Jack White – It's getting loud again: Inside the new issue of Total Guitar

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Cover Feature: 

This month, in an exclusive new interview, Jack White talks us through his guitar playing and songwriting approaches, how he balances his trademark fuzz guitar tones with synth sounds, and he discusses his gear preferences, from inexpensive junk-shop instruments to modern signature models. 

Also in our 22-page special feature: we chart Jack’s influence as a guitarist, writer, arranger, producer, and creator of a mini-empire in Third Man Records, and we profile some selected highlights of his extensive gear collection. Plus! We take you inside Jack’s playing style with our tab lessons, and show you how to play three awesome riffs from The White Stripes to Jack’s latest solo material.

Total Guitar Jack White issue cover

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“I like the freedom to experiment": Tips on songwriting, gear and tone, by Grant Nicholas of Feeder

Learn To Play:

The Police – Message In A Bottle

The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love

Greta Van Fleet – You're The One

The Black Keys – Wild Child


Fender Player Plus Meteora HH

Line 6 Catalyst 100 1X12 Combo

Jet Guitars JS-400

Headrush MX5 compact multi-fx floorboard

Maestro Invader Distortion


Delay Tactics! Transform your sound with our lesson on timed delay effects

First Steps In Guitar: TG's beginner lesson guides you through some key basic techniques

Bluegrass Essentials: TG’s guide to getting started with bluegrass guitar playing


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Total Guitar is one of Europe's biggest guitar magazines. With lessons to suit players of all levels, TG's world-class tuition is friendly, accessible and jargon-free, whether you want to brush up on your technique or improve your music theory knowledge. We also talk to the biggest names in the world of guitar – from interviews with all-time greats like Brian May and Eddie Van Halen to our behind the scenes Rig Tour features, we get you up close with the guitarists that matter to you.