New Gear from BOSS

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Ground-breaking new technology and some updated classics, 2014 has been a great year to be a BOSS. New Boss GP-10 Guitar Processor 2014 has seen some ground-breaking new products from BOSS and some incredible upgrades to some classics too, with the addition of BOSS compacts such as the DS-1X et al. For my money, the… Read More

Lounge Amps – Compact Amps For The Home Musician

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Amps which prove bigger isn’t always better… There’s a lot to be said for guitarist’s use of ever more powerful, ever louder amplifiers. Just as a Citroen 2CV would do a perfectly reasonable job of getting you to and from the shops to pick up your paper, the whole process would be much more exciting… Read More

London Grammar Guitarist Dan Rothman Joins Farida Roster

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The Farida endorsee roster has expanded again, with London Grammar guitarist Dan Rothman! The words, ‘the next big thing’ are used with desperate regularity in the music industry. Every six months (at least), a new band is being touted with this accolade, but the hype generally outstrips their talent. Very occasionally, however, an act appears… Read More

Three Great Self Tuning Guitars

Three Great Self Tuning Guitars

The idea of self tuning guitars seems like ‘magic’, although they exist – here are three great examples There is a theory that ‘magic’ is simply ‘unexplained science’. If something extraordinary happens for which there is no explanation, to many, it seems to be something that is paranormal. For guitarists, the idea of a guitar… Read More

Glowing Review For The Farida James Morrison

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Acoustic Magazine has just published a very impressive review for the Farida James Morrison guitar The Farida Artist Designed range has produced some incredible instruments since its inception. Frank Turner has been touring his extensively, as has Sam Halliday, Steve Rothery, Freddie Cowan, Murph and the guys from Bombay Bicycle Club. One of the instruments… Read More

Steve Hackett Revealed As New Farida Artist

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We’re pleased to announce that Steve Hackett is the latest artist to become a Farida endorsee The term ‘legendary’ is one that is misused constantly, particularly in the world of music. The smallest of achievements seems to justify the term. And yet, there are some artists whose credits make it difficult to argue against this… Read More

Steve Vai TonePrint Released By TC Electronic

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A new, Steve Vai TonePrint from TC Electronic expands its online artist library When TC Electronic launched its TonePrint concept, it promised not only expandability through freely downloadable additional tones and settings, but also that some renowned players would be contributing tones to those made available. It’s fair to say that it delivered on that… Read More

Five Great Epiphone Models To Celebrate 140 Years

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After 140 Years, there are more than a few classic Epiphone models – here are five You may have already heard that that 2013 marks 140 years since Epiphone began. The idea of a guitar brand of this age is mind-boggling (is there an older guitar company?) For a brand to last this long, it… Read More

Blackstar Go Metal

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Blackstar products have long been a favourite of Metal guitarists, and fans of rock’s darker side will relish this new range… Fast rising UK amp brand, Blackstar, are a very industrious bunch. The brand has only been in existence since 2007, and already its products are supplying the tone for the likes of James Dean… Read More

Frank Turner Farida Artist Designed Guitar Features In His New Video

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The great new video for the Frank Turner single ‘Recovery’ is here, and it has the stunning Farida Artist designed guitar in it! The video for Frank Turner’s new single, ‘Recovery’, has arrived, and in it, he wields his excellent, Farida Artist Designed guitar, the J-FT. The song is his first release since he gave… Read More