Known as #4, Jim Root has formed half of Slipknot’s brutal six-string assault for 20 years. As he steps into the rarified air of his fourth signature model with Fender, we talk classic designs, playing with lightsabres and why he still finds guitar solos stressful.
Here are our essential tips for squeezing every last drop of performance out of your Jazzmaster, Jaguar or other offset guitar – covering everything from new bridges and pickups to vibrato fixes and supercharged electronics…
For a quarter of a century, Feeder have endured as one of the UK’s most consistent rock bands, outlasting many of their peers and still going strong. We sit down with frontman Grant Nicholas and bassist Taka Hirose to talk through the instruments that have shaped their musical journey.
Michelle Zauner on how a pandemic-enforced delay has enabled her to appreciate her new record, Jubilee more than she might have otherwise, and why she feels ‘cooler’ playing ‘intimidating’ Jazzmasters.