Guides

Tech Talk: How to set pickup heights

Many players replace their pickups before they’ve even experimented with the way their heights are set. Knowing how to do this could save you some money and unlock some authentic shoegaze tones into the bargain.

Guitar Legends: Rory Gallagher – the self-styled ‘working guitarist’ who was touched by genius

Does Ireland’s first guitar hero deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as SRV and Eric Clapton? Quite probably. Rory Gallagher was a pioneer with a sound and style as unique as his battered Fender Strat.

The best pedals to buy in 2021: 15 best delay pedals 

Whether you’re getting into effects for the first time, or are a seasoned collector, you’ll no doubt have noticed the abundance of echo and delay effects on the market. Let’s dive into some of our favourites.

Metal machine music: The history of guitars made from metal

From National to Travis Bean, James Trussart and beyond, the bodies and necks of guitars have been made out of metal for almost a century. Join us as we chart their history.

Guitar Legends: Tom Morello – why Rage’s main man is the master of riffs

Master of the Whammy pedal, preacher of righteous riffs and fan of – frankly – quite old gear, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello is a guitar player like no other. His imagination is as important as his gear, but here’s a guide to the tools and sounds of his trade…
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