Festival Season Essentials

Some must-have essentials for your festival rucksack Festival season is just around the corner, and with it comes those late nights stumbling to find your tent, mini barbecues that burn the life out of sausages yet somehow manage to undercook them and of course those impromptu sing-alongs with your new best mate “Kryll” who you’ll… Read More

Acoustic Guitar Strings Guide

Find the right acoustic guitar strings for your playing style If you’re new to the world of acoustic guitar, chances are you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to choosing a new set of strings! However, with a little know-how and a bit of experimentation you can find the right set for your… Read More

Condenser Microphone Uses

What condenser microphone should you use? If you’ve ever sat down and wondered to yourself “which microphone should I use to record vocals with” or “what microphone do I need to record acoustic guitars with” you’ll really want to get acquainted with the condenser microphone. For the home studio owner, hobbyist musician or serious producer,… Read More

Classical vs. Acoustic Guitars – which is right for me?

Nylon String guitars vs. Steel String Acoustic – choose your weapon So you’ve decided to start playing guitar! First of all, congratulations, you’re about to embark on a rewarding musical journey that will undoubtedly change your life for the better – yes, guitar is that good! The journey begins at deciding what type of guitar… Read More

The Different Types Of Microphones Explained

The most common microphones and their uses When it comes to recording guitars, drums vocals and other acoustic instruments at home or in the studio, you’ll want the best sound possible and at all times. But to get it you’ll need a selection of good quality microphones. Before you run out and buy a bunch of… Read More

Choosing The Best High-End Acoustic Guitar For You

High-end models perfect for when you need to upgrade your guitar You’ve put in the time with your hand-me-down guitar, the beginner pack that’s served you well or the one you’ve “borrowed” from your friend (and failed to give back for 3 years). You know pretty much every Oasis and Led Zeppelin song there is,… Read More

5 of The Best Amps For Blues

Finding the best Blues amps for stage and studio As a blues player, you’ll understandably be looking for the best tone at all times. You’ve nailed your set up as far as guitars go and you’ve got your drive pedals ready so you can bust out Stevie Ray Vaughan style licks. You’ve even gone so far… Read More

The Top Five 7-String Guitars from £200 – £750

A beginners guide to the 7 string guitar The 7 string guitar can often be looked at by guitarists, especially those like me, who have only ever played a 6 string as something of an anomaly, something to be looked at but never touched for fear that we embarrass ourselves on it, only to be… Read More

5 of the best 12 string guitars you really need to play

These are the 12-string guitars you’re looking for…  The 12 string guitar, such an awesome instrument that has appeared on everything from folk records to heavy metal albums. If you’re a Fairport Convention fan, Springsteen aficionado or Led Zeppelin fanatic the 12 string guitar will undoubtedly appeal to you, but even if you’re not a… Read More

5 Of The Best Compressor Pedals

Taking a closer look at the compressor pedal The compressor pedal is a widely used piece of equipment that is often relied upon by a myriad of guitarists from a great deal of musical backgrounds and styles. But why is it often overlooked? We think it’s down to the fact that the compressor pedal is… Read More