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Quick Questions With The King Of Mars

Quick Questions With The King Of Mars

Take some rock, mix it with funk, sprinkle in some jazz and soul. What do you get? The King Of Mars.

This is one band you definitely need to check out!

The King Of Mars

I caught up with John Bruner (guitar & vocals) and JJ Frale (bass) to ask them the Guitar Noodle Quick Questions. Here’s what they had to say. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Pedro Sá

Quick Questions With Pedro Sá

Pedro Sá is a Portuguese guitar player and founder of the project Saephe.
Saephe, founded in 2008, use The History of Portugal as the main theme for their music.

Quick Questions

1. Who inspired you to start playing?
Metallica, Megadeth & Running Wild Continue reading →

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How Many Guitars Do I Need?

How Many Guitars Do I Need?

It’s an age-old question. Is there such a thing as too many guitars?

I’ll be honest, I find it a tough question to answer. Mainly because I always seem to want another. I’ll be feeling pretty happy with the guitars I have, then I’ll suddenly start visiting guitar websites and looking at different models.

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Do Gibson Really Make Bad Guitars?

Do Gibson Really Make Bad Guitars?

Do Gibson Really Make Bad Guitars?

It seems like a debate which has been going on for a long time now. Not a day goes by where I don’t see people commenting on the poor quality control at Gibson. But is it really justified?

Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz called accusations that the guitar builder’s quality control has declined in recent years “Fake news”. Continue reading →

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5 Ways Your Social Life Will Improve By Learning To Play The Guitar

5 Ways Your Social Life Will Improve By Learning To Play The Guitar

Playing the guitar has huge social benefits.

Don't believe me? Read on

Jam Time

If your social life is lacking then turning up at a jam night is the perfect antidote. You'll find yourself in a room full of like-minded people who will become instant friends. Nothing brings people together like music so a room full of strangers instantly become buddies.

Form A Band

Forming a band takes things a step further. If you find the right people you

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Is It Time To Retire The Valve Amp?

Is It Time To Retire The Valve Amp?

Valve amps have ruled the guitar world for so long, it seems impossible to imagine them not being the number one choice for a great tone. But as Bob Dylan said, “The times, they are a-changin”.

Amp modellers used to be a compromise. Not sounding as good as the real thing but infinitely more practical. Often the target for tone bashing on guitar forums, they were seen as a joke by many who ignored the fact that you could actually get some pretty decent tones out of them. Continue reading →

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