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Jackson Audio PRISM Receives a nomination for Guitar Magazine's Gear of the Year 2018!

Jackson Audio PRISM Receives a nomination for Guitar Magazine's Gear of the Year 2018!

I've just received a nice surprise in my e-mail inbox from the guys at Guitar Magazine, letting me know that they've selected the Jackson Audio PRISM, of which I supplied to them for a full review earlier this year, for their 2018 Gear of the year awards!
15 November, 2018 by James P Gascoigne
How to guide - Wiring your guitar's jack mono socket

How to guide - Wiring your guitar's jack mono socket

Your guitar's jack socket can take a lot of punishment over a long amount of time, and it's not uncommon to need to replace it from time to time. They can sometimes work loose, meaning the solder connections are damaged, perhaps general wear & tear or maybe you'd like to upgrade a lower quality item to a high end replacement like those by Switchcraft & Pure Tone. Hopefully this how to guide will help you learn a bit more about them, and importantly how to replace them. The jacks most commonly found on our guitars are standard, two connector, 1/4" female audio jack sockets. 
04 November, 2018 by James P Gascoigne
Friendships - The real 'USP' of handmade, custom instruments? - My Odessa Deadbeat Baritone build

Friendships - The real 'USP' of handmade, custom instruments? - My Odessa Deadbeat Baritone build

Lusting after the 'next' guitar rarely stops for many of us. The idea of a baritone has stuck with me for quite some time, and being without a main electric whilst I await my own Millimetric MGS3 to be built next year has had the cogs turning on the idea more than ever. My mind wandered to a Jazzmaster based parts build, 3 pickups, perhaps an extra one behind the bridge for weird sounds, a walnut long scale neck and although this notion was undeniably exciting, I couldn't help but think about supporting a luthier brand over doing a parts build which in some cases can soon see costs creep up to a similar mark.
03 November, 2018 by James P Gascoigne

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