Category: Blog

Articles on a variety of subjects…

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 712. It played really nicely and was keenly priced but...

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 know the RG range and always liked the top of...

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 my life. I didn’t want to spend thousands on one...

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 to realise that most of my favourite players all use...

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. They were made by Leslie in the 70’s specifically to...

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 has no option to disable / hide / remove comments,...

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 as I prefer older guitars. I had a lovely 80s...