Harley Benton launch £70 power amp for guitar pedal boards

Greetings guitar folk. We are back with a little bit of guitar gear news which seems to have dropped this morning… Most guitar players have probably heard of Harley Benton before. The brand (owned by the European online music superstore Thomann) are well known for bringing surprisingly good guitars into the beginner/lower priced end ofContinue reading “Harley Benton launch £70 power amp for guitar pedal boards”

I accidentally bought a guitar, and ended up with an unexpected bargain

I’ve noticed a few decent-looking guitars going for sale on eBay recently. In the past, I’ve picked up a few great instruments and amps, including the Strat which was my main touring guitar for a decade, as well as two Fender Mustang floor units, which I use for live work most of the time nowadays.Continue reading “I accidentally bought a guitar, and ended up with an unexpected bargain”

Tonerider pickups Vs Squier Classic Vibe Pickups

Last year, I was in the process of changing the pickups in my two Stratocasters. One, my blonde Squier Vintage Modified (pictured below), was fitted out with custom pickups handmade for me by Rohdan Pickups in the USA. These were made using Alnico III magnets in the neck and middle pups, the same as theContinue reading “Tonerider pickups Vs Squier Classic Vibe Pickups”

Upcycled music: my custom-built, eco-friendly classical guitar

Those of you who follow me on Twitter may be aware that I recently had a new classical guitar custom made for me by Neil McHardy Guitars in Cumbria. Here’s some details and a closer look… McHardy’s eco-friendly mindset Neil works alone and handbuilds his guitars to order. His offset sound hole design came fromContinue reading “Upcycled music: my custom-built, eco-friendly classical guitar”