Brian May features in Guitar & Bass Magazine on sale tomorrow (5 July)


The August 2016 issue of UK publication Guitar & Bass, features a detailed piece on Brian May’s Vox AC30 amps, written by the co-author of the “Red Special” book Simon Bradley.

ed Special book

QUOTE: “It had that depth , the overones, the sustain and the throaty splutter. I knew it was the sound I’d been looking for.” BRIAN MAY

The article looks at many amps from Brian’s personal collection of AC30s and obtains unrestricted access to the amps being prepped for 2016’s Queen + Adam Lambert tour. There’s also detailed information concerning a brand new AC30 that forms the heart of the rig. Illustrated with high-quality photography throughout, with several shots of amps never seen before, the piece also includes in-depth interviews with engineer Mike Hill, who regularly services Brian’s gear, and guitar tech extraordinaire Pete Malandrone.

The magazine is on sale from Tuesday 5 July, priced £4.99 on UK newsstands. Order a single print or digital copy of the magazine via this link:

More information on the magazine can be found at

GnB mag August 2016 p18-19

Guitar and Bass cover Aug 2016
Front cover “Guitar & Bass” August 2016