Telecaster vs Stratocaster.

Today I’m undertaking a mammoth task and pitting two heavyweights of the guitar world against each other. In the left corner, officially weighing in at 7.5 pounds, all the way from Fullerton, California the American ‘Tele’ Telecaster! Right, enough of the Michael Buffer impression. Sorry, I was getting way too into that. Anyway, today we’re going to look at the Telecaster vs the Stratocaster. Both very famous in their own right and endorsed by many players worldwide, the Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster are perhaps the most famous musical instruments ever... Read More


Precision Bass Vs Jazz Bass. What is the Difference? 

There are many different bass’ to choose from when shopping for your first one. Chances are, the two you are going to decide between are perhaps the most famous bass guitars out there the Jazz Bass or the Precision Bass. On first viewing, there may not be a lot of difference between these 2 models but when you pick them up and plug them in, you’ll see that looks may be deceiving.  Let me take you through, the difference, similarities and everything in between! Hopefully, I’ll be able to clear... Read More


What are Alternate Tunings, and should I use them?

Hello, everyone out there in the guitar stratosphere! Hope you’re all keeping safe and well. Today is the day I talk about one of my favourite guitar subjects: alternate tunings! I absolutely love alternate tunings, and my self-appointed task is to try and convince you how great and inspiring they can be.  If you’ve been playing the guitar for a while then chances are you’re pretty comfortable with Standard Tuning (the ol’ EADGBE). If you’re feeling a little bit uninspired and want to breathe some new life into your guitar... Read More


Are expensive guitar cables worth it?

Today I’ll attempt to shed some light and give you my opinion on cables! How exciting. Although it may seem quite mundane, for the electric guitarist, cables are a very important piece of the puzzle. You ain’t gonna have much joy using your ’59 Les Paul and Hand-wired AC30 without a cable now, are ya?!  So, what’s the main difference between a £7.99 cable and a £40 cable? Let’s jump in.  First, I’m going to dispel some myths. I’ll be clear here, these are only my opinions, based on some... Read More

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A Comparison Of Gibson Les Pauls

You can’t get much more iconic than a Gibson Les Paul. Wielded by the likes of Slash, Jimmy Page, Randy Rhoads and many more, the design is recognisable to even the least guitar-savvy amongst us. But one question we get asked a lot is “what’s the difference?” What makes a Standard 50’s different from the Standard 60’s, and how are they both different from the Classic? This is by no means a definitive guide, but will hopefully give you a starting point if you’re looking at a Les Paul for... Read More