Buying Guides

Choosing a guitar practice amp

By night, it’s all about spotlights, scissor-kicks and stack amps. But by day, you’re more likely to find the average musician hunched alone in a bedroom, coffee on the side, working on speed-picking at a volume that won’t have the bloke downstairs banging on the ceiling. To improve, you need…

Choosing A Portable Guitar Amp

Respect to the towering 4×12 stack – but if you’ve ever tried humping one eight stops on the Circle Line, you’ll understand why someone had to invent the portable amp. Let’s say you’re a busker, a road-warrior or a musical free spirit who refuses to be handcuffed to plug sockets…

Picking the perfect Guitar Amp

When choosing a new amplifier, you’ll quickly realise that the choice is staggering. Hitting the forums often confuses the matter when impassioned guitar-heads debate which amp Jimi Hendrix would’ve played. Firstly, money does not guarantee you good tone and having countless features that you don’t use won’t substitute having an amp with…

What is gigging insurance?

Do you worry about your instruments when you play a gig? Insurance is the best way to make sure your gear is safe while you’re out and about. For all musicians, getting out and gigging is a key part of the experience. Whether you play for pay or just for…