BOSS Goes Old School With Its New WAZA Pedals

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The Waza Craft Series promises all Analog components and premium sound quality, so what’s the story? The new BOSS Waza Craft pedals have just been announced with 3 new compacts kicking off the series. Old favourites such as the BD-2 Blues Driver and the DM-2 Delay have been given the “WAZA” treatment and promise to… Read More

The World’s Most Playable Beginner’s Guitar?

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Finding guitar playing difficult? Maybe Epiphone can help… Learning and playing guitar, particularly an acoustic guitar, can be a real challenge. It’s tough on the fingers and can very quickly begin to feel like a massive struggle with little or no progress to show for your effort (we know, we’ve been there too). If you… Read More

Rewriting History – The Return Of Gretsch Guitars

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The long history of Gretsch is a rollercoaster ride of success and setbacks. But where are they in 2014? Fred’s the name Gretsch began their journey in 1883 under the control of German immigrant to the USA, Friedrich Gretsch but it wasn’t until his son (also named Fred) took over, that the company really bloomed…. Read More

The Birth Of The 9 String Electric Guitar

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8 strings not enough for you? How about 9! They’re here! The extended range monsters which seem to have divided opinion amongst guitar players, giving rise to online arguments over their purpose and use. Also, let’s not forget our Bass playing friends whose sonic territory is being invaded, how do they feel about it? But… Read More

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

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 Please note: The Farida James Morrison Signature Acoustic Guitar was a limited-edition model and is now longer available. If you’re looking for something similar, check out the range of Farida Acoustic Guitars. The Farida Artist Designed range has produced some… 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