Radioshop ID:Chris Buck Loaded Strat Pickguard

Loaded scratchplates are a simple way to radically overhaul your guitar’s tone. Marcus Leadley checks out a pickguard fitted with a trio of up-and-coming guitarist Chris Buck’s signature pickups… South Wales guitarist Chris Buck is one of the emergent standard bearers for the Mayall/Clapton/Slash school of blues and rock guitar playing. Meanwhile, More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter

This analogue synth pedal threatens to brutalise your signal in all sorts of peculiar ways… Richard Purvis braves the atonal underworld. We’re not sure if EarthQuaker Devices still counts as a ‘boutique’ More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Echopark Esperanto 313

An outrageously cool semi with Queens Of The Stone Age in its DNA and a neck to die for. Chris Vinnicombe takes one for the team… The Esperanto (named after an invented language devised in 1887 by Polish More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Fender Effects Pedals

After decades of dabbling, Fender is making a proper go of the whole stompbox thing – but will these six new units floor the competition? Richard Purvis lines ’em up… You may not realise it, but Fender More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
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Builder Profile: Stone Deaf

UK company Stone Deaf Effects & Amplification builds innovative stompboxes that have graced the boards of some of the biggest stars in rock. Main man Luke Hilton explains tells the story of the firm’s rapid More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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Vintage Bench Test: 1970 Fender Stratocaster – Blonde Ambition

With one foot in 1969 and the other in 1970, this Fender Stratocaster is proof that the company was still making great guitars after the CBS takeover. Huw Price plugs in… There are many well-travelled vintage More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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Auden Bowman Bass

Auden’s impressive range of retro-vibed, quality acoustic instruments gets a four-string addition to handle the low-end duties. Michael Heatley tunes in… Many bassists consider an acoustic four-string More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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EarthQuaker Devices Westwood

Could EarthQuaker’s humble-looking new overdrive be the understated crunch machine your pedalboard has been dreaming of? Richard Purvis gets ’wood… There are too many overdrive pedals and most of them More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Eastman SB59/v-GB

The award-winning single-cut returns with new pickups and a fresh lick of old-style paint. Chris Vinnicombe fans the flames… We first encountered Eastman’s Antique Varnish single-cut at Winter NAMM 2017 More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, April 27th, 2018
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PRS Silver Sky – Defying Gravity

After two years of exhaustive R&D, March 2018 saw one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets become the most talked-about guitar in recent history. Depending on whom you believe, John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith’s More...