Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Essential Guides

The story of early British solidbody electric guitars, part two

In part two of the British-built solidbody electric story, Paul Day documents the golden era enjoyed by UK companies during the early 1960s.

How To… Record Acoustics

Capturing the essence of the humble acoustic guitar can be a tricky task, but our bluffer’s guide will make a record producer out of you in no time…

All About… Fuzz

Fuzz wasn’t the first type of effect, but it’s probably shaped the sound and evolution of guitar music more than any other.

How to record electric guitars: 25 top tips

These days, there are more ways than ever to capture the sound of your electric guitar. John Pickford shares 25 top recording tips in our bluffer’s guide…

The story of early British solidbody electric guitars, part one

The solid electric was a novel idea in late-50s Britain, but in five years it went from unknown to industry staple. Paul Day charts the evolution of UK guitars between 1958 and 1962.

All About… Reverb

Since the birth of the electric guitar, players have sought to go beyond natural ambience and room acoustics. Reverb gives us that ability.
MXR M102 Dyna Comp All About

All About… Compression

A primer on compression, one of the most misunderstood of all effects…

iPad: The Ultimate Guitar Tool

This slim device can do so much more than games and surfing: with the right add-ons, it can be your guitar nerve-centre. Martyn Casserly has been shopping
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