Recording Your Guitar – Part 3: Loopers

In the third and final part of our recording series Marcus Leadley explores what looping can add to your guitar adventures. Strap yourselves in… Loopers are great for guitarists, because they’re hands-free – and they’ve come a long way since the days when a basic overdub function allowed you to build short mono loops. With multiple loop More...

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Recording Your Guitar – Part 2: Dedicated Recording Devices

In the second part of our new recording series, Marcus Leadley continues his look at the quickest and easiest ways to get your songs and riffs safely archived. It’s time to put those phones and apps away and find More...

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By On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Recording Your Guitar – Part 1: Home Recording

In the first part of this exclusive Guitar & Bass series, Marcus Leadley seeks out the quickest, easiest and most pocket-friendly ways to get ideas down A lot has changed since home recording went mainstream More...

By On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Rockabilly – The Complete History

Rockabilly remains rebel music, thrilling fans with stripped-down rock’n’roll hollerin’ and a bounty of twanging guitar thrills. From the ’50s to its ever-ongoing ‘revival’, Michael Stephens charts the More...

By On Monday, November 18th, 2013

Bernie Marsden Interview – Beauty Of The Beast

Add another 1959 Gibson Les Paul to the legend…, Bernie Marsden tells Michael Stephens all about his Beast ’burst, its 2013 Gibson replica and the real truth about that Eric Clapton ‘Beano’ rumour… We More...

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Marshall Amps – The Complete History

The famous Marshall sound was founded upon an amplifier built in a garden shed by a few amateur radio fanatics, and the period until 1968 became the era of the first Marshalls – the classic JTM series. Rob Stockley More...

By Steve Bailey On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

True Blue – Justin Hayward

The story of Justin Hayward’s career can be told in guitars, from his iconic Gibson 335s to Telecasters to the weird and wonderful Gizmotron. Interview by Steve Bailey Whenever you see Justin Hayward, be More...

By Richard Flynn On Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Rule Britannia: The Great British Guitar Show

UK Guitar Shows has flown in the face of the recession to provide a top day out for players and industry folk alike. Michael Heatley gets the lowdown from head honcho Jason Hunt Popular music is full of double More...

By Richard Flynn On Friday, December 21st, 2012

The Only Way Is Essex – The Ashdown Story

Ashdown Engineering is now a decade and a half old and their bass amps are used from the tiniest clubs to the planet’s hugest stadium gigs. Michael Heatley pays the company a visit There’s something More...

By Alan Clayson On Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Reluctant Hero

He might demur, but Joe Bonamassa has become a blues-rock figurehead. We pin him down on tour to talk of classic blues sounds, of Clapton and Gatton, of cutting down from a mere 300 guitars and to hear the inside More...