Sunday, November 17, 2019

Guides

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 Stratocaster 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…

Six of the best – Open Mic Night Essentials

Stand out from the crowd at your local open mic night with these tone and performance-enhancing essentials…

DIY Workshop: 60s Stratocaster pickguard project (Part One)

In the quest to nail authentic 60s Stratocaster tones, a set of vintage-style pickups can only get you so far. We reveal the secret ingredients and tech tips you need to make your Strat look and sound like the real deal…
MXR M102 Dyna Comp All About

All About… Compression

A primer on compression, one of the most misunderstood of all effects…

Six of the Best – Retro Effects

Take inspiration from the sounds of yesteryear with these retro effects and give your rig a shot in the arm today.

iPad: The Ultimate Guitar Tool

This slim device can do so much more than games and surfing: with the right add-ons, it can be your guitar nerve-centre. Martyn Casserly has been shopping
DIY guitar

DIY Workshop: Squier Telecaster Upgrades

Lyndon Jones has a nice Squier partscaster for stage use but it could do with one or two little tweaks to make it perfect. Huw Price takes on the project and shows us how it’s done...
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