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 Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

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 Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

ThorpyFX Fat General

Adrian Thorpe’s new compressor marks the start of an ongoing collaboration with a stompbox legend. Richard Purvis stands to attention… Like many mythical creatures, Dan Coggins is only sighted at rare and More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, August 6th, 2018

Lowden GL-10 Koa

What started as a one-off commission has ended up being Lowden’s very first production solidbody electric. Does it have the magic of the Downpatrick company’s acoustic models? Huw Price plugs in… When More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Eastman T49D/v

Why should rockers have all the fun? Chris Vinnicombe gets his fingers all in a tangle as Eastman takes its stunning Antique Varnish finishing process to the jazz club… The latest Eastman to land here at The More...