Honeyboy 30

When it comes to Bandmaster-style amps, it’s true what they say: good things really do come in threes. Huw Price gets a taste of Honeyboy’s unique new take on the classic Fender circuit… Honeyboy is a relatively new custom-amp manufacturer based just outside Glasgow. Wherever possible, owner Andy Smith does everything in-house, from populating More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Vintage Bench Test: 1950 Fender Broadcaster – Broadcast Quality

The roots may be showing on this old blonde, but it sure can sing. Huw Price surfs the airwaves with one of Fender’s first guitars: a 1950 Broadcaster… In the event you are unfamiliar with the story, the More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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Jackson X Series Marty Friedman MF-1 Review & Interview

Former Megadeth man Marty Friedman needs a guitar that’s built to shred, and this affordable Jackson seems to fit the bill. Darran Charles from Godsticks straps in and gets ready to rock, and also speaks to the More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Fender expand Fender Play platform with bass lessons

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has announced the introduction of bass lessons to Fender Play – the complete learning app for bass, guitar and ukulele from the brand that popularised electric bass guitar. Fender More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
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The Reverb Top 10: Flange Pedals

Oft confused with the similar phaser, flangers are in fact a distinct species all of their own. Reverb’s Dan Orkin examines the 10 bestselling pedals found on the online marketplace… T he flanger is a simple More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
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Beetronics FX OctaHive & WhoctaHell

Californian indie pedal builder Beetronics promises honey-sweet tones fit for a queen – so will these two drop-dead gorgeous octave fuzzes get Richard Purvis buzzing? For any of us, it’s easy to get carried More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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Stone Deaf Syncopy

The British master of fairground-lit pedals with analogue sound and digital control has turned its attention to bucket-brigade delay. And as Richard Purvis finds out, it has hidden talents… Stone Deaf has More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Marshall Origin 20C – Origin Of Species

A player-friendly update on the amps that made Marshall great, the Origin series aims to prove that vintage can be modern. Richard Purvis puts the 20-watt combo under the microscope… Look at the comments below More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Rick Turner Model 1 Deluxe LBU & Special C Limited Edition

For many of us, Rick Turner guitars will have only crossed our radars as Lindsey Buckingham’s preferred axe. Huw Price samples two examples of hand-built US exotica that buck all the trends… The big round More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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House Of Tone Texas Tea T-Set

Legend has it that, for a short while in the mid-50s, Fender changed the recipe of its Telecaster pickups – and House Of Tone has recreated one of those mysterious sets. Huw Price studies the formvar… The More...