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Billy Gibbons reveals tone secrets

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

We gets some blues wisdom from the coolest of all cats: fuzz-faced ZZ Top overlord, Billy Gibbons. It’s growing close to five decades since that little ol’ band from Texas started forcing the blues into directions new – injecting a new sense of danger to the trusty pentatonic scale. And...

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ways to supersize your guitar sound

Friday, December 30th, 2016

That moment when you switch from your chunky rhythm part to that climatic lead break and everything just… dips. The vulnerability of being the only guitarist is laid bare and you promise yourself that you’ll never stray from the warm embrace of chords again. Well, just hang on, it’s...

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Sensei HB 2016 LE Guitar

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

This guitar is Reverend’s take on what a classic double-cutaway should be. Full thickness body, and the correct amount of wood where the neck meets the body. All the rawness, midrange warmth, and upper-fret access you’d expect, but more versatility, a stable neck joint, and better balance! Each...

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The EMG Retro Active Fat 55 humbucker set

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

The EMG Retro Active Fat 55 humbucker set was inspired by the ingenuity, tone, and feel of the original PAF, evoking the best tones of the 50’s and 60’s. No longer limited by the technology of that era, this classic looking humbucker set adds a newly designed external preamp that provides the...

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Supro extension cabs for Black Magick, Comet and Supreme amps

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Supro has announced that three new guitar amp extension cabinets are now available from the brand. First up, the 1970 12-inch Black Magick cabinet is sized to fit perfectly underneath the Black Magick 1 x 12 combo. The 1790 is a partially open-back, vintage-style extension cabinet loaded with a Supro...

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New Ignition bass guitars by Hofner

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Hofner has announced the release of the Black Club and Sunburst ‘Cavern’ Violin bass guitars to the UK. The new models are part of Hofner’s Ignition range, which has been designed to offer players the authentic Hofner experience and sound at a more affordable price than the handmade German...

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Merry Christmas From My Guitar Lessons

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

The team at My Guitar Lessons would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year on Xmas day. Now put down that present and go and play a Festive song!

 

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Guitarist Rick Parfitt dies aged 68

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

He died from a severe infection after going to hospital on Thursday following complications to a shoulder injury. Parfitt’s musical partnership with Francis Rossi, which spanned five decades, made Status Quo one of British rock’s most enduring acts. He had been due to launch a solo career...

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Musicians create album to raise funds for Bailey Guitars

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

An array are musicians and bands from Scotland, England, France and Canada have contributed to an album that will help raise funds for Bailey Guitars as the firm campaigns to take ownership of the building that houses its workshop. These workshops, located on the west coast of Scotland near Ayr,...

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Uli Jon Roth Wanted to Record ‘Tokyo Tapes Revisited’ Before It Was Too Late

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Founding Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth says there was a sense of urgency surrounding his return to the venue where his former band recorded their 1978 live album Tokyo Tapes. “The starting point was that I was told that the original hall where we recorded tapes with the Scorpions was supposed...

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Ace Frehley On Kiss Return

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has spoken out once again about the possibility that he will rejoin his former band. Rumors about Frehley’s return to Kiss gained strength earlier this year after he teamed up with Kiss lead singer Paul Stanley on a cover of FREE’s “Fire And Water”,...

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Snark SN5X Clip-On Chromatic Tuner

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

The improved Snark SN5X model includes enhanced accuracy, faster processing chip and new high definition screen that can be read from any angle. Priced just right for any budget, Snark created the no frills Clip-On Chromatic Tuner. This chromatic tuner helps you get the perfect tuning fast and easy...

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The Guitar Show 2017

Monday, December 19th, 2016

The Guitar Show returns to New Bingley Hall in Birmingham on the 25th and 26th February 2017 with a larger line-up of brands and more floor space. The event has expanded into a new acoustic area for its third year, allowing serious unplugged fans the chance to try some of the world’s greatest acoustic...

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Rogue One Fuzz Octave Pedal

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Taking the T-70’s crown as the most ridiculous pedal I build, Rogue One boasts two full-featured Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz channels plus a third channel of sub-octave taken from the T-70 that can be added in parallel to the fuzz sounds with the Sub footswitch.

Additional toggles allow you...

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First embedded anti-theft device for musical instruments

Friday, December 16th, 2016

There was the Houston musical instrument theft ring. An enthusiastic KT Tunstall fan stole her favourite tambourine. A Proms musician had her 300-year-old violin stolen on a train. And at Halloween, thousands of pounds worth of instruments were stolen at a pub in Lancaster. But deterring thieves...

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