Paul Right Now: Paul Kossoff’s 1959 Gibson Les Paul up close

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Though Paul Kossoff died in 1976, aged just 25, his blues-rock playing and distinctive vibrato continue to influence guitarists across the globe. Steve Clarke analyses his ’59 Gibson Les Paul Standard in unprecedented detail… I was in a covers band in the late 70s and the North East of England was like a second home: we must have played every More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, July 24th, 2015
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DIY Workshop: 60s Strat Pickguard Project part two

In the second and final part of our DIY Workshop, Huw Price shows you how to give your Fender Stratocaster a sixties makeover… In part one of this project series, I identified all the components and parts More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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Reader Boards: Sam Atkins

An obsession with posting pictures and videos of his guitars, amps and pedals has seen Sam Atkins accumulate over 3,000 Instagram followers. We get the skinny on his favourite toys… What inspired this setup? “My More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
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Six of the best – Open Mic Night Essentials

Stand out from the crowd at your local open mic night with these tone and performance-enhancing essentials… G7th Performance 2 capo Details Price £29 Contact www.g7th.com To say that British company G7th More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
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Private Collection: Nick Smith – Bass Desires

It’s all about the bass for Nick Smith, with the emphasis on imaginative design and great quality. Lars Mullen visits a place where the four-string is king… Nick Smith has been a pro bass player since 2001, More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, July 20th, 2015
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DIY Workshop: 60s Strat Pickguard Project, part one

In the quest to nail authentic 60s Stratocaster tones, a set of vintage-style pickups can only get you so far. Huw Price reveals the secret ingredients and tech tips you need to make your Strat look and sound like More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, July 17th, 2015
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Interview: Dan Patlansky Q&A

Seven albums in, Dan Patlansky is finally being recognised for his superlative blues playing, and he’s been reunited with the trusty Strat he nearly lost to Hurricane Katrina, too…   South African-born More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Reader Boards: James While

Welcome to the first in a new series in which we take a look at the wild and wonderful pedals that you trample underfoot. Setting the bar rather high, here’s James While’s Cornish tone mine… We’re More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Interview: Little Barrie

How did the finest American television series of the year end up with a guitar-driven theme tune written and recorded by an indie rock band from London? Chris Vinnicombe finds out… Breaking Bad spin-off Better More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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All About… Compression

In a new series, we focus on some of the more complex areas of guitar technology, recording and playing. Andy Price kicks off with compression, one of the most misunderstood of all effects…   Is there More...