All About… Fuzz

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Fuzz wasn’t the first type of effect, but it’s probably shaped the sound and evolution of guitar music more than any other. Huw Price feels the buzz… Have you ever wondered what makes fuzz different from distortion and overdrive? In its purest form, the fuzzbox is intended to create square wave clipping, and technicians use this term because More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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10 of the Best Mini-Pedals

Shopping for mini and micro pedals? Here’s a selection of our favourites… 1) TC Electronic Ditto Looper Price £65 Contact www.tcelectronic.com Looping doesn’t get much more intuitive than this. 24-bit More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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Private Collections : Paul Hemmings – Mersey Paradise

During the late 80s, Liverpudlian Paul Hemmings enjoyed spells in The La’s, and later The Lightning Seeds. Lars Mullen gets a tour of his guitar collection. “This was a very creative period,” recalls More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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Six of the best… Pedal-Platform Amplifiers

So you’ve put that pedalboard together, now you need an amplifier that plays nice with stompboxes… Fender Hot Rod DeVille ML 212 PRICE £849 CONTACT www.fender.com This latest take on the popular Hot Rod DeVille More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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How to record electric guitars: 25 top tips

These days, there are more ways than ever to capture the sound of your electric guitar. John Pickford shares 25 top recording tips in our bluffer’s guide… 1) The basic sound Electric guitars are capable of More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, August 14th, 2015
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Guthrie Govan’s 10 top improvisation tips

Guthrie Govan is famed for his almost supernatural playing skills. Here, he puts pen to paper and shares 10 essential improvisation tips…  1) Think in phrases One specific way to apply the ‘speech’ More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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Luther Dickinson – Soundtrack of my Life

The North Mississippi Allstars guitarist’s record collection is a journey through rock ’n’ roll history… Luther Dickinson and his brother Cody were born into the fellowship of Memphis rock ’n’ roll. More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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Interview: Joe Satriani talks Shockwave Supernova

Just who in the world would be mad enough to play instrumental rock guitar music in this day and age? Joe Satriani tells Steve Bailey all about the flamboyant alter ego he created to help him wrestle with a question More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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Absolute Beginners: The story of early British solidbody electric guitars, part one

The solid electric was a novel idea in late-50s Britain, but in five years it went from unknown to industry staple. Paul Day charts the evolution of UK guitars between 1958 and 1962. Much has been written about More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, August 10th, 2015
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Talkbox: 10 questions with Paul Gilbert

Guitar virtuoso and founding Mr. Big member Paul Gilbert stops by and lets us in on a few secrets…   1) I couldn’t live without my… “Calluses. I need them to bend the strings and get vibrato. After More...