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The Edge’s 20 greatest guitar moments, ranked

A uniquely creative guitarist who has powered one of the world’s biggest bands for 40 years and counting, let’s trip through the wires to look at 20 guitar highlights from the strings and pedals of the man they call The Edge.

The history of overdriven guitar tones

Heavily overdriven and distorted electric guitar tones have been around a lot longer than you might think.

DIY Workshop: Build your own fuzz pedal

How to build a basic Fuzz Face clone from scratch and turn it into a ‘boutique’ version with precision biasing, transistor switching and more.

Tech Talk: An emergency Christmas repair

Fixing a tiny guitar presents unique challenges

Guitar Legends: Eric Clapton Pt 2 – from Layla to the Crossroads

Eric Clapton’s solo career since 1970 has encompassed everything from rootsy JJ Cale-alike shuffles to shiny AOR to stark acoustic blues. Here’s an overview of the best and his highly influential classic gear, too...

The Alternative Guitar Christmas Playlist

These guitar-heavy tracks will get you in the mood for holiday fun – but they’re not the usual fare you’ll hear at this time of year

The history of the Gibson Flying V

Though it was used to electrifying effect in the second half of the 1960s by Jimi Hendrix and Dave Davies and later became iconic, the Flying V’s take off was somewhat delayed.

Pearl Jam’s best live guitar moments, ranked

We’ve combed through hundreds of hours of grunge bliss to pick out the most stunning Pearl Jam guitar moments and best live performances that you can listen to right now.

DIY Workshop: Höfner Violin Bass restoration

The action is sky high, it won’t play in tune and the neck is coming off. But don’t get your violins out just yet because this Höfner 500/1 is getting a second chance to twist and shout.

Tech Talk: Preparing guitars for a cross-country move

Padding, packing and protection – how to ensure your prized guitars stay safe in a big move.
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