Which Is The Best Loop Pedal For Me?

Choosing the right loop pedal for you Loop pedals have really exploded onto the music scene over the past few years. Fuelled by a host of big names employing them into their live setups, these creatively exciting tools have given a new dimension to practice and performance for guitarists. Artists like Ed Sheeran and KT… Read More

Best Guitars For Metal: 5 Great Options

Five great guitars to help you get your metal on The wonderful world of metal is perhaps more complex than its detractors would have you believe. Indeed, metal players would tell you that what sounds like a big load of trashy old noise is, in fact, the brilliant music of a genius (extra kudos if… Read More

Best Guitar And Amp Combinations

Nail that sound with these classic combinations With so many different types of guitars, amplifiers, pedals and other gizmos, it can be hard to know where to start to get the sound you’re after. Sure, most modern equipment is reasonably versatile so you could, for example, get a passable metal sound from an old blues… Read More

Gibson 2016 – Strongest Line Up Yet?

Big G returns with plenty to talk about Gibson has announced the full line up for its 2016, and there are a few changes to talk about. Rightly or wrongly, the 2015 range was perhaps less favourably received than it would have hoped for. Take a look on any of the prominent guitar forums or… Read More

Who Exactly Are Farida Guitars?

Guitar brand growing all the time Farida Guitars are a unique thing in the world of musical instruments, having spent almost a decade going under the radar, so to speak. To use an analogy, consider the recording artist who slowly but surely builds up a dedicated fanbase without resorting to stunts or wacky marketing campaigns. You… Read More

Which 2016 Gibson Les Paul Is Best For You?

Back to basics for 2016 range The jury probably remains out over Gibson’s bold decision to equip each and every guitar in its 2015 range with G-Force, its controversial (in the guitar world, at least) electronic tuning device. Critics felt this was too radical for the previously conservative company, in the conservative world of guitars,… Read More

Guitar Pedals Explained

Pedal power 101 There are any number of different variations which can give a guitarist his or her tone. The combinations and possibilities are mind-blowing. You can take your pick from the type of guitar used, the hardware and technology used in the guitar, the amplifier you’re plugged into, the room in which you’re playing, the level… Read More

Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Updated November 25, 2015 Let’s start from the beginning… The road to guitar mastery can at first seem daunting. So many different styles, shapes and sizes of guitars, all vying for your attention and the chance to make your wallet lighter. But, as with anything, the options can seem clearer if you simply filter out… Read More

Acoustic Guitar Body Types

Finding the size to suit you Ac acoustic guitar is an acoustic guitar, right? A nice looking piece of wood with a hole in the middle. It’s not like with electric guitars, where the combination of guitar, amplifier and effects offer the player to create a sound entirely of their own. An acoustic guitar looks,… Read More

Best Electric Guitars Under £250

Starter guitars for every taste and style The sub-£250 price bracket is chock full of quite wonderful guitars to suit any player. From entry-level versions of the traditional big-hitters, through to more considered variations not replicated further up the range, there are rich pickings to be had. It’s not all cheap and cheerful either. The… Read More