Absolute Beginners: The story of early British solidbody electric guitars, part two


In part two of the British-built solidbody electric story, Paul Day documents the golden era enjoyed by UK companies during the early 1960s. Last month’s article looked at the small selection of solidbody electrics built in Britain during the late 50s, but the amount of choice increased considerably when the guitar group boom began in earnest in More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Six of the best… Bass Gigging Accessories

Arm yourself with these bass essentials before you hit the gigging circuit. It’s a jungle out there… Hercules GS415B Stand PRICE £39.99 Contact herculesstands.co.uk In the debate between A-frame or tripod More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

How To… Record Acoustics

Capturing the essence of the humble acoustic guitar can be a tricky task, but our bluffer’s guide will make a record producer out of you in no time… Life would be a lot simpler if there was one perfect More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Foo Fighters 1999 Dave Grohl interview, unseen pictures

With Foo Fighters imminent return to the UK this weekend, we wind the clock back to Dave Hunter’s 1999 G&B interview with Foo Fighters and show you previously unseen images from the James Cumpsty shoot More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

DIY Workshop: Build your own Pedalboard

If none of the pedalboards on the market float your boat, it’s fairly straightforward to make your own – and save a few pennies into the bargain. Huw Price puts on his woodworking apron and safety goggles… In More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Interview: Bill Wyman on his musical beginnings

Rhythm King and ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman thrums bass and takes lead vocals on Back To Basics – a long-awaited return to solo work. Alan Clayson explores his life and times… Since his amicable departure from More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Reader Boards: Stan Cockeram

Fittingly, in light of this month’s mini pedalboard cover feature, Stan Cockeram has built a compact board stacked with diminutive yet discerning pedals. We take a look… What inspired this setup? “I used More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, August 27th, 2015

All About… Fuzz

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 More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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

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...