Catalinbread Topanga & Belle Epoch review

Catalinbread Topanga and Belle Epoch review

Catalinbread attempts to cram a Fender spring reverb and an Echoplex tape echo into stompbox housings. Huw Price feels the ambience… It speaks volumes about electric guitar More...

Blackstar ID:Core BEAM review

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Blackstar’s latest is a 20-watt practice combo and wireless hi-fi speaker in one box. Richard Purvis strums along to thin air… Bluetooth speakers = thousands of ’em! More...

Orange Rockerverb 100 MkIII Review

This 100-watt stack recalls an era of roadies and huge flares, but it’s not just about the overdrive sound, as Huw Price discovers… The 100 MkIII sits at the top of More...

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Rory Gallagher remembered (1948-1995)

On the 20th anniversary of the passing of one of electric blue’s giants, Bob Hewitt looks back on the Irish musician’s life and talks to Gallagher’s brother Dónal More...

Six of the Best – Retro Effects

Take inspiration from the sounds of yesteryear with these retro effects and give your rig a shot in the arm today 1: Strymon Flint Details Price £279 Contact MusicPsych More...

Counting Crows land in the UK

Counting Crows are currently in the UK for a brief pit-stop on the world tour in support of their Somewhere Under Wonderland album. Guitarist David Bryson spoke to Michael Heatley… Counting More...

The new issue of Guitar & Bass is on sale Friday 3 July

The second new look Guitar & Bass magazine is on sale Friday 3 July, and this month we’ve got a wealth of new More...

The new-look Guitar & Bass magazine is on sale Friday 5 June

The new-look Guitar & Bass magazine hits newsstands on 5 June, with more pages, hot new gear reviews, interviews, More...

Victory Amps The Kraken Victory Amps unleashes VX The Kraken

Victory Amps announces VX The Kraken, a new high-gain 50-watt valve amp head Clean sounds? You...

Chris Squire Chris Squire: 1948-2015

Michael Heatley looks back on the life of trailblazing Yes bassist, Chris Squire   In a...

Vox VX I & VX II Vox VX I & VX II modelling guitar amps announced

“Redefining the modelling amplifier as you know it,” claims Vox   Vox has announced new modelling...

Burns Club Series Steer Cutaway Review

Nothing brightens up our day like a quirky British-designed guitar, and the Burns Steer reissue combines tradition More...

Revelation TTX-64 Review

The Revelation TTX-64 is a straightforward and extremely well-priced guitar that offers an interesting humbucking twist on a classic theme. What..

D’Angelico EX-59 & EX-175 Review

If you’re looking for some real jazz-age glitz and glamour then these handsome D’Angelico archtop electrics will teleport you back in..

Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass Okoume review

This updated take on the Jazz Bass format isn’t flashy, but it’s a worthy, understated, all-rounder. Rick More...

Music Man Classic Sabre Bass Review

Pining for the ’80s? Reintroduced in 2013, the Music Man Sabre brings back double humbuckers and even the string mute. Review..

Reverend Dub King Bass Review

The Reverend Dub King brings a welcome splash of originality to the short-scale semi-hollow bass market. Review by Gareth Morgan Details..

Catalinbread Topanga & Belle Epoch review

Catalinbread Topanga and Belle Epoch review Catalinbread attempts to cram a Fender spring reverb and an Echoplex tape echo into stompbox housings. Huw Price feels the ambience… It..

Blackstar ID:Core BEAM review

Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 15.46.30 Blackstar’s latest is a 20-watt practice combo and wireless hi-fi speaker in one box. Richard Purvis strums along to thin air…..

Dave Hill’s Sam Li Custom – Guitar workshop

Owned by Slade’s Dave Hill for 47 years and used to record many of the Wolverhampton rockers’ mightiest songs, this much-modded..

10 Top Bass Playing Tips with Les Claypool

Primus frontman Les Claypool has been dazzling audiences with his unique bass playing for nearly 30 years. He shares some of..

Vintage Guitars – Walk on the Wild Side

Do we pay too much attention to the hallowed classics of the gear universe? Phil Harris loves them, but urges us..

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