Michael James Adams

Up close with Joe Perry and Brad Whitford’s Aerosmith live rigs

Aerosmith’s Vegas residency has given Joe Perry and Brad Whitford the opportunity to experiment with their smorgasbord of gear. We talk to their guitar techs to find out about the special sauce.

Tech Talk: How to intonate your guitar

In the latest instalment of his column, Michael James Adams attempts to demystify the murky world of intonation.

Comedy star Jeff Garlin on why he’s serious about guitars

We visit the actor and comic at home in Los Angeles to find out about his biggest offscreen passions: guitars and music.

The Guitar Interview: Behind the scenes in Las Vegas with Aerosmith stars Joe Perry and Brad Whitford

Joe Perry and Brad Whitford know how to put on a show. We head to Las Vegas and go behind the scenes at Aerosmith’s Deuces Are Wild residency to find out what it’s like livin’ on the edge.

In pictures: Our top finds at the Amigo SoCal Guitar Show

NAMM isn’t the only place to be for guitar fans in January – the Amigo SoCal Guitar Show in Costa Mesa is the perfect place to hunt for buried treasure.

Tech Talk: How to fix a Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster trem-lock

In the second dose of Michael James Adams’ new guitar tech column, he dives into the mysterious world of the Jazzmaster trem-lock.

Tech Talk: Hardtail heartache

In the first instalment of a new column, Michael James Adams finds that an abrasive approach can yield positive results when dealing with a tricky string breakage issue.

Four must-visit guitar shops in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is synonymous with rock ’n’ roll, so it’s no surprise it’s home to many famous guitar stores. Here’s our pick of shopping in the City Of Angels.

Meet the guitar slingers tearing up the session scene in Los Angeles

The New Wrecking Crew are a breed of young, hungry and talented guitarists that have begun to make serious waves as guns for hire in 2019.

Rare Guitars: Gary Gand’s 1959 Les Paul Custom

Gary snagged this beauty for $250, before the days of the ‘vintage’ guitar market.