Tony Iommi Gear – How to Sound like the Black Sabbath Guitarist

Sound like an Electric Wizard Tony Iommi is the type of guitarist we can all look up to, regardless of whether we love metal or not – confident without being too flashy, melodic and instantly recognisable. His riffs have thrilled and inspired musicians for decades whilst his knack for beautifully fusing dark, doom laden riffs with… Read More

Sound Like Jimi Hendrix – A Gear Guide

Reconstructing a castle made of sand If you’re a fan of the guitar in any way, chances are you have the legendary James “Jimi” Hendrix to thank for it in some shape or form. His legendary guitar playing style, tone and upside down guitar has been the source of inspiration for guitarists for decades. His… Read More

John Frusciante Gear – How To Get His Sound

Updated 10/11/16 The playing evolution of the legendary RHCP guitarist John Frusciante is a rare breed of guitarist – one that has found stadium-filling fame with funk-rock behemoths Red Hot Chili Peppers, but at the same time one that has maintained a creative drive, never afraid to create unusual or experimental music. In this article,… Read More

Interview with Milk Teeth, the not so Vile Children of the UK rock/grunge scene

The Stroud 4 piece are currently taking over the airwaves According to Wikipedia, Stroud, nestled in the county of Gloucestershire, has a population of just over 13,000 people and the picturesque town “is noted for its steep streets, independent spirit and cafe culture”. The aerial view of the town is reminiscent of something American tourists… Read More

Interview with David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ Guitarist, Ben Monder

Talking Bowie, Blackstar and Ibanez AS-50 with the prolific guitarist Ben Monder is a rare gem in the world of guitarists. A prolific musician based in the New York area for over 30 years, Monder has recorded on over 130 albums, both solo and as a sideman, with the likes of Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson… Read More

Best Wah Pedal Songs Of All Time

Iconic pedal takes centre stage As far as guitar effects go, there are few as well known and widely used as the famous wah pedal. Since its creation in the mid 1960s, wah wah has featured on countless records by bands and artists from pretty much every genre of music. If you want a bit more… Read More

A Brief History Of David Bowie’s Guitarists

Updated 10/11/16 Star men for the Starman 2016 marks the return of one of music’s best known and most celebrated individuals. By the time you read this article David Robert Jones (David Bowie to you and I) will have released his 25th studio album, Blackstar. You may have seen it mentioned on the news. There’s… Read More

‘I’d have my old Tone Master back!’ Lonely The Brave Guitarist Mark Trotter Interview

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year and a half, you’ll have heard of Lonely The Brave. Amidst Radio 1 A-list plays, storming festival sets and sold out tours, the Cambridge 5 piece have been solidifying their place in the halls of UK rock royalty. Since 2009, slowly but surely, LTB… Read More

What Equipment Does Ed Sheeran Use?

A basic setup with big potential (Image courtesy of Markus Hillgärtner, used under Creative Commons) There’s a lot to admire about Ed Sheeran. Here’s a guy who has started at the very bottom of the ladder, performing gig after gig on the local pub circuit with no fast-pass to the top, yet has recently finished a sell… Read More

How To Get Jack White’s Guitar Tone

Nailing that White Stripes tone (Image courtesy of Fabio Venni, used under Creative Commons) There’s an interesting part at the beginning of the 2008 documentary It Might Get Loud which instantly came to mind when writing this article. The film, for those who haven’t seen it – and you probably should see it – brings… Read More