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INTERVIEW: Birds Of Tokyo’s Adam Spark

The new self-titled album by Birds of Tokyo – Ian Kenny (Karnivool), Adam Spark, Anthonny Jackson and Adam Weston – is a melodic, atmospheric, at times rocking, at times psychedelic affair which balances pop and indie song craft with ambient experimentation and a sombre edge. It’s a real... The new self-titled album by Birds of Tokyo – Ian Kenny (Karnivool), Adam Spark, Anthonny Jack ...

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Review: Steve Lukather – All’s Well That Ends Well

Steve Lukather is a legend in the guitar community, obviously he is best known for being the guitarist in American rock band Toto founded in 1977 and although they broke up in 2008 they reformed in 2010 for a tour of Europe and a live DVD recorded in Denmark will be released in 2011. That is a... Steve Lukather is a legend in the guitar community, obviously he is best known for being the guitarist in Americ ...

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REVIEW: KTS Titanium Saddles

The bridge saddles are an extremely important component of your guitar. They’re necessary for precise intonation, of course, but if your saddles aren’t efficiently transferring the energy from the string to the body, you’re not getting all you can out of your axe. Enter KTS Musical Products.... The bridge saddles are an extremely important component of your guitar. They’re necessary ...

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NEWS: I Heart Guitar featured on Guitar International

Huge thanks to Guitar International for featuring I Heart Guitar in its 10 Great Guitar Blogs series! GI’s a great site and I’m honoured to be featured. Cheers, chaps! Here’s the link: 10 Great Guitar Blogs: I Heart Guitar Huge thanks to Guitar International for featuring I Heart Guitar in its 10 Great Guitar Blogs series! GI’s a great site and I’m honoured to be featured. Chee ...

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NEWS: Fender John Mayer Black1 Stratocaster

It’s finally here: Fender’s John Mayer Black1 signature Stratocaster. The guitar will feature similar specs to Mayer’s existing Fender signature model as well as gold hardware and a model-exclusive Incase gig bag designed with Mayer. Only 500 will be made. You can read all about the original... It’s finally here: Fender’s John Mayer Black1 signature Stratocaster. The guitar wil ...

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COOL GEAR ALERT: Snark by Qwik Tune

Wow, check out this neat little gizmo by Qwik Tune. It looks like an angry robot dragon with a radar on its head! The Snark clip-on tuner is suitable for all instruments, including guitar and bass, brass, orchestral instruments and folk instruments. The display rotates 360 degrees; there’s a tap... Wow, check out this neat little gizmo by Qwik Tune. It looks like an angry robot dragon with a radar on ...

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CD REVIEW: Stone Sour – Audio Secrecy

Let’s get this out of the way. Yeah, two members of Stone Sour are in Slipknot. No, it’s not a Slipknot side project – Stone Sour dates back to 1992. And no, Audio Secrecy as an album isn’t as radio-friendly as a few of its lighter tracks would have you believe. Unlike Nickelback, the hard rock... Let’s get this out of the way. Yeah, two members of Stone Sour are in Slipknot. No, it’s not a Slipknot side pr ...

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REVIEW: Ashdown Little Bastard 30 bass amp

You know this is not your grandpa’s bass amp when the first thing you read on the Ashdown wesbite about it is “Rebellious, uncompromising and cool as f***, James Dean – and the car he nicknamed the Little Bastard – are the inspiration for this iconic, all-tube mini bass amp head.” Even a quick... You know this is not your grandpa’s bass amp when the first thing you read on the Ashdow ...

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Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe Intro lesson

Paul Gilbert has a great knack of creating fun, musical riffs that double up as great exercises, the title track of his latest album Fuzz Universe is absolutely chock full of licks that you can use for picking exercises or to steal for your own solos. I have taken 3 short riffs from the intro... Paul Gilbert has a great knack of creating fun, musical riffs that double up as great exercises, the title track ...

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Vox Lil’ Night Train, 2 Watt Rock

Vox released the distinctive 15 Watt Night Train a while ago and it was an instant success, lightweight, stunning mirror finish and great tones at bedroom, studio and small gigging situations. Well following on from that success Vox have launched the little brother called the Lil’ Night Train... Vox released the distinctive 15 Watt Night Train a while ago and it was an instant success, lightweight, st ...

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