Saturday, August 17, 2019

Interviews

Michael Swart of Swart Amplification

“We’ve always been about less-is-more”: Michael Swart’s amps are retro-modern works of art

The amp maker has earned a reputation for creating hand-made guitar amplifiers of style and substance. Find out more about the origins of the brand from the man himself.
Feeder Grant Nicholas posing with Jazzmaster in front of door

Feeder’s Grant Nicholas can’t live without his vintage Jazzmasters

The Welsh Jazzmaster fanatic tells us about the guitars he’s loved and lost, Feeder’s most embarrassing onstage moments, and his vintage gear obsessions.
Becos CompIQ Pro Stella Compressor style shot on table

“Honey, I shrunk the rack”: Costel Burlan of BecosFX on the magic behind his...

We meet Costel Barac, the Romanian pedal guru behind BecosFX to find out how he got into the pedal-building game, how he came up with the Stella and what makes his compressor so special.
Lari Basilio Press Image pink background

“I reinvent myself with each song”: guitarist Lari Basilio on her genre-hopping musical evolution

The Brazillian instrumental-guitar maestro on her varied inspirations, sharing her knowledge with others and working with Joe Satriani on her new album.
buddy guy live

“I don’t want to become an endangered species”: Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy is a living legend of blues guitar, but despite his myriad plaudits and awards over the years, he remains a guitarist’s guitarist who only really cares about preserving and furthering the music he l oves.

The secret life of José González

The Argentine-Swedish singer-songwriter on his guitar heroes, soundtracks, working with orchestras, DJ’ing and studying biochemistry.
Baroness

From Guitar Center to guitar hero: Baroness’ Gina Gleason talks Gold & Grey

The newest member of the veteran metal band checks in from the road.

Two Day Coma refuse to be tied down by genre

We speak to the Bristol indie upstarts that make a conscious effort to serve the song with exactly what it needs, regardless of genre.
Tarah Who?

Los Angeles trio Tarah Who? are Motörhead meets Alanis Morissette

The rock band, led by Tarah G. Carpenter, talk their latest EP, 64 Women, their gear of choice and being protective of their guitars.
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