This article covers all things compression, from studio compression and demystifying the jargon, to compressor pedals for guitarists and bassists. We'll answer the questions: what is compression? And do I need a compressor?
20 May 2022 - 8 min read | 75 min watch
In the market for the very best closed-back headphones available? We've highlighted the perfect pairs around, just for you - from budget £10-£20 options, to more high-quality £120-£180 sets. Read on for the full lowdown!
3 May 2022 - 9 min read
As Guitarists we love having a whole world of effects right at our feet, but the pedal industry moves so fast these days it can be hard to keep up with all the latest and greatest releases – well don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here is our list of the 10 best guitar pedals of 2022 … so far!
1 May 2022 - 10 min read | 202 min watch
Matt and Rabea attempt to nail the tones of Prog Metal titans Mastodon with an unlimited bank-busting budget!
Should you replace your guitar strings all at once, or one at a time? This is a common question that splits the guitar community, with many believing that changing all your strings at once can affect your guitar's setup. In this article, we find out if that's the case!
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?