Monday, February 18, 2019

Artist Rigs

Artist Collection: Ida Mae – Getting Closer

Three albums in, a packed touring schedule and a song gracing a big-budget mobile phone advert took Kill It Kid to the masses. But at the height of their success, Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean dissolved the band and formed Ida Mae, a rootsy Americana duo. And then the real fun began…

Why I Love My… Bill Wyman & The Flying Penge

The legendary Rolling Stones rhythm king on the home-made bass that he brought back from the dead to provide the bedrock of some of the Stones’ earliest recordings.

Why I Love My… Romeo Stodart & His Gibson ES-335

The Magic Numbers frontman is rarely seen without his trusty Gibson semi - he tells Josh Gardner why it’s such an important guitar for him…

Andy Scott’s ES-335 – Block Buster

Andy Scott’s red ES-335 starred on the Sweet’s remarkable string of glam hits in the early 1970s. Steve Clarke gets up-close with this storied Gibson and busts a few myths about it along the way…

Why I Love My… Ezra Furman & His Hanson Chicagoan

The indie-rock guitarist tells us why he’s so attached to this eye-catching Hanson semi – provided that you know the right code word, at least…

The Money Shot: Gary Moore’s 1992 Lowden O22 Custom

The late, great Gary Moore might have been better known for his electric guitar playing, but the Northern Irish blues icon knew his way around an acoustic, too – and in the mid-90s, his go-to was this O22 from George Lowden.

Artist Collection: Feeder on vintage Jazzmasters, Gibsons and more

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.
Jon Gomm

Why I Love My… Jon Gomm and his Lowden 032C

The percussive fingerstyle virtuoso tells us why he loves his faithful Lowden acoustic called Wilma - even if she’s got a few scars…

The Money Shot: Rory Gallagher’s Magnatone 190

The subject of this month’s Money Shot is a very special amplifier indeed, kindly loaned to us by our friends at Gardiner Houlgate (www.guitar-auctions.co.uk).

Artist Collection: Matt Armstrong – The Beat Goes On

A contemporary curator of budget beat tools, Matt Armstrong has an array of classic amps and period guitars. G&B talks Mersey beats and authentic tones with The Kaisers’ former rhythm guitarist and the band’s long-standing frontman…
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