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

The First Burst

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 Chris Vinnicombe & Joe Supple With Summer NAMM 2016 just hours away, what better way to kill time in Music City than to have an audience with one of the most significant More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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, Huw Price gets his screwdriver out… More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, June 13th, 2016

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 what makes him tick… Although rock More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, June 10th, 2016

Dan Patlansky Top 10 Tips

With face-curling licks and monster tone, Dan Patlansky is one of a new breed of superlative blues guitarists. Here, he gives us his top tips… 1 Dig deep for an earthy tone “Obviously, I’m using tube More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Ones To Watch – Blaenavon

20’s plenty for Hampshire trio… Hampshire’s Blaenavon have wasted little time in making an impression. All three members are only 20, but the band have been turning heads in the US and Europe, landing More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Private Collection: Mark Neary – Neary Man

Mark Neary is an experienced session bassist and engineer, having worked with the likes of Noel Gallagher and Adele. Lars Mullen checks out his collection… “In an ideal world, if you were thinking about More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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 example… Although most of us probably call these guitars Les Paul Juniors, More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

All About… P-90s

Vintage PAF humbuckers may get all the plaudits, but many tone experts consider the P-90 to be Gibson’s greatest ever pickup. Huw Price explains why… Meet the ancestors Gibson didn’t come up with the P-90 More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, May 27th, 2016

Gibson Custom’s True Historic Les Pauls in depth

Gibson’s Nashville Custom Shop produces some of the most desirable electric guitars on the planet. We venture inside to find out why the company thinks its new True Historic series guitars are the best Les Paul More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Talkbox – The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston

The frontman of Nashville’s country-fried Southern rockers The Cadillac Three tells all… 1 I couldn’t live without my… “For the band, it’d be lap steel. Kelby [Ray] is covering the bass and More...