A guitar amp is comprised of two main sections; a preamp and a power amp. But what do they do, and therefore what are their differences?
7 Jun 2019 - 8 min read
If you've ever wondered what hybrid guitar strings are, we've got the answer! In this article, we explain their purpose and explore the advantages of these increasingly popular combinations of string gauges.
3 Jun 2019 - 5 min read
What are the best amps and pedals for Les Pauls? We revisit some of our favourite Les Paul players to find out...
28 May 2019 - 7 min read | 74 min watch
Researching string gauges can be a bit mind boggling and quite frustrating. Here’s a super simple guide to what’s ideal for your musical style, so you can cut the faff and get playing.
Regulation changes in recent years have seen instrument manufacturers getting more and more adventurous and outside-the-box with their wood choices. With more types of tonewood in circulation than ever before, it’s difficult to know what’s what – in this article, we’ll look at the most commonly-used tonewoods in the industry, their tonal characteristics, and dig a little deeper into the burning question: how much difference does your choice of tonewood really make?
Metal guitar tone has evolved and changed massively over the past few decades. Single-coils, PAF-style humbuckers, and of course, the active EMG pickup have left their mark on the genre; so why are passive pickups making a comeback?
You've got your monitors, your desk, your outboard gear, your plugins - but what about the room you're in? Introducing acoustic diffusers!
The humidity of domestic homes can vary greatly and cause your expensive acoustic guitar to become damaged in extreme cases. Read our humidity guide to protect your guitar from humid air.
An insight into the man behind some of the most popular and exquisite guitars in the world!