Sandberg California II VM4 & TM5 review

Guitar & Bass November-23

Here’s a pair of new basses from German company Sandberg; one pristine, one less so… Gareth Morgan investigates It’s been two decades since Fender launched its first Relics at NAMM, and the years since have seen numerous manufacturers follow in the big F’s wake and inflict intentional age and wear marks on their instruments. We’ve More...

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By On Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Patrick James Eggle Macon Carved Top review

After focusing on acoustics in recent years, one of the UK’s best luthiers is back in the electric game. Chris Vinnicombe plugs in. Patrick Eggle will be a familiar name to most readers, whether because of the More...

By On Thursday, October 15th, 2015

JHS SuperBolt & Twin Twelve reviews

Vintage Supro and Silvertone amps are pretty scarce in the UK. Can you get their sounds from these pedals? Huw Price finds out… Like many boutique stompbox companies, JHS started out with one guy in an apartment More...

By On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Electro-Harmonix Super Pulsar Stereo Tap Tremolo review

This new pedal from Electro-Harmonix takes tremolo into uncharted sound-sculpting territory. Gary Walker has his finger on the pulse… Tremolo is one of the staple electric guitar effects, intertwined in the evolution More...

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By On Friday, October 9th, 2015

B&G Little Sister review

With its ES-140-like body and a slot-head parlor neck, is the B&G Little Sister a retro curio or a viable player? Huw Price finds out… Back in 2011, David Weitzman was listening to Robert Johnson and gazing More...

By On Friday, October 9th, 2015

Letters from America: Thorn Artisan Limited – Series 3

In a brand new regular for G&B, Dave Hunter checks out boutique exotica from across the pond before it reaches UK shores. First up is the Thorn Artisan Limited – Series 3… I have sometimes experienced More...

Guitar & Bass October-8
By On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

PRS Paul’s Guitar review

Paul Reed Smith’s name is on all of his guitars, but this one combines his favourite features. Chris Vinnicombe takes a look… It’s 30 years since a young Paul Reed Smith took 20 guitars to The NAMM Show More...

Guitar & Bass October-14
By On Friday, September 25th, 2015

Postmodern Love – Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Journeyman Relic Stratocaster & Telecaster review

The Fender Custom Shop’s Postmodern Series cherry picks features from six decades of the company’s heritage. Chris Vinnicombe checks out a pair of electrics with vintage looks and modern, player-friendly features… It’s More...

By On Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Finhol Accutronics Spring Reverb review

Here’s a no-nonsense solution for anyone who needs classic spring reverb sounds. Accutronics spring reverbs (formerly produced by the reverb division of The Hammond Organ Company and now by Accu Bell Sound Inc) More...

By On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork review

A no-nonsense pitch shifter and harmoniser with bags of attitude. In a nutshell, the Pitch Fork is a polyphonic pitch shifter and harmony pedal that offers up to three complete octaves, plus a selection of closer More...