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An introduction to alternate tunings: CGDGCD, CGD#FA#D and Hejira Tuning

In the first instalment in this series we looked at drop D, D major and DADGAD. This time, we’re digging deeper into the world of tunings for acoustic guitar, beginning with the mighty Csus2 or Orkney tuning.

Shop Talk: Ron Westwood of Cutthroat Audio on vintage amps, quality cables and why “more dollars isn’t necessarily more tone”

It might seem unlikely that a brand could forge a sterling reputation so swiftly on the back of just one under-appreciated classic. Yet Ron Westwood has a background in the fine points of next-level sound quality that has helped him hone the craft quickly.

The Collection: Pendulum’s Peredur ap Gwynedd

Peredur ap Gwynedd has performed alongside a laundry list of pop stars and enjoys a sideline as a TV cycling commentator. We head to the Welsh guitarist’s London studio to check out the tools of his trade.

Waterparks: “Anything you can do to cross creative streams, the cooler your piece of art is going to be”

Frontman Awsten Knight on why he’d rather put effects on vocals instead of guitars, why he’d feel weird demoing his songs on anything other than the Strat he’s used since he was 16, and the colourful birth of new album, Greatest Hits.
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