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In The Style Of Bo Diddley

This week we have to talk about one of the most interesting figures in the history of primitive Rock and Roll and, consequently, Rock in general. He is a special and unique artist due to two marked signs of distinction in his music since his beginnings. The first of them is that rhythm of five accents that has accompanied us since he released...

In The Style Of John Fogerty

If last week we were talking about Mr. Pete Townshend and made a summary of his most outstanding gear, this week it’s time to put an opponent at this level in the other corner of this boxing ring called Rock and Roll that we like so much. So ladies and gentlemen, with jeans, checkered shirt and a voice that is a sound in itself, let's give a big...

In The Style Of Pete Townshend

We focus this week on one of the key figures upon which the hegemony of the electric guitar has been forged in popular music from the early 60s to the end of the 20th century: Pete Townshend.   For the person who writes these lines he is the most important guitarist in the history of rock music if we leave solos aside or, to put it...

In The Style Of Mike Oldfield

Mike Oldfield covers so many decades, styles and sounds that making a list of the gear he has used or that has been characteristic to his discography is a hard nut to crack for this piece… but we’ll give it our best shot. We’re going to ignore his basses, keyboards, synthesisers, and all the wind instruments that don’t fit with our...

In The Style Of Dave Mason

Let’s get into his background before proceeding with today’s subject because there may be some who don’t really know who Dave Mason is...so take note.       We could simply say that he was the original guitarist for Traffic, that band from the late 60s where together with one Steve Winwood, Mason gave us...

In The Style Of Otis Rush

If last week we told you that Albert King was a lefty who played a right-handed guitar by simply turning it around to accommodate it so his right hand was used to slide down the neck which made him unique, I think it is fair to say that today’s protagonist, Otis Rush is exactly the same, making him equally exceptional.   And obviously, if...

In The Style Of Albert King

It may be that Mr. B.B. King gets world fame and deservedly so, recognised as the greatest bluesman of all time; and it may be that if you're going to buy just one blues record in your life, it’s a wise choice to get something by B.B. King. But if the blues comes calling at your door for a second time, if you feel the slightest interest in this...

In The Style Of Ritchie Blackmore's Machine Head

We have already dedicated an exhaustive article to Ritchie Blackmore on the occasion of his birthday but this guy is so great we could dedicate one each and every day of the year.     This time we’re going to focus our effort on more than talking about his guitars, but knowing what kind of things were going on in the mind of the...

In The Style Of Carl Perkins

It was not too many weeks ago, when we were talking about the electric sound of Johnny Cash, that we took a brief look at today’s protagonist, Carl Perkins, an artist who although he accompanied the man in black on many occasions, deserves his own space among our list of legends as one of the pioneers of the style that upturned the XX...

In The Style Of Warren Haynes

This week we focus on Warren Haynes and that means we are going to talk about tons of equipment used in each concert and specifically a lot of that tonnage is going to carry the logo of a certain brand that starts with 'G' and ends with 'Ibson'. Both in the Allman Brothers and in Gov't Mule Haynes mainly employs two Gibson Les Paul Standards...

In the style of the 1986 Guns N’ Roses

The year 1986 was going to be a crucial year in the career of one of the most recent great rock bands in history, Guns N' Roses, a band that was the direct heirs of the giants of the previous decade, the golden times of the genre, and was responsible for carrying that torch until it was picked up by the ‘90s grunge generation. In 1986 Guns...

In The Style Of Paul Kossoff

The sound is in the hands. How many times have you heard someone say that? A lot of times right? Well, it's true. Only in some cases it is much more obvious than in others and, as could not be otherwise, our protagonist today is one of those who made it even more evident, since he belongs to that lineage of guitarists who seem to do nothing out...

In The Style Of Lou Reed

Not everything in our lives has to be ‘guitar heros’ my friends; we also have to talk about immeasurable artists who, without being virtuoso guitarists, have changed our lives through the genius of their songs with a guitar on their backs downloading chords, melodies, and in the case of today’s protagonist, authentic nocturnal, bohemian and...

The Electric Sound of Johnny Cash

The musical career of Johnny Cash is undoubtedly marked by his writing talent and his voice as deep as an ocean, but we all know, including himself, that without Luther Perkins at his side and his unmistakable rhythm pattern when it comes to playing country, his career may not have been as successful as it was....

In The Style Of Tony Iommi

We delve this week into the sound of one of the key guitarists in the history of our favourite instrument, a guy who led the way for an entire generation and laid the foundations to what would be the new way to play hard rock in the 70s; an artist who became a vending machine of riffs, each more ingenious than the other, which were played not...

In The Style Of Brian Robertson

At Guitars Exchange we have realised that it is time to introduce, little by little, those guitarists who, maybe because of their name, we fail to identify at first but deserve a spot on our special altar of the electric guitar. Many of them are as big as the biggest names and as good as the best but, perhaps their fleeting time in successful bands...

In The Style Of Gary Moore

Sooner or later in this article we are going to end up talking about the most famous 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard of all time, which we have already talked about at length in Guitars Exchange, so let's say that right away so we can talk about some other guitars first. Gary Moore was fortunate to be recognized by Peter Green as his successor...

In The Style Of Luis Alberto Spinetta

In the nation of football gods the most unbridled passions for artists also occur, there are those who praise them and those who bury them in life. Our hero today is unanimously praised for his figure and his work...which isn’t easy being a staunch supporter of River Plate in a nation, Argentina, and a city Buenos Aires, divided by the eternal...

In The Style Of 'Fast' Eddie Clarke

There are two bands that principally marked the career of 'Fast' Eddie Clarke - Motörhead and Fastway - and there are two guitars that are also key in both bands’ discography.    The first, and perhaps the most important guitar in his life, is the 1972 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe that he bought new in that same year for just...