Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Opinion

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You Ask: What’s the best way to have your electric guitar autographed?

You're at a meet-and-greet with your favourite guitarist, and you want your six-string autographed. What do you use?
PRS Guitars factory

Is Gibson vs Dean a serious case of déjà vu?

Back in the 2000s, Gibson and PRS went toe-to-toe over the Singlecut’s apparent similarities to the Les Paul. Here’s what happened.
Fender tweed Deluxe amp on white floorboards

You Ask: What do I look out for when acquiring a tweed amp?

We guide this reader on the road to tweed.
Vigier GV Rock style shot angled

You Ask: What’s the holy grail of single-cut, svelte-necked guitars?

We help this reader in his elusive search.
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You Ask: What amp is a quieter alternative to the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe?

Want those high-headroom Fender Hot Rod Deluxe cleans at manageable volumes? These substitutes should suffice.
Amplifier vacuum tubes

You Ask: What replacement tubes are suitable for longer amp usage?

Not cranking an amp consistently? It may be time for new tubes that'll go the distance.

Remembering John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Give Peace A Chance

On this day 50 years ago, the Beatle’s bed-ins resulted in one of the most famous anti-war songs ever.
electric guitar pickups green corrosion

You Ask: How to stop my electric guitar pickups from turning green?

Green-tinted corrosion – sometimes known as verdigris – is a common problem on many vintage guitars.

What does Brexit mean for UK musicians?

Startling new survey from the Incorporated Society of Musicians reveals grave concerns about post-Brexit life for guitarists and musicians of all kinds.
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“When did the electric guitar become such a pariah?”: Joe Bonamassa

A special guest opinion piece from the world’s pre-eminent blues-rocker, in which he stands up for the right to be loud.
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