House Of Tone House Special S Type 1960 pickups review

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Matthew Bascetta went from building violins and acoustic guitars to winding pickups, but he feels pickup winding and acoustic instrument voicing are closely related. Huw Price discovers why… Pickup winders can adjust numerous small parameters that may have small effects individually, but together have a huge impact on tone. House Of Tone’s More...

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Guitar & Bass September-25
By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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Gretsch G9555 New Yorker Archtop with Pickup review

When rock ’n’ roll was in its infancy, most electric guitars looked like this. Chris Vinnicombe needs no excuse to go retro… The original Gretsch 6050 New Yorker was introduced as a budget archtop in the More...

Guitar & Bass August-24
By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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Strandberg Boden 8 Custom Shop review

Despite the retro-obsessed nature of our industry, some guitar makers continue to innovate. Chris Vinnicombe takes a walk on the wild side… Full disclosure: a headless, fanned fret eight-string couldn’t More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, August 17th, 2015
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Danelectro DC59 12-String review

The sound of an electric 12-string unifies an extraordinarily wide range of guitarists. Marcus Leadley checks out an affordable retro option. The chime of an electric 12-string is hugely evocative. Most guitar More...

Fender Dave Murray
By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, August 10th, 2015
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Fender Dave Murray Stratocaster review

A new signature model for the Iron Maiden guitarist, with a high-end spec at an affordable price. Simon Bradley checks it out…   Since their kinetic 1980 debut, Iron Maiden have been at the forefront of More...

Guitar & Bass August-3
By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, August 7th, 2015
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Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul Black Beauty & Epiphone Les Paul Standard Florentine Pro review

Most regard the midrange push of a slab of mahogany as fundamental to the timeless magic of great Les Paul tone. Chris Vinnicombe finds out what happens when you introduce a little air into the equation in the More...

Duesenberg DCB-BK_2PU
By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
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Duesenberg Caribou review

Duesenberg’s most individual guitar design is back, with new colours, new pickups and a revised control layout. Huw Price does the Caribou test. I was smitten by the Duesenberg Caribou when I first reviewed More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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D’Angelico EX Series Style B review

If the name D’Angelico conjures up an image in your mind, it’s probably something like this. Huw Price takes a closer look…     This type of instrument epitomises the 1930s jazz aesthetic and recalls More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
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PRS S2 Vela review

Affordable, American and original – is the Vela PRS’s coolest ever electric? Chris Vinnicombe plugs in… Launched in 2013, the S2 project was PRS’s answer to the affordable American-made electric guitar More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Burns Club Series Steer Cutaway Review

Nothing brightens up our day like a quirky British-designed guitar, and the Burns Steer reissue combines tradition with weirdness in a unique way. Marcus Leadley takes the bullock by the horns Details Description: More...