Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Essential Guides

All About… Wah

Wah pedals helped shape the sound of psychedelia, defined the cop show soundtrack and formed the foundation of funk.

All About… Tremolo

Tremolo is the daddy of guitar effects and we’ve used it since the 1940s. But there has always been confusion about what it really is. 

How to… Record Bass

Following on from our last tutorial on recording electric guitars, this time John Pickford turns his attention to the bass…

All About… Echo

Whether it’s rockabilly slapback, psychedelic feedback or crystalline delays, echo effects are fundamental to the sound of electric guitar.

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.
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