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Top five most influential jazz guitarists
Aug 31, 2010 Ξ 4 comments

Top five most influential jazz guitarists

posted by Sam Davis

I’m by no way an expert on jazz, let alone jazz guitarists. I’m fortunate that as a kid, I was surrounded by music from all genres; my Mum was firmly  Full Article »

Ryan Riggins Interview
Aug 31, 2010 Ξ 1 comment

Ryan Riggins Interview

posted by Sam Davis

The latest “15 questions” feature is with American guitarist Ryan Riggins. His band, Pocket Full of Rocks (PFOR), has recently been nominated for an award for their third album “More  Full Article »

Mystery Shopper: Electric Ladyland in Bristol
Aug 24, 2010 Ξ 24 comments

Mystery Shopper: Electric Ladyland in Bristol

posted by Sam Davis

The latest Guitar Jar Mystery Shopper finds us at Electric Ladyland, West Street, Bristol.

Paul Poulton Interview
Aug 20, 2010 Ξ 6 comments

Paul Poulton Interview

posted by Sam Davis

The latest “15 questions” feature is with guitarist Paul Poulton. Paul has been playing live across the county for 25+ years and has a wealth of experience to share with  Full Article »

Aug 20, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Album Review: The Final Frontier by Iron Maiden

posted by Sam Davis

I’m always excited by a new Iron Maiden album release. For the past 10 years, I’ve seen Maiden play live whilst they’re touring promoting new material. At the Sonisphere UK  Full Article »

Kiko Loureiro Interview
Aug 18, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Kiko Loureiro Interview

posted by Sam Davis

The latest “15 questions” feature is with guitarist Kiko Loureiro. Brazilian Kiko has just released a new album, “FullBlast” that highlights his versatility and talent. Guitar Jar caught up with  Full Article »

Album Review: Aquarius by Haken
Aug 16, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Album Review: Aquarius by Haken

posted by Sam Davis

I had no idea what to expect before listening to “Aquarius” by Haken. I have to be honest, looking at the album cover, I was expecting some pretty dark metal.  Full Article »

Style Over Substance: Is image more important than talent?
Aug 16, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Style Over Substance: Is image more important than talent?

posted by Sam Davis

Recently, I’ve had some interesting conversations with friends with regards to breaking into the mainstream music scene. For many guitarists, it’s likely you’re in a band, gigging regularly at venues  Full Article »

Mystery Shopper: Guitar Classics in Battersea, London
Aug 12, 2010 Ξ 1 comment

Mystery Shopper: Guitar Classics in Battersea, London

posted by Sam Davis

The latest Guitar Jar Mystery Shopper review finds us at Guitar Classics, situated in Webb Road, Battersea, London.

Guitar Jar Competition – August 2010
Aug 10, 2010 Ξ 30 comments

Guitar Jar Competition – August 2010

posted by Sam Davis

Win two tickets to gain free entry to the Bristol Guitar Show in Bristol, September 19th 2010. You will also win 12 packs of Ernie Ball electric guitar  strings, an  Full Article »

Jon Rabbets (Guitar Mania) Interview
Aug 9, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Jon Rabbets (Guitar Mania) Interview

posted by Sam Davis

The latest “15 questions” feature is with guitarist Jon Rabbets. For the majority of Guitar Jar readers who live in the Bournemouth/Poole area, you’ll recognise him from managing Guitar Mania  Full Article »

Aug 8, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Mark Pitfield Interview & Bass Guitar Recording Techniques

posted by Sam Davis

Recently I had the opportunity to record some electric guitar at Basement Studios, Wimborne. It was an interesting process as it gave me the opportunity to look at recording procedures  Full Article »

ZVEX Super-Duper 2-in-1 Boost Review
Aug 4, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

ZVEX Super-Duper 2-in-1 Boost Review

posted by Sam Davis

Since purchasing a Marshall Vintage/Modern combo, my pedalboard has shrunk considerably. In the Guitar Jar review of that amp, I’ve mentioned how I use my guitar volume control to achieve  Full Article »

Aug 2, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Sonisphere Festival 2010 (Sunday) Review

posted by Sam Davis

To start this post, I’d like to express how gutted I was not to have attended the entire Sonisphere 2010 Festival (mainly due to lack of time and money). However, I  Full Article »

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