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Steve Coates Interview
Jun 3, 2010 Ξ 5 comments

Steve Coates Interview

posted by Sam Davis

The latest “15 questions” feature focuses on Bournemouth based guitarist Steve Coates who’s currently juggling his time between playing the guitar in the Bournemouth live music scene and being a  Full Article »

1979 Fender Antigua Stratocaster Review
Jun 3, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

1979 Fender Antigua Stratocaster Review

posted by Sam Davis

I’ve always loved the sound of a Fender Stratocaster. Years before I even started to learn to play the guitar, most of the artists and bands I listened to just  Full Article »

Basement Studio Interview
Jun 2, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Basement Studio Interview

posted by Sam Davis

Basement Studio is a new rehearsal room & recording studio situated in Wimborne, Dorset (30 minutes away from Bournemouth). Guitar Jar caught up with Basement Studio manager Brian Oliver who  Full Article »

Jun 2, 2010 Ξ 5 comments

How do you grab the attention of the crowd?

posted by Sam Davis

So, you’re mid-way through a gig and your band mates are looking to you ensure the gig goes down in legendary status. What are you going to do? Shred as  Full Article »

Traynor YGM-3 Guitar Mate Amplifier Modification
Jun 1, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Traynor YGM-3 Guitar Mate Amplifier Modification

posted by Sam Davis

In relation to an earlier post reviewing an early 1970’s Traynor YGM-3 Guitar Mate, I came across an interesting set of videos on YouTube of how you can modify the  Full Article »

1970’s Traynor YGM-3 Guitar Mate Review
May 31, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

1970’s Traynor YGM-3 Guitar Mate Review

posted by Sam Davis

After selling an amp to finance a new car I promptly searched eBay for a cheap all valve replacement that featured a 12” speaker. Eventually, I was the lucky winner of an original early 1970’s  Full Article »

Keeley Modified BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver Review
May 28, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Keeley Modified BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver Review

posted by Sam Davis

I first came across Robert Keeley pedals around 4 or 5 years ago. I’ve since owned a number of Keeley products (compressor and Vox wah wah) but the modified BOSS  Full Article »

Marshall Vintage/Modern 2266C Combo Review
May 25, 2010 Ξ 4 comments

Marshall Vintage/Modern 2266C Combo Review

posted by Sam Davis

I’ve been after a new amp since I was forced to sell my ’76 Fender Twin around three years ago. I’ve made do with using alternatives and I kind of figured  Full Article »

Guitar Jar has launched!
May 20, 2010 Ξ Comments are off

Guitar Jar has launched!

posted by Sam Davis

OK, so I’m a frustrated musician.

I’m frustrated that I haven’t played either the new or old Wembley Stadium. I’m frustrated that I haven’t got £1500 to go out and blow on a Marshall Stack. I’m frustrated because I just don’t simply have enough time to practice or play as much guitar as I’d like (mainly due to work & family commitments), and when I do finally get time, my Mrs wants to sit and chat about her day, whilst all the time all I’m thinking is “Please, please, please be quiet, and let me play my guitar!”.

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