Monday, May 20, 2019

Guides

The 20 Effects Brands to Watch in 2017

From established big guns to basement start-ups, Gary Walker rounds up the pedal manufacturers to look out for on both sides of the Atlantic next year and finds out what new stompboxes they’re preparing to unleash…

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

In the latest instalment of our Gretsch conversion project, Huw Price tackles the headstock, finishes the neck and reshapes the f-holes.

All About… Rectification

We complete our series exploring the role of the valve in guitar amplification with a look at rectification. Huw Price explains the twin functions of this vital yet relatively unheralded amp component…

50 Low-Cost Ways To Improve Your Guitar Tone

We can all be guilty of spending more time obsessing about gear than learning how to get the best from what we’ve already got. Read on for 50 pro and expert tone tips to find out how you can sound better today without breaking the bank…

All about… Power Valves

Following last month’s focus on preamp valves, this issue the spotlight falls on the power valve – a major part of the sonic signature of any guitar amp.

All About… Preamp Valves

The thermionic valve was one of the most significant inventions of the 20th century and the vast majority of guitarists agree that valve amps are superior to their solid-state rivals. Huw Price charts the history of preamp valves…

DIY Workshop: ’59 Fender Bassman

Like a fine wine, tweed amps often improve, aesthetically at least, with age. Huw Price takes a ’59 Fender Bassman housed in a reproduction cabinet and finds out if he can give it some much-needed vintage vibe…

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

In the latest instalment of his conversion of a vintage Gretsch from a single-pickup Anniversary model into his dream 6120, Huw Price fearlessly tackles the restoration.

How To Relic A Guitar Body With A Nitro Finish

There’s something uniquely alluring about the finish of a genuine vintage guitar, but we can get close via artificial means. Huw Price shows you how to relic a swamp ash T-style guitar body…

How To Sound Like Scotty Moore

Let’s break things down as our man Huw Price tells you how to sound like Scotty Moore…
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