There are some great pedals out there for acoustics        You may think that the sound you hear is the sound you get with an acoustic, but plug it in and that all changes. As well as using a great pickup or microphone the choice of acoustic dedicated pedals and...

Can you get a decent acoustic for under £300?                  Oh yes!Gone are the days when you could drive a bus under the strings and your hands and fingers hurt after wrestling with the necks and action (those halcyon days of youth!). Today’s budget acoustics...

Bag yourself an OD pedal to beat the blues!             We all love an overdrive pedal – that rich, creamy, gain makes the ribs tickle and the heart warm – but with just about every pedal company, of which there are hundreds, making at least one overdrive,...

£500 can get you a really good electric these days.       There are some fantastic ‘mid’ price electric guitars out there and if you choose your spec carefully you can get a real corker: tone, playability and versatility all in one. This sector is hotly contested by all manufactures including the...

Ultimate Guide to British FX makers                                                                              Think overdrive, fuzz or distortion, delay, reverb,...

Looking to amplify your acoustic guitar?                          There is a great choice of amps out there for the acoustic player at the moment. From valve based through to fully digital you can get a great stage sound! Fantastic amps from AER,...

Most of us will be playing 14 fret acoustics – 99% of acoustics come this way - although until the 1930’s all acoustics were 12 fret. Band players wanted to compete with the loudness of a banjo so they asked for more volume and the 14 fret guitar was born,...

Struggling to find a left handed guitar?                                                      Whilst 10% of the population is left-handed and by default you would expect 10% of all guitarists to...

Guitarists are a fickle lot over technology.      You’ve got a digital phone, digital computer/laptop/tablet, a digital radio, use on-line social media, stream music digitally but, you don’t want a digital amp – no way. You believe that something designed in the early 20th century is way better. Okay, at full...

Building a pedal board? Looking for inspiration?             Spend just 30 minutes trawling the internet for advice on effects pedals and you will quickly be overwhelmed by all the different opinions and recommendations out there, let alone effects pedal makers - we have 120 featured on our...