Guitar & Bass May 2011

Dec 16 2011

Guitar & Bass May 2011

For the last 16 years Guitar & Bass magazine has provided 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. Guitar & Bass 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!
Guitar & Bass May 2011 contents:

  • Knaggs influence series Kenai Tier 1&2 – High-end everything from the ex-PRS designer
  • Bootsy Collins – He’s the four-string architect of funk with a wardrobe to match. We get down with the technicoloured icon
  • Joe Bonamassa – With yet another set of essential new-blues in the bag, 2011 is set to be Joe Bonamassa’s best year yet
  • Steve Marriott – He was the unsung hero of white-boy soul and a damn fine guitarist to boot. We pay tribute to one of Britain’s foremost all-rounders
  • J Mascis – Indie rock guitarists who plays a mean axe are few and far between, so when J Mascis chose to trade his Jazzmaster for an acoustic we took notice
  • Gibson Billy Morrison Signature Les Paul – Punk rock clashes with a classic
  • Danelectro ’56 Single Cutaway – Danelectro bust out the bling
  • Frytte Memphis 30/Eighteen – All-valve combo that packs a big-stack punch
  • Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesiser – Roland’s latest three-in-one wizardry
  • Patrick James Eggle Saluda C Madagascar Celtic – PJE’s once-in-a-lifetime extravagance
  • Farida SF-55CE Sandi Thom Electro-Acoustic – Ornate looks and crystal-clear tone
  • Hagstrom Viking Bass – Affordable short-scale semi with a retro feel
  • Boulder Creek EBR6-4N Acoustic Bass – Big, bold and beautiful
  • Private collection – With a guitar-building father, Joe Chipperfield’s collection was going to be a winner. Lars Mullen takes a look
  • G&L Factory Visit – We snoop around Leo’s old haunt and see how it’s been brought up to date
  • Les Paul Restoration – David Greeves gives a tired Les Paul Special a much-needed lease of life with the help of some luthier expertise
  • Jeff Beck – Ever wondered how Jeff Beck mastered the old-school palette? Look no further
  • John Illsley – We examine how Illsley’s tasteful technique helped hold up the bottom end of Dire Straits’ classic sound
  • The Story of the Dreadnought – How Martin’s bigger, boxier acoustic became top dog. PLUS: We take an in-depth look at nine of the finest dreadnoughts for every budget

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