Beat The Buzz – Guitar Recording Workshop

Is it really possible to eliminate all those annoying hums, buzzes and pops from your recording setup? Yes, it is – and Huw Price has some quiet advice in this Guitar Recording Workshop. Photos by Eva Bensasson. Keeping noise out of your home recording setup requires a little planning and effort, but it’s absolutely worth it, no matter how More...

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By On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Guitar Workshop: Meter Reader

Now that you’re troubleshooting and soldering like a pro, the final part of our electronics for beginners series looks at the hallowed multimeter, a near-essential piece of kit for the serious DIY dabbler… Although More...

By On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Guitar Workshop – Guitarists Get Fit!

Tight shoulders, pains in the arms… is your body letting you down? Here’s physiotherapist Marion Turner with some exercises designed to help you fine-tune your mortal shell for a long and rewarding playing career… Anyone More...

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By On Monday, February 17th, 2014

Guitar Workshop: Tools of the Trade

Don’t know your cross-head from your multi-core? Scan your beadies over these pages for a comprehensive outline of the basic tools required to work on electric guitars and basses You don’t need a workshop More...

By On Monday, February 10th, 2014

Guitar Workshop: Swamp Monster Part 3

In the final stage of his project to equip a Strat with an authentic ’50s style body, Huw Price tackles fading, denting, lacquer cracks and sourcing the best parts Over the last three months our journey More...

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By On Monday, February 10th, 2014

Guitar Workshop: Swamp Monster Part 2

A sunburst is a sunburst… right? Not quite. In the second part of our triple-header workshop on adding a custom ash body to a Strat, Huw Price goes a-bursting… Prior to starting this project, to More...

By On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Guitar Workshop – Electric Learning Land

Your guitar doesn’t work. But what’s wrong – the jack, the pots, the switch, the pickups, or something else? Before you pack your guitar away to visit the professionals, read our basic guide to troubleshooting More...

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By On Monday, January 20th, 2014

Guitar DIY Workshop: Swamp Monster

Fancy assembling a partscaster with a body made of ash, the legendary Fender tonewood? In the first of a DIY two-parter, Huw Price begins the project Although a few prototypes were made from pine and mahogany, More...