Private Collection: Gary Davies – Happy Anniversary


Lars Mullen meets Gary Davies, a man so enchanted by Fender’s Anniversary guitars that he resolved to write a book about them… Ever felt confused by the wealth of cool Fender Anniversary models? Gary Davies was, so he decided to write a book on the subject. “I decided to write a book to clarify the frequent confusion over the identification More...

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By On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Reader Boards: Nathan Abraham

Nathan Abraham’s harmony-rich power-pop band, Burning Ferns, require a range of classic tones, which this board provides… What inspired this setup? “I wanted a `meat-and-potatoes’ set-up to cover More...

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By On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Private Collection: Walter Heale – Alpha Male

Alphabetic guitarist Walter Heale is a big fan of Jazzmasters and Gretsches, often modded. He takes Lars Mullen on a tour of his enviable collection. “I’m happy to say that I am a Jazzmaster guy,” confirms More...

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By On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Reader Boards: Tom Fourcade

Tom Fourcade plays lead guitar in a four-piece covers band, so he needs a robust and reliable board and prefers to keep it simple… What inspired this setup? “I play lead and rhythm guitar across a variety More...

By On Friday, October 16th, 2015

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 More...

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By On Friday, October 2nd, 2015

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

 Stan Cockeram has built a compact board stacked with diminutive yet discerning pedals. We take a look… What inspired this setup? “I used to use more conventional pedals on a larger board, but it becomes 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...