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Free Guitar Lessons
Sep 17, 2010 Ξ Comments are off

Free Guitar Lessons

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Want to improve your playing? Get going with the Guitar Jar guitar lessons. View all the lessons…

The guitarists and music from Laurel Canyon
Sep 8, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

The guitarists and music from Laurel Canyon

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If you’re anything like me, there are times when a particular song or an album seems to take over your thoughts, almost defining that particular moment of your stage in  Full Article »

Sep 3, 2010 Ξ Comments are off

Submit your guitar equipment user reviews

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Would you like to contribute to Guitar Jar? If you own guitar equipment, anything from plectrums to 1959 Les Paul’s, why not submit a user review?

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

Top five most influential jazz guitarists

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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 »

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

Style Over Substance: Is image more important than talent?

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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 »

Jul 8, 2010 Ξ 4 comments

Fender Super Reverb Amplifier Modification

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This feature was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Steve Coates If any of you own/have owned a Fender Super Reverb you’ll be aware that it gets pretty loud when asked  Full Article »

Guitars not often associated with iconic players
Jun 14, 2010 Ξ 1 comment

Guitars not often associated with iconic players

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I guess we’re all influenced to some degree by our “guitar heroes”. You know the drill: many Hendrix/SRV/Gallagher enthusiasts aquire a Fender Stratocaster. Angus fans will promptly purchase a Gibson  Full Article »

Thoughts on the BBC TV series “I’m in a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band!”
Jun 6, 2010 Ξ 3 comments

Thoughts on the BBC TV series “I’m in a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band!”

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I’m absolutely sold by most “rockumentary” programmes, whether it’s talking about the hippies living in Laurel Canyon or Metallica recording the “Black Album”, I’m not too fussed. I just love  Full Article »

Jun 2, 2010 Ξ 5 comments

How do you grab the attention of the crowd?

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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

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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 »

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

Guitar Jar has launched!

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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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