Fender Made In Japan – The FSR Japan Range Returns

Rejoice! The Fender FSR Japan series is back! The Fender Made in Japan range of electric guitars has now become a coveted series that players of all kinds, including collectors and touring musicians alike, search high and low to get their hands on. But why? Aside from the fact there’s simply not a lot around, it… Read More

Build A Complete Pedal Board For Under £150

All the guitar effects pedals you need to gig, for way under £150 All musicians understand the importance of having the right pedals on their pedal board, but if you’re just starting out, or even want a second pedal board at home for practicing, starting a new rig can seem quite daunting, and expensive! But fear… Read More

Perfect Partnerships – Gibson Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Marshall

A once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history When it comes to guitar and amp relationships, the combination of Gibson Les Paul guitars and Marshall amplifiers is an unbeatable match made in tone heaven. When Jim Marshall placed his name on the very first JTM45 head back in 1962, it was… Read More

How Do Coil Tap & Split Coil Pickups Work?

Coil Tap vs Coil Split – we clear up the differences In the world of guitars there are many popular myths. Mistruths, wrapped up in half-baked theories, often presented with absolute certainty. Music is, as we know, entirely subjective. Conversations around what is the ‘best’ guitar, for example, are largely moot. However there are certain ambiguous subjects… Read More

The Coolest New Roland And BOSS Products For 2016

New amps, drums and some real surprises… 2016 has been an amazing year for the Roland and BOSS brands. Releasing a plethora of unique musical instruments throughout the year must seem like a tiring affair, but both of these innovators are showing no signs of slowing down releasing ingenious new products and improving on an… Read More

Dawsons Festival Survey – The Results Are In!

The best and worst festivals to the reasons we refuse to attend – you took our ultimate festival survey and the answers are in. In August 2016, whilst the UK was in peak festival season, we asked all of our social media followers to weigh in on a variety of festival related questions. We asked… Read More

Safe Humidity And Temperature Levels For Guitars

How humidity levels and changing temperatures affect your guitar Whether you have 1 guitar or 100, each one is going to be precious to you, so it makes sense to look after it as best you can. You’ve no doubt spent quite a lot of money on gig bags, hard cases and maybe even guitar polish… Read More

11 Things We Love About The Pioneer DDJ-RZX

The DDJ-RZX might be the last DJ Controller you’ll ever need Pioneer have announced the release of their new DJ controller, the Pioneer DDJ-RZX 4-Channel Professional Rekordbox DJ Controller – and it’s set tongues wagging in the DJ scene thanks to its intuitive layout, ease of use and almost indestructible construction. Pioneer seem to just… Read More

5 Great Chorus Pedals You Need To Try

Adding a new dimension to your sound with a chorus pedal If you’re a fan of alternative rock, you’ll likely have heard of the chorus pedal, or at the very least heard it being used in some classic tracks from bands like The Cure, U2, The Police, and (probably most famously) on Nirvana’s ‘Come As… Read More

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