Reader Boards: Sam Atkins

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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 inspiration when it comes to pedalboard layouts changes weekly, if not daily! That’s why I use Lava Cables Mini Coil patch cables, More...

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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...

By On Monday, September 8th, 2014

Private Collection: Great Pretender

A player with the depth, class and versatility of Robbie McIntosh, one the country’s most-respected guitarists, needs a selection of instruments to match.Lars Mullen drops by to examine the evidence Check More...

By On Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Private Collection: Major Swing

As one of the UK’s hardest-working session players, Andy Mackenzie is a master on all types of fretted instruments and has something that will sound the part for every occasion. Lars Mullen hears his story From More...

By On Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Private Collection: Forever Blue

From Gibson Firebirds to Les Pauls to thinline semis, from Fender Teles to Strats and Jaguars, from Epiphone archtops to Nationals, Sean Silvester’s guitars are all about one thing: delivering classic electric More...