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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, February 8th, 2016

Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Gretsch Duo Jet

This classic rock ’n’ roller beloved of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young has a few issues but, as Huw Price discovers, it’s a super-cool vintage model… Although Roundups, Jet Firebirds and Duo Jets are sometimes More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Ones To Watch: Inglorious

Rising stars united by classic influences British hard-rock act Inglorious are gearing up for a breakthrough year in 2016, with their uncompromising, riff-packed eponymous debut album set to land in February and More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Vintage Bench Test: 1978 Zemaitis

Tony Zemaitis’ guitars became iconic thanks to the rockstars of the 1970s. Huw Price takes an in-depth look at a 1978 example… It’s no wonder so many rock stars ordered guitars from Tony Zemaitis back in More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Interview: Richard Hawley – Hollow Meadows

After a turbulent period that saw Richard Hawley questioning whether he’d play live again, one of the UK’s finest songwriters and owner of a guitar collection to make grown men weep with envy returns triumphant More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Interview: Mark Flanagan – Jools Holland’s guitarist

An encounter with Jools Holland led Mark Flanagan into a remarkable career as part of the TV star’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, playing alongside some true musical greats… Story & photography by Bob Hewitt If More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, December 18th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Electric Guitar Under £1000

Less than a grand to spend on your latest six-string squeeze? 2015’s star performers proved to be rather more niche than we might have expected, but there’s never been a better time to add 12-string sparkle More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Letters from America – Gil Yaron Bolt S

After relocating to Arizona, Israeli luthier Gil Yaron set about a rethink of one of guitar history’s most iconic designs. Dave Hunter inspects the Bolt S… A guitar maker of legend in the minds of many fans More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Effects

Despite 2015 being hailed in these very pages as the year of the tiny pedalboard, plenty of bigger boxes have impressed us too, and it’s no exaggeration to state that we could have easily devoted half of this More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, December 11th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Acoustic Guitar

If all-mahogany builds were the prevailing fashion in the acoustic guitar industry in 2014, this year it’s been torrefaction, as more and more manufacturers seek to emulate the sonic properties of old wood with More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Bass Guitar

Has the guitar industry’s fixation with all things retro spread into bass territory? Though bass players tend to be more comfortable in an embrace with modernity than guitarists, some of the best basses we’ve More...