Despite their relatively simple design, Fender’s original Stratocaster pickups are still revered for their ‘vintage’ sonic properties. We explore their timeless magnetic attraction for guitar players.
Whether you’re doing it for a giggle or looking to set up a second income, if you’re a guitarist in a function band, you need to take care of the essentials…
Our Gretsch conversion project gathers pace as Huw Price separates the fretboard from the neck, strips the headstock veneer and readies the body for the next step.
Why the ‘Elevenator’? Because this is the attenuator that goes down to 11. Huw Price shows you how to build a simple passive attenuator with impedance switching and treble response adjustment, all for less than £40.
When it comes to PAF tone, myths and hype abound. Huw Price examines the design and development of this revered pickup from guitar’s golden era, and tells us what it’s really like to play them…
If you're after accurately vintage-spec'ed PAFs, check out our picks of the best examples out there.
Vintage PAF humbuckers may get all the plaudits, but many tone experts consider the P-90 to be Gibson’s greatest ever pickup.
Introducing a quartet of P-90 pickups that are faithful to vintage specs.
The home recording revolution has made it possible to get pro-level results on a shoestring budget. Here are some great options to get you started…
Compared to hallowed Stratocaster units, Tele neck pickups are often maligned, but if yours doesn’t cut it there are plenty of mods and upgrade options on the market.