MusicRadar's Greatest Hits

If you're new to MusicRadar, here's a selection of features, reviews, tutorials and themed weeks from the last 12 months that we'd hate for you to miss. From the best music-making gear your money can buy to the craziest instruments on the net, from genre-defining records to the heroes that made them great. Here are MusicRadar's Greatest Hits...

Riff Week on MusicRadar

Riff week

Riff week

The Top 50 Guitar Riffs Of All Time: Part One (50-26)

The greatest riffs ever, as voted for by you!

The Top 50 Guitar Riffs Of All Time: Part Two (25-1)

We have a winner!

9 guitar heroes pick their favourite riffs

Joe Perry, Tony Iommi, Billy Gibbons, Jeff Beck and more!

The alternative 10 greatest riffs of all time

Your favourites as you've never heard them before

The evolution of the guitar riff

Charting the riff from Howlin' Wolf to Jack White

SampleRadar: 400 free heavy metal guitar samples

Celebrate Riff Week with these crunchy free sounds

VIDEO: Slash picks his favourite riffs

Plus riff-writing tips from the GN'R and Velvet Revolver star

VIDEO: Queen's Brian May picks his favourite riffs

The Kinks, Black Sabbath and The Beatles all feature

Guitar legends



28 Telecaster legends: part 2

Fender lovers, from Steve Cropper to John 5

28 Telecaster legends: part 1

Fender's singlecut celebrated

10 unsung Fender Stratocaster stars

Ask MusicRadar: your favourite players revealed

35 Fender Stratocaster stars: part 1

The best-selling guitar, the best players

35 Fender Stratocaster stars: part 2

More legends of Leo Fender's crowning glory

29 Les Paul legends: part 1

Iconic players of an iconic guitar

29 Les Paul legends: part 2

More wizards of the Goldtop, Sunburst and Custom

11 legends of the Flying V and Explorer

Players of pointy axes - in pictures

16 Rickenbacker guitar and bass stars

Lennon to Lemmy and beyond

Ask MusicRadar: the best music-making gear as voted for by you

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Ask musicradar

The best electric guitars under £300

The top 21 axes your money can buy

10 best acoustic guitars under £300

Ask MusicRadar: we asked, you answered

10 best bass guitars under £300

Ask MusicRadar: your ultimate budget bass revealed

7 best low-powered tube amp heads under £300

Ask MusicRadar: we asked, you answered

12 best amps for heavy metal

Ask MusicRadar: your top amplifier revealed

The 11 plug-ins you can't live without

MusicRadar users pick their favourites

The best hardware synths available today

We reveal MusicRadar users' favourites

The best music-making apps on the iPhone

All of these should be on your Apple handset

Next page: Synth Week, Beatles Week and more

Synth Week on MusicRadar

Synth week

Synth week

15 ultimate synth icons

Designers, bands, programmers and players - as chosen by you!

The 10 greatest synthesizers of all time

Meet the machines that changed music

The 10 greatest synths of all time... in software!

Virtual versions of the finest hardware instruments

The 40 greatest synth tracks ever: pt 1, 1974-1986

From Kraftwerk to Depeche Mode

The 40 greatest synthesizer tracks ever: pt2, 1990-2008

The Prodigy, Aphex Twin and LCD Soundsystem anyone?

17 amazing Steampunk synthesizer mods

Brass, wood and bleeps: synths for Victorians

SampleRadar: 976 free classic synth samples

ARP and Roland sounds are just a click away

26 essential synth tutorials

Step-by-step guides, videos, tips and more

The 12 most outrageous synths on the internet

From the insane to the unspeakable

The 12 most bombastic synth solos of all time

The greatest players' finest moments

10 synths that defined the '80s

A decade's worth of classic hardware

Beatles Week on MusicRadar

Beatles week

Beatles week

VIDEO: The best Beatles covers you've never seen!

It's a Beatles video cover overload! Guaranteed no Cocker!

How to get The Beatles' sound in software

Turn your bedroom studio into Abbey Road

Alan White from Yes: What The Beatles mean to me

Drummer played with Harrison and Lennon

POLL: The greatest Beatles song ever is...

Fab Four features from Across The Universe, all here!

Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick on Abbey Road

A track-by-track walkthrough

Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora: what The Beatles mean to me

Guitar hero writes exclusively for MusicRadar

POLL: The greatest Beatles album ever is...

Clue: It's not Yellow Submarine

REVIEW: The Beatles: Rock Band

MusicRadar rates its accuracy

VIDEO LESSON: Learn the Day Tripper riff

A note-by-note video lesson

REVIEW: The Beatles remastered 1963-66

Should you buy the mono and stereo box sets?

REVIEW: The Beatles remastered 1967-70

Part 2 of our expert guide to the box sets

Aerosmith's Joe Perry: what The Beatles mean to me

Guitar star writes exclusively for MusicRadar

FIRST LOOK: The Beatles' remastered box sets

Mono and stereo box sets unboxed on video!

The MusicRadar team

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