Here at Guitar Breaks one of our central missions is to ensure that, where possible, we are constantly connecting with great companies, great designers, great custom builders and great players.
We have a passion for really well made and interesting equipment and love connecting with those who are responsible. And most importantly it means that we can bring this equipment to our events, so you can try it out!
Cornerstone Gear: Cornerstone Music Gear is a family owned company focused on designing and handmade manufacturing of guitar and bass effects pedals. Located in Italy, Cornerstone was founded in 2014 as the result of their passion for music and the obsessive research for a good sound. Cornerstone products are built by musicians for musicians, and everything they do, they do with passion. Played by professionals including: Ariel Posen, Chris Buck, Mick Taylor and many more, Cornerstone's reputation is on the rise! Visit:www.cornerstonegear.it/
Curt Mangan Strings: Curt has over 50-years of history with the guitar and nearly 40-years experience in the string industry. Curt's experience goes beyond string making including owning music stores, building and repairing guitars, teaching lessons and he was Director of Sales and Marketing for one of the world’s largest string companies for seventeen years. Curt has worked directly with many of the world's most recognisable artists. Visit: https://dynamicmusicdistribution.co.uk/pages/curt-mangan-strings
BOSS: Come on. What guitar player on the planet hasn't heard of Boss? Boss continues to be at the cutting edge of manufacturing effects pedals for electric guitar .
For years Boss has manufactured a huge range of products related to effects processing for guitars, including "compact" and "twin" effects pedals, multi-effect pedals, electronic tuners and pedal boards. The marketing-leading Katana range of amplifiers has taken Boss to yet another level of creativity and innovation. Visit: www.boss.info/global
Brunetti Amps: What Brunetti represents in the world of guitar amplification is its own and unique “Italian” sound, no-copy, no-clone. Pure tube sound, elegant design, user-friendliness and incredible tonal flexibility are trademarks that make Brunetti Amps recognisable and iconic around the world. Visit:www.brunetti.it
Victory Amplifiers: Victory Amplifiers are born in England, where they are proudly designed and built by Victory's committed team of engineers and craftspeople. Victory values simplicity in operation, flexibility in use and absolutely no compromise in tone. Their aim is simple: to create amplifiers that inspire you ever onwards in your playing and never let you down. Visit:www.victoryamps.com
That Pedal Show: Dan and Mick started That Pedal Show because they are nuts about great guitar sounds. In order to do it exactly how they want to do it with no commercial obligations, they don't accept payment, sponsorship or product placement deals from guitar gear companies. The main focus is effects pedals, but that also means a lot of talk about amps, guitars and everything else that goes into making fantastic tones. You can expect demos and comparisons of new and not-so-new gear, all with plenty of comment and opinion. Visit: www.thatpedalshow.com
Yamaha Guitars: Every element of how Yamaha design and craft our guitars is built around their mission to make instruments that inspire. Their guitars are made differently ‒ theyʼre made in Yamaha. Yamaha have been making guitars since 1966, but that doesn't make them stuck in their ways.
ThorpyFX: The ThorpyFX mission is to produce the best sounding, most robust and most beautiful guitar effects available. This is achieved through great design, great engineering and holding true to our ethos of providing "Superior Fidelity Tone Machines" to discerning guitarists.
Simply put, when you buy a ThorpyFX branded pedal you are buying a promise. A promise of superior quality sound, the most robust construction possible and the utilisation of the finest quality components available. ThorpyFX Pedals are built to survive the rigours of the road and yet deliver you consistent tone time and time again in all working environments. Visit: www.thorpyfx.com
WaterBear: WaterBear offers flexible BA & MA courses that fit around your life and work. Learn in small groups with personal mentoring from world-leading innovators. WaterBear courses are for musicians, music producers, songwriters, filmmakers, social media creators, tour managers and DJs. BA (Hons) and Masters programmes are fully accredited by the University of Chichester. The team at WaterBear want to help you progress in your career. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, the team can offer bespoke advice that could really help you. Visit: www.waterbear.org.uk
Andertons Music Store & TV: Andertons takes pride in offering a high level of customer service, ensuring that we provide only the best possible shopping experience for our customers. Founded in 1964, and currently run by Managing Director Lee 'the Captain' Anderton, Andertons has remained a family business for over half a century. During this time Andertons has become a globally recognised brand in the internet era. With a reach extending well beyond the British Isles, Andertons provides equipment for musicians of all ages and disciplines! Visit:www.andertons.co.uk
Taylor Guitars: Founded in 1974, Taylor Guitars has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor acoustic guitars are widely considered among the best-sounding and easiest to play in the world. Visit: www.taylorguitars.com
Longstone Technologies: Passion is at the heart of the story of Longstone Technologies: A passion for music unites the three partners at the company; A passion for music, electronics and technique inspired the first experiments. A passion for music, electronics, aesthetics and quality of projects inspires the company’s business today. Longstone have lovingly hand crafted guitar amplifiers and pedals. More recently they have turned their knowledge and experience to create valve stereo amplifiers. Visit: www.lstech.it
Valenti Guitars: Luigi Valenti aims to create instruments that are pieces of art by themselves, where nothing but aesthetic perfection is allowed; they’re made in order to be an extension of the musiscian’s imagination and skills, thanks to uncompromised sound and playability. Personally selected tonewoods with more than 10 years drying process, top quality hardware and handwound pickups made specifically for each instrument; these are the ingredients that you’ll find on every Valenti. Visit: www.valentiguitars.com
Occhipinti Amps: Filippo Occhipinti has been making quite a stir recently with his strikingly beautiful amplifiers and cabinets. Based near Siena in Italy, Occhipinti amps have so far garnered interest from luminaries of the guitar world including Ace (Skunk Anansie) and Daniel Steinhardt (That Pedal Show, The GigRig). Visit: occhipinitamps