Private Collection: John Etheridge – Eclectic Warrior


John Etheridge is widely revered for his genre-spanning dexterity on the fretboard. His guitar collection is just as eclectic, as Lars Mullen discovers… John Etheridge is regarded by many a musician in the business as one of the world’s finest guitar players, having pioneered the way for jazz fusion during the 1970s with the British band The Soft More...

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By On Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Exclusive: Pete Townshend’s The Who Live Rig

On the eve of The Who’s British Summer Time show at Hyde Park, we were granted exclusive access to every inch of their live rig – read on to find out how Pete Townshend gets that sound… Teenage angst, blistering More...

By On Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Private Collection: Martin Harley – Harley’s Street

Martin Harley is a highly-acclaimed lap steel slide player and collector of Weissenborn-style guitars. Lars Mullen pays him a visit… After years of touring the UK and abroad as a solo artist and fronting The More...

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By On Monday, September 14th, 2015

Reader Boards: Ben Tansey

Sonic adventurer Ben Tansey has stocked his pedalboard with multiple flavours of fuzz, although he still pines for ‘the one that got away’. Here, he talks us through his set-up… What inspired this set-up? A More...

By 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...

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By 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...

By On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Private Collections: Brad Williams – Brad About Guitars

Brad Williams’s work recording guitars in the television industry has seen him gather a vast collection of instruments. Lars Mullen takes the tour… Brad Williams handles audio sound designs for an international More...

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By On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

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...

By On Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

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 On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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...