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Jimi Hendrix & Joe Bonamassa Live In Norwich!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Jimi Hendrix tribute act ‘Purple Jimi‘, renowned for being the UK’s best tip of the hat to Jimi are playing a series of smaller gigs along with a fantastic Joe Bonamassa act called ‘Dust Bowl‘ in Norwich in a couple of weeks time. The...

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Sundance Performance Pro series

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The new flagship guitars boast all-solid wood combinations and sumptuous features on some of the most popular and iconic acoustic body shapes in guitar history. This new Sundance series will comprise of 6 special handcrafted models, in all solid, premium reserve timbers.

The range will begin...

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The Martin Guitar journey continues

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Martin Guitar has launched the second phase of its activation for the Rainforest Alliance #FollowTheFrog campaign to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable wood sourcing. The activation, which kicked off in 2016, has used Martin’s social media platforms and website to chronicle the manufacturing...

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Nita Strauss Talks Pandemonium and Upcoming Tour

Monday, February 20th, 2017

For years, Strauss has cited Vai as the reason she decided to pick up the guitar in the first place, so getting the chance to contribute an instrumental track to the project was a dream come true. Strauss’ “Pandemonium” which you can hear below is a perpetual burn that showcases Strauss’...

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Guns N’ Roses swiftly apologised on social media

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

No-one likes being mistaken for someone else – especially if that someone else has been their sworn rival for more than a century. So when Guns N’ Roses’ announcer yelled “Sydney” just before they walked on stage in Melbourne, the band were met with a chorus of boos. And...

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New Project Launched to Aid Recovery of Stolen Musical Instruments

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The global initiative is calling on musicians to install a 5mm 0.1g microchip, which can alert them to the exact GPS location of their instrument. Anipo, which describes itself as the ‘international solidarity network for fighting the theft of musical instruments’, says that stick the tiny chip...

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The Merseyside Guitar Show 2017

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

This year, celebrating fifteen successful years at the same venue, The Merseyside Guitar Show will take place on Sunday, 26th November 2017. Doors open from 10am to 4.00pm at Aintree Racecourse Exhibition Centre, Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool, L9 5AS and this year promises to be the biggest and best show...

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Performance Anxiety Guide

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Performance anxiety can have a devastating affect on musicians, and even the most professional performers can suffer with the psychological issue. The ISM Trust, the sister charity of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, is helping music teachers guide their students through the troubles of performance...

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Travelling with a musical instrument?

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Whether you’re making your way to a session or embarking on a world tour, travelling is an essential part of any working musician’s life. Musical instruments can have both sentimental and monetary value, making travelling around the world with them a sometimes stressful aspect of the job. Whether...

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Marty Friedman Signature Pickup

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman relies on only the best of everything to deliver his unique one-of-a-kind guitar mastery. EMG had been part of this equation for the former Megadeth guitarist for years. EMG president and founder Rob Turner set out to develop a brand new passive signature set for Marty...

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The Supro Tremolo Effect pedal

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

The Supro Tremolo is an analog stompbox designed to recreate two of the most desirable vacuum tube based modulation effects found in American amplifiers of the 1960’s. The Supro Tremolo pedal’s Amplitude / Harmonic switch allows the musician to choose between these distinctly different, vintage...

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The BluGuitar BluBOX

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Electric guitarists looking for the perfect way to mike up for live or for recording now have one of the simplest and most workable solutions available-which also sets new standards in sound quality. Brought together in a compact, lightweight metal box are 16 legendary speaker cabinets. Drawing on...

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‘Never Say Never’

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Michael Anthony says that he is open to reuniting with Van Halen to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the release of the band’s classic debut album. Anthony, singer Sammy Hagar, Alex and Eddie Van Halen last teamed up in 2004 for a U.S. summer tour. In exchange for taking part in the tour,...

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GHS & Rocktron On Tour With Flea

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Legendary bassist, Flea, co-founder and composer with the one of the world’s best-selling bands was voted second best bassist of all time in a reader’s poll, second only to John Entwistle. His original bass playing style has influenced and been copied by generations of bass players. Flea uses...

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Nita Strauss Assembles Solo Band

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Strauss recently released a brand new solo single titled “Pandemonium”. Written, recorded and produced by Nita, the song features the axe woman on all guitar and bass, alongside her boyfriend and manager Josh Villalta on drums and Katt Scarlett on keyboards. The drums were recorded at...

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