Instruments up for auction

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Various musical instruments from some of the biggest names in the industry will be sold at auction in November. Julian’s Auctions has announced an impressive auction featuring a wide collection of musical instruments and property from the likes of Prince, Frank Sinatra, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Michael...

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Classical guitars from Admira

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Spanish classical guitar brand Admira Guitars has released five new additions to its Handcrafted Classical range in the UK. Comprising of the A2, A8, A18, A25 Classical models and the F5 Flamenco model, the new additions have seen Admira’s Handcrafted series double in size. With the exception...

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Jam Session Hand Signals That Every Musician Should Know

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Having a tight song format is great, but most bands have a few points in the set when improvisation rules. If your lead guitarist is really burnin’ tonight, why not let him have a few extra bars to show off his chops? If your set isn’t as long as the time you have to fill, you might need a couple...

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Reasons Why Your Band Should Jam Regularly

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

If you practice regularly with a band, you’re probably aware of how unstructured jam sessions can eat up valuable practice time and throw people off task. Because of this, many bands tend to keep collective jamming time to a minimum, if they allow for any at all. When used properly, however, jamming...

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Nita Strauss Talks Musical Idols, Favorite Song To Play

Monday, October 17th, 2016

“Well, I’m inspired by Steve Vai and there’s a song in the Alice Cooper catalogue, which not a lot of people know, but Steve Vai plays one of the guitar solos on it and the song is called ‘Feed My Frankenstein’. Every time we play that song on stage, I get to play Steve...

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The Pusher Pedal

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

LunaStone has launched a brand new guitar pedal called the Pusher. the Pusher is perfect for those guitarists who want to push their tube amp into natural overdrive or just need to lift solos above the rest of the band. Where many other boosters just make the signal louder, the Pusher takes a more...

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The Young Blues Challenge

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

We are hoping you might care to help Norfolk Blues Society (NBS) promote their latest venture by telling everyone about it especially those who might be interested or know someone else who might be.  NBS often gets young players come to our regular free jam sessions and it’s amazing to see how...

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Guitar Teacher Required To Cover Teaching Positon

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

We have just been contacted by a guitar teacher in London that needs his teaching work covering. He says – ‘Guitar teacher needed to cover all my London work Monday – Friday starting ASAP! I’ve had some rather annoying circumstances happen that means i won’t be able to do my teaching up...

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Eric Johnson: How Much the Pick You Use Impacts Your Guitar Tone

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Guitar master Eric Johnson talked about the impact a pick has to guitar tone, describing plectrums as quite overlooked in terms of sonic difference they make. He tells “A lot of your tones come from the type of pick you use. “It’s really interesting; you can get 10 picks from a...

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Here Is Amp1!

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The world needs a new, smart and raised over any aural expectations amplifiers for modern guitarists with high Anprüchen to tonal integrity. Therefore, Thomas has put up with a team of experienced people and the BluGuitar AMP1 developed, designed and brought to market.

AMP1 of BluGuitar offers...

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There’s Only 1 Week Left to Enter!

Monday, October 10th, 2016

If you are a master of melody, and all about phrasing and tone. If call and response and space amongst the blue notes is more your bag than sweep picking and tapping, then this is the category for you. Come and claim your throne and arise The King of Blues.

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Paul Brett’s Vintage ‘Viator’ 12 String

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Based on his incredibly popular and well received 6 string Viator, Vintage are pleased to introduce the Vintage ‘Viator’ Paul Brett 12-String Electro-Acoustic Travel Guitar (VTR800PB-12. With a solid sitka spruce top and with sapele back and sides, the Viator 12 has a nato customised ‘v’...

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Mighty Flea jazz amp and ReString Theory kit

Friday, October 7th, 2016

The Mighty Flea combines the sound and looks of a vintage guitar amp with the portability of a laptop. It gives you 35W of clean power, through a top-quality 10″ speaker and runs off a Lithium (LiFePo4) battery pack with the stamina for at least 2 hours of live playing.

The Mighty Flea...

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Fretfunk at The South of England Guitar Show

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Northern Guitar shows come South! Finally the event we have been waiting for! The Northern Guitar Shows are holding an event in the South. Come along to Kempton Park Racecourse on Sunday 23rd October to join in the fun. What can you expect on the day? As well as a fantastic range of guitars, amps,...

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A Guide to Social Media for Musicians Who Hate Social Media

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Love it or hate it, you can’t escape social media. If you love it, awesome. You’re already a step ahead and you know it’s an indispensable tool to help promote your music. But if you hate it and think that we, as a culture and society, need to stop burying our noses in our phones...

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