Monday, April 22, 2019

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.

Six of the best… Bass Gigging Accessories

Arm yourself with these bass essentials before you hit the gigging circuit. It’s a jungle out there…

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…

How to build your own pedalboard

If none of the pedalboards on the market float your boat, it’s fairly straightforward to make your own – and save a few pennies into the bargain. We put on our woodworking apron and safety goggles…

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.

Six of the best… Pedal-Platform Amplifiers

So you’ve put that pedalboard together, now you need an amplifier that plays nice with stompboxes…

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.

DIY Workshop: 60s Strat Pickguard Project Part Two

In the second and final part of our DIY Workshop, we show you how to give your Fender Stratocaster a sixties makeover…
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