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Four best attenuators for electric guitar amplifiers

Have a monster of an amp stack at home but can't crank it? Pick up one of these attenuators.

DIY Workshop: ’57 Fender Strat Appraisal

Is it or isn’t it? We try to figure out if there’s a genuine 1957 Stratocaster lurking beneath this dodgy refinish or whether it’s just fool’s gold.

Six of the best – Low-Power Valve Gigging Combos

While the sound of a 100-watt valve amp at full tilt is a uniquely thrilling experience, it’s rarely practical. Meet six great, low-power valve combos.

All About… Modulation

A number of classic effects come under the umbrella of modulation. We explain how to tell your vibrato from your chorus and your phaser from your rotary speaker.

All about… Telecaster Bridge Pickups

More than perhaps any other iconic guitar, Fender’s Telecaster has two very distinct pickups with different sounds.

DIY Workshop: ’56 Fender Super restoration

If you enjoyed our ’57 Vibrolux restoration article, you’re in for another tweedy treat as we solder something Super…

All About… Boosts

Since British players began trying to replicate US amp sounds in the 60s, boosting volume or frequency without unduly colouring tone has been an ongoing quest.

Four best boost pedals for guitarists

Whether you use it to tickle your tone or send an amp into overdrive, boost stompboxes are invaluable tools in any guitarist's rig.

Six of the best – Acoustic amps

Modern acoustic performers need great sound and onboard effects in a portable package. Here’s our pick of the best solutions…

DIY Workshop: Epiphone Dot Renovation

Tom Turner’s well-used Epiphone Dot was starting to show its age, so he decided a new set of pickups and an upgraded wiring harness were the way to go.
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