Private Collection – Bass Odyssey

Lovingly assembled by a puppet of indeterminate species, this month’s Private Collection is merely a ‘greatest hits’ selection of one of the coolest, largest and most impressive groups of basses we’ve seen in a long while. Lars Mullen has the story… Not all our Private Collection subjects fancy the idea of having their names spread More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Private Collection: Royal Flush

When it comes to the game of guitars, Tee Kay is holding one of the best hands Guitar & Bass has seen in a good long while – a rare and tasty line-up of blue-chip archtops, thinlines and solidbodies. Lars More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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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 – and some of them hardly cost a bean… There More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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25 Ways to Upgrade Your Stratocaster – Part 2

We continue with the second helping of tips to fundamentally improve your Fender Stratocaster for the better… 17: Saddles Most of the changes that were instigated at Fender by the CBS management were More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Private Collection: Reverse Gear

Mikey Demus is the left-hooker riff merchant with dub metallers and festival favourites Skindred, and he’s got a strong penchant for the soldering iron and the spraycan. Interview by Lars Mullen For most More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Private Collection: Sonic Explorer

Marillion founder member Steve Rothery has gathered a well-honed selection of instruments to cover the many sounds of the band’s lengthy career and also to inspire his many collaborations and solo projects. Interview More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Whammy! The Complete Guide to Tremolo

From crude bolt-on devices for archtop guitars of the ’30s to the transposing Steinberger TransTrem of the ’80s, the tremolo has become an indispensable part of what we do. Michael Heatley tracks the story of More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Guitar Workshop – Guitarists Get Fit!

Tight shoulders, pains in the arms… is your body letting you down? Here’s physiotherapist Marion Turner with some exercises designed to help you fine-tune your mortal shell for a long and rewarding playing career… Anyone More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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The Heritage 80 Series – Back to the Future

Gibson rediscovered its Les Paul Standard mojo with the Heritage 80 series, forerunners of the reissues you see today. Michael Stephens investigates the story of what some believe is a new vintage classic Even More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Private Collection – Western Stars

Quitting the capital and never looking back, Al Rideout carved a new musical life in the south-west. Lars Mullen pays him a visit to view the tools of the trade Alan Rideout arrived in Cornwall nearly 40 years More...