Imagine, a looper that just loops; simple to use, no amp models to mess with your sound, no tone controls, no drum tracks, no effects, just one button and a volume control. In our ever increasingly complex world – no chance! But wait; what’s this? The Ditto Looper by TC Electronics....

If you can’t afford the Helix, or Helix LT or don’t have the space for them then Line 6 has the answer for you: the HX Stomp. Small enough to fit on your pedal board but with 300 built in effects, together with all the amp and cab models you will...

Now, we do like a nice headstock; solid, attractive and giving out that vibe that yes, this is a good guitar and I have good taste because I chose it. Some are very recognisable – think Fender or Gibson; some very plain – think Martin for example and some just...

Baffled by talk of headstocks, bridges, sound holes and truss nuts? Join the club! Here, we offer a beginners explanation, enabling you to talk knowledgeably down the pub and the next time you are in a guitar shop and feeling intimidated by the 'cool' sales assistant...

I am sure that your guitar is one of your most precious things so it is important that you look after it in the best possible way and, of course, the right way. There is, obviously, an ‘ideal’ way to do this, but with a busy life and a desire to...

Sick of lugging those 4x12's around? Then take a look at the modern preamp that can plug into the PA. Since many of us are playing more quietly on stage due to much better venue PA’s and the noise police, we are not using loud amps that can be overdriven...

Lately we have been astonished at the quality of some of the budget acoustic guitars coming through from the likes of Ibanez, Fender and Hudson; these cost around £99 and look to have a good spec – solid spruce tops and decent necks and tuners – which should be good...

Hand crafted bespoke guitars and basses, made in Yorkshire, entirely by hand and without compromise using the finest materials, pickups and hardware available. Instruments include solid bodies (from £1799), Semi Hollow (from2099), Baritones (from £1899) and a range of active and passive bass guitars (from £2099).  Alpher use one piece necks...

These programmable combo amps feature the core attributes of Blackstar's original award-winning ID:Series. The range features 10W, 20W and 40W combos, all with super wide stereo, being small in size but huge in tone. We picked the 10 watter to test, which is small – about the size of a shoebox...

These Sterling guitars are great value and the Silo3, a versatile workhorse, is easy to play, comfortable and sounds like a higher end guitar. The solid hardwood body is attached to the solid maple neck via a Music Man designed 5 bolt neck joint. The neck heel is contoured and...