Guitar

To be a Southpaw

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It started early, at school. Back in the dark days of the mid-eighties, when teachers were less – let’s say – enlightened as they may be now. Those were the days of jumpers for goalposts, chalk on blackboards, and ‘right to write’. Left-handedness, even then, was a source of trouble. Left-handed – sinistral, southpaw, cack-handed, […]

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Equipboard

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For the less nerdy among readers, Equipboard is a community of users where musicians (or fans of musicians) can create profiles listing the gear that they use. For the less known among us, it’s a nice way of sharing your guitars, pedals, amps, synths, drums, etc. Where the site comes into its own, though, are […]

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Monster 25

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1994. I wanted to be a writer. 15 years old. My dad was a football fanzine writer. I decided I could be a writer. Standard Grade English was, if not my best school subject, certainly my favourite. Some bright spark thought the school needed a newspaper, so I joined the team as the music reviewer. […]

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World’s largest guitar effects pedalboard

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On July 9th, guitarist Rob Scallon joined with Robert Keeley of Keeley Electronics, Josh Scott of JHS Pedals, Ryan Dyck of Temple Audio, and Brian Wampler of Wampler Pedals and a host of Sweetwater staff to create the largest playable guitar pedalboard certified by the Guinness World Records organisation. You can read a lot more […]