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Yamaha Pacifica 712

As a frequent visitor to Music Warehouse, Colchester, I often head straight to their excellent second hand section to check out new stock and kept being drawn to this Yamaha Pacifica...

Ibanez RG550

Learning guitar as a teenager in the 80s, I always thought super strats were cool. Then working at Colchester’s Axe Music in the ’90s, as Ibanez dealers I got to...

Purple Rocket Amplifiers

A few months back, having sold my trusty Fender ’65 Reissue Blackface Twin (beautiful but too heavy and loud for the venues I play), there was an amp shaped void in...

Suhr Shiba Drive

Pedals. A very personal subject for guitarists so what follows is purely an opinion! For a long time I only used built in amp distortion (usually Marshalls) until slowly I began...

Guitar To Leslie Speaker Interface

I managed to pick up an early 70’s Leslie 760 from a local secondhand shop a few months back but had given up finding a Leslie pre amp at a reasonable price....

WordPress Tips & Tricks #1

I find collections of tips and tricks very useful when problem solving so here are some of my favourite WordPress CSS techniques. Disable / Hide / Remove Comments If your theme...

New (Old!) Epiphone Sheraton

My latest 6 string squeeze is this lovely natural finish Epiphone Sheraton bought from Music Warehouse, Colchester. An online serial number search dated it as 1997 which suits me fine...