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Guitar Magazine

November 2020

The Guitar Magazine provides in-depth and essential reading for the serious guitarist, with dozens of guitar tests, playing techniques, an exclusive bass section and in-depth features on guitar heroes past, present and future. Each issue is packed full of reviews of the latest guitars, amps, effects and basses. The Guitar Magazine also delivers the informed verdict on home recording equipment and regularly offers tips on buying second hand and vintage gear. When you occasionally put down that guitar, it is also packed full of interviews with the great and good of guitardom!

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bandlab UK Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter catch a fire

With record-breaking wildfires raging in California, climate change has never been so vivid, nor so personal for the guitar-making community. Although conversations about sustainability and the environment in the guitar industry tend to revolve around wood, there are many other materials used in the manufacture, packaging and shipping of guitars. Hopefully one day soon we’ll see an end to single-use packing materials that are impossible to recycle. I’m delighted to announce that, as a brand, we’re taking the positive step of moving away from plastic to a paper wrap for subscription copies. If you’re reading this, you may already have noticed this fact as you gleefully tore through it to get to this month’s magazine – here’s hoping it has made its way to a recycling container rather than the dustbin. If…

3 min.
fretbuzz

PICTURE PERFECT For years I have been an avid internet researcher on anything guitar and amp-related, and I recently ran across your vintage Telecaster shootout. I could not believe how beautiful your photographs are. I’ve never seen anything like them! That Telecaster article has the most original and detailed angles – I love how you get close up on the control knob and wiring harness, so you can see every little detail of a rare vintage switch. I’ve spent years researching building guitars and amps and have never come across such stunning photographs. We want to see vintage details and beautiful photography, and someone putting some thought into the artistic direction. It is enormously appreciated. It makes me want to read all your articles just to see the photos I am in the…

1 min.
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6 min.
ones to watch patricia lalor

“STAYING HOME DURING LOCKDOWN WAS THE BEST THING FOR MY MUSIC, AND WRITING NEW SONGS. I’VE HAD SO MUCH MORE TIME THAN I USUALLY HAVE. SCHOOL IS HARD, DUDE” Patricia Lalor’s career began, as is often the case for singer-songwriters in the digital age, with a YouTube channel. But that’s where the similarities between Patricia and other up-and-coming guitarists end. After all, the Irish upstart hasn’t even finished school yet but already boasts more than 150,000 subscribers to her channel, and counts Hozier as a fan of her music, which draws influence from Daughter, Radiohead, The Big Moon, Warpaint and others. Born in Wexford, south-east Ireland, Patricia first picked up the guitar aged 10. She started making videos for her YouTube channel just a year later, initially of covers she was making…

4 min.
album spotlight tyler bryant & the shakedown pressure

Before the lockdown, Tyler Bryant posted a demo online for a new song, Crazy Days, which featured Bryant’s wife and Larkin Poe guitarist Rebecca Lovell, with the plan that it would be a teaser for a new EP. Fans loved the song however, and with the world locking down, plans for an EP quickly spiralled into a fourth long-player for the 29-year-old Texan guitarist. In no time at all, four songs turned into almost 40. Produced by friend and collaborator Roger Alan Nichols, the resulting album Pressure is a reaction to an unprecedented time in our immediate history. Featuring Lovell alongside Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr, it’s a candid and instinctive record full of emotion. This is lightning-in-a-bottle rock ’n’ roll. PRESSURE “The riff was inspired by the time we spent on the road…

2 min.
this month’s essential tracks for guitar lovers

IDLES Kill Them With Kindness (Live At Abbey Road) Performed as part of a livestream at Abbey Road Studios ahead of their forthcoming third album Ultra Mono, this previously unreleased track is both visceral and emotive. With clattering guitars and bellowing vocals, this could be their best single from album three. GWENIFER RAYMOND Eulogy for Dead French Composer From her forthcoming LP Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain, Raymond’s newest release is a haunting performance that drifts between 1920s blues and baroque guitar with ease. It’s a genuine gem of instrumental guitar work. TEMPLES Paraphernalia The first single from Temples’ second album for ATO Records sounds like a bust-up between ABBA and Daft Punk. Their signature muted bass tone remains, alongside fuzzed-out riffs, plus blinding keys and orchestration. THIN LIZZY Sugar Blues (Demo This previously unreleased version of a track heard on…