Monday, May 20, 2019

Guides

All about… Torrefaction

The controlled burning of tonewoods may seem like a crazy notion, but some guitar manufacturers are touting it as a major advancement in guitar tone. So is torrefaction for real or simply half-baked?

DIY Workshop: Gretsch Anniversary to 6120 conversion (Part Six)

As he reaches the end of his epic Gretsch conversion project, Huw Price tackles body binding, re-sets the neck, routs pickup holes, stains and sprays before moving on to the final assembly.

Six Of The Best: Sci-Fi Effects Pedals

A sextet of futuristic-sounding effects pedals that will either propel your guitar to a new frontier of sonic possibility or make it sound like a deranged robot…

All About… Electric Strings

Following our look at the history of acoustic strings last issue, this time we turn the spotlight on the evolution of their electric siblings – from 1930s New York to the present day.

DIY Workshop: Rift Amp Modifications Part Two

In the second instalment of our Rift project, we get deeply tweedy with cathode-bias switching, negative feedback modifications and more.

All about… Acoustic Strings

Picking the right acoustic strings is like picking the right pickups for your electric guitar – and there are many factors to consider.

DIY Workshop: Rift Amp Modifications Part One

We like tweed, brownface and blackface amps, but can one amp do it all? We find out if three goes into one with G&B’s Rift PR18…

All About… Speakers

An often under-appreciated element of every electric guitarist’s tone, the humble speaker is a vital component that colours and shapes the sound emerging from our amps.

Guitar DIY Tips: A guide to routine maintenance

A guide to all the jobs that’ll keep your guitar on the road and in fine fettle.

DIY Workshop: Gretsch Anniversary to 6120 conversion (Part Five)

As our project to convert a well-worn Gretsch Anniversary into a 50s-style 6120 nears its conclusion, Huw Price re-veneers the body – with a little help from his friends.
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