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 to use more conventional pedals on a larger board, but it becomes a bit of a liability at gigs with less room. When the Mooer pedals appeared, 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...

By On Monday, March 9th, 2015

Private Collection: Bass Station Alpha

We love seeing bass collections, and this one’s a corker. Paul Dunbar is fixated on acquiring the long-for instruments of his youth, and that means Fenders, Hofners, items from Vox, Burns, Guild… and a spectacular More...

By On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Private Collection – 12-Fret Program

Luke Potashnick and Paul Sayer of hard-working blues-rock combo the Temperance Movement both have great taste in classic guitar sounds. Interview by Lars Mullen The Temperance Movement is now in its third year,’ More...

By On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Private Collection: Rockin’ The House

David Morris has an abiding passion for quality rock instruments of the ’80s, with an impressive sideline in unique, ex-name guitars. Oh… and he’s also the MP for Morecambe & Lunesdale, with an office More...

By On Monday, November 10th, 2014

Private Collection: Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven

Gretsches, Hofners, Gibsons and more: join us on a guided tour of one man’s stunning guitar collection, all inspired by great music of the ’50s and ’60s, with a ton of rarities – and all in knockout condition. More...