Monday, January 21, 2019

Guides

DIY Workshop: 60s Strat Pickguard Project, Part One

In the quest to nail authentic 60s Stratocaster tones, a set of vintage-style pickups can only get you so far. We reveal the secret ingredients and tech tips you need to make your Strat look and sound like the real deal…
MXR M102 Dyna Comp All About

All About… Compression

A primer on compression, one of the most misunderstood of all effects…
Boss CS-1

Four best compressor pedals for electric guitars

Standout compressors for your next stompbox squeeze.

Six of the Best – Retro Effects

Take inspiration from the sounds of yesteryear with these retro effects and give your rig a shot in the arm today.

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

25 Ways to Upgrade Your Fender Stratocaster

How can you improve a guitar that’s been described as already close to perfection? Here are 25 ways to make your Fender Strat play and sound better than ever before – and some of them hardly cost a bean.
DIY guitar

DIY Workshop: Squier Telecaster Upgrades

Lyndon Jones has a nice Squier partscaster for stage use but it could do with one or two little tweaks to make it perfect. Huw Price takes on the project and shows us how it’s done...
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