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Choosing a Guitar Amplifier
Jan 31, 2011 Ξ 1 comment

Choosing a Guitar Amplifier

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Picture the scene: You’ve read a couple of reviews on the Internet, whipped out the credit card and laid down some plastic on the “amp of your dreams”. Finally, this  Full Article »

Is Jimi Hendrix Overrated?
Jan 19, 2011 Ξ 14 comments

Is Jimi Hendrix Overrated?

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Many individuals, guitarists, music fans or otherwise often state Jimi Hendrix as being arguably the greatest guitarist ever. Guitar Jar questions this statement, wondering if Hendrix would have claimed this  Full Article »

Are USA Standard Fender & Gibson Guitars Overpriced?
Jan 12, 2011 Ξ 12 comments

Are USA Standard Fender & Gibson Guitars Overpriced?

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Recently, when visiting guitar stores across the UK, I’m often taken aback by the price of the current range of USA Standard Fender & Gibson guitars.

Jan 4, 2011 Ξ 2 comments

Guitar Jar Podcast #1

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Guitar Jar Podcast #1 reviews aspects of the Guitar Jar articles featured in the first 6 months of the web site.

RoHS Compliance: How will this affect the UK guitar industry?
Dec 13, 2010 Ξ 5 comments

RoHS Compliance: How will this affect the UK guitar industry?

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RoHS isn’t the most common acronym emerging from the lips of the everyday guitarist, but it’s more than likely to establish itself as a swear word over the coming months.

Nov 25, 2010 Ξ 3 comments

Relic Guitar Debate… Love them or hate them?

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A debate among guitarists over recent years is the subject of the “relic guitar”. To many, the appearance of a well used and battered guitar is a beautiful sight to  Full Article »

Guitar Maintenance – corrective or preventative measures?
Nov 22, 2010 Ξ 4 comments

Guitar Maintenance – corrective or preventative measures?

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This article was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Dave Walsh Luthier’s or guitar ‘repairers’ can be your best friend at times, but unless their guitar physically breaks into two pieces,  Full Article »

Christmas Gifts, Presents and Stocking Fillers for Guitarists
Nov 16, 2010 Ξ 1 comment

Christmas Gifts, Presents and Stocking Fillers for Guitarists

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If you’re anything like me, you’re pretending to friends and family that you haven’t even started to think about Christmas, but secretly, you’ve been pondering over the thought of Santa  Full Article »

Guitar Tone: a different flavoured sandwich?
Nov 11, 2010 Ξ 3 comments

Guitar Tone: a different flavoured sandwich?

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I love the fact that everyone’s creative and it’s amazing we have the ability to create art, music, literature, technology and much more. However, what we create is completely subjective;  Full Article »

Guitar Jar Goes Geocaching
Nov 8, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Jar Goes Geocaching

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Geocaching is a worldwide activity enjoyed by people of all ages, where individuals, quite literally hunt for treasure.

The Pedalboard Planner
Oct 26, 2010 Ξ 4 comments

The Pedalboard Planner

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From time to time, you stumble across a website or an article that really catches your eye. Recently, I came across http://pedalboardplanner.com/ – a site that allows you to create  Full Article »

100 guitar things to do before you die…
Oct 22, 2010 Ξ 3 comments

100 guitar things to do before you die…

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Are you just starting out in your musical career or are you in your twilight years, playing some of the sweetest sounding riffs and licks you’ve ever created? Wherever you’re  Full Article »

Choosing an Overdrive Pedal for Under £100
Oct 18, 2010 Ξ 4 comments

Choosing an Overdrive Pedal for Under £100

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From time to time I find myself in the predicament of hunting down a decent overdrive pedal, that sounds good and won’t dent the bank balance. This usually involves many  Full Article »

My First Gig: The Beer Engine, Coventry
Oct 7, 2010 Ξ 1 comment

My First Gig: The Beer Engine, Coventry

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For the first article to appear in the “Are you Experienced?” Guitar Jar feature, I thought I’d kick off proceedings by recalling the first time I ever played the guitar  Full Article »

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