Whether it’s rockabilly slapback, psychedelic feedback or crystalline delays, echo effects are fundamental to the sound of electric guitar. Huw Price tries not to repeat himself… The term ‘echo’ is often More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Hotei – Soundtrack of my Life

Hotei has sold 40 million albums in Japan. Here, he selects the most influential records in his collection. Japanese songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Hotei, formerly of Japanese rock act Boøwy, became known all More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Interview: Jared James Nichols Q&A

With his leonine locks, Jared James Nichols could be a mane attraction as he tours with Glenn Hughes this autumn. G&B chats to him about Les Pauls, Lynyrd Skynyrd and his new album. Blues-rock is a difficult More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, September 14th, 2015

Reader Boards: Ben Tansey

Sonic adventurer Ben Tansey has stocked his pedalboard with multiple flavours of fuzz, although he still pines for ‘the one that got away’. Here, he talks us through his set-up… What inspired this set-up? A More...