The offset hot topic, Bridges! Stay Trem, KTS, Mustang, Mastery & Buzz Stop all discussed!

The offset hot topic, Bridges! Stay Trem, KTS, Mustang, Mastery & Buzz Stop all discussed!

When it comes to offsets, Jazzmasters & Jaguars in particular, one topic is almost always the top pick, their bridges. With forums and social media discussions seemingly full of tales of string jumping and buzzing woes, quick fixes and upgrade options, I wanted to compile my findings and experiences, and do so honestly. So this may become a handy reference point for those getting into these superb but often misunderstood guitars. 
Meet The Maker - From pawn shop Strats, to artisan string winding. The story of Gts.co, with Gabriel Tenorio

Meet The Maker - From pawn shop Strats, to artisan string winding. The story of Gts.co, with Gabriel Tenorio

With our two part detailed look into Gts.co strings released throughout this week, what better way to round that up than with a chat with the man himself, Gabriel Tenorio. 
Refining tone & feel, a string gauge at a time - Gabriel Tenorio String Co explained - Pt.2

Refining tone & feel, a string gauge at a time - Gabriel Tenorio String Co explained - Pt.2

With Part.1 of the blog series spotlighting Gabriel Tenorio Strings that we released earlier this week, you'll have a good idea now on why the twists are so important. One detail you may have noticed if you've browsed the store looking at gts.co, is the more refined gauge choices available. With half gauges, refined specs and names like 'Super 10s', it's understandably easy to be lost amongst the choice, but it's all very much within reason, stick with it.
Long Twist, short twist, what does it even mean?! - Gabriel Tenorio String Co explained - Pt.1

Long Twist, short twist, what does it even mean?! - Gabriel Tenorio String Co explained - Pt.1

We all stroll into our local guitar stores every few weeks or so, have a browse around lusting after new gear and end up just grabbing a fresh set of strings whilst you're in there. We know the gauge we like, perhaps the brand too if it's something we're used to and off we go to the counter to part with our pennies and treat out beloved guitar to a freshen up. These guitar strings are ready for any guitar, straight off the peg making life a little simpler. But is this simpler way the best way? 
Meet The Maker - Social Distortion to Luthiery, a chat Drew Walsh of Walsh Guitars

Meet The Maker - Social Distortion to Luthiery, a chat Drew Walsh of Walsh Guitars

I began to notice a bit of a transition in the guitar market over over the last few years. One that saw guitar buyers yearning for something a little different to the norm. Instrument designs that perhaps break the conventional molds, and I think the times we are in at the moment, those alternative choices available have never been better. 
McNelly Featured in the March issue Guitar & Bass Magazine...

McNelly Featured in the March issue Guitar & Bass Magazine...

This feature was a couple of months in the making, and a project I am really proud to be a part of after becoming UK main dealer for McNelly.
I got in touch with the guys at Guitar & Bass magazine to see if they were interested in spotlighting some of the great McNelly Pickup models now I'm offering them here in the UK and they jumped at it! I'm a big fan of what this magazine is achieving these days, their approach is truly representing the direction of the guitar world right now. Both favouring the usual big name brands as much as the boutique makers, which is great to see.
After discussing some of the range of pickups available, they decided to go with three sets which was great news. The T-Bar Tele P90 set, the Stagger Swagger & the Sparkletron. The man set to review them was their all round tech man, Huw Price. He was fitting the T-Bar into a tradition Tele, maple neck, Swamp ash body etc, The Stagger Swaggers into a Les Paul and finally the Sparkletrons into a La Cabronita, so a real nice mix!
After a few chats about the finer details of each model, I was really looking forward to reading what Huw had to say about these models. He picked up on all the details I was hoping he would, those tones, nuances and build quality details that make McNelly so great.
If you get chance, make sure you drop by a newsagents, super market etc and pick up this months copy. It's a great read, aside from the pickup review! I particularly love the original '56 feature too. Really proud to see pickups we offer from Home of Tone featured in this great mag. If you're interested in reading what a well respected magazine think of McNelly pickups, then it's well worth a peek!