Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin ELECTRIKJAM

Richard Goodwin

Co-Founder & Publisher | ELECTRIKJAM

Based in the UK, Richard Goodwin is a publisher / journalist / editor. Richard is responsible for the longer form, more culturally-focused content on ELECTRIKJAM. He’ll dig deep into a specific subject, a band, a type of guitar, a classic album, and pull out insights and angles not covered anywhere else. 

He is also the co-host of The ELECTRIKJAM Podcast

Latest Posts By Richard

  • Axe FX 101: The Complete Beginner’s Guide [2024]

    Axe FX 101: The Complete Beginner’s Guide [2024]

    Steve Vai, Metallica, John Petrucci, John Mayer. They all use Axe FX. But what is it and how does it work? Here’s everything you need to know… First released in 2006 by Fractal Audio Systems, the Axe-Fx is a high-end digital guitar processor that has become a go-to tool for serious guitar players, both professional…

  • The 5 Best Cheap Axe-FX Alternatives [That Don’t Suck]

    The 5 Best Cheap Axe-FX Alternatives [That Don’t Suck]

    Axe-Fx is brilliant. It’s used by the pros. And it sounds incredible. But it is expensive. Here’s some cheaper alternatives for mere mortals that don’t suck Metallica switched to Axe-Fx years ago. Ditto John Mayer and a whole host of other big bands and artists now use Axe-Fx. The reason? Consistency.  Being able to create…

  • Thomann Turns 70! And It’s Celebrating With MEGA DEALS

    Thomann Turns 70! And It’s Celebrating With MEGA DEALS

    Thomann, the home of Harley Benton, turns 70 today. It’s still a pup compared to Harrison Ford but it has some killer deals coming to celebrate

  • Best Pickups for Baritone Telecaster: Here’s What I’d Use…

    Best Pickups for Baritone Telecaster: Here’s What I’d Use…

    Baritone Telecasters, with their extended low-end growl, are perfect for delving into heavier music genres like metal, djent, prog-metal, and stuff like doom and stoner rock. But to truly tap into their potential, choosing the right pickups is crucial. Most baritone Teles come with either single coil pickups or P90s which means plenty of noise.…

  • Positive Grid Spark Link: A Quick Overview + What It Does

    Positive Grid Spark Link: A Quick Overview + What It Does

    Positive Grid has just waded into the wireless guitar system market with its Spark Link. Here’s everything you need to know… The Spark Link is a wireless guitar system created by Positive Grid to provide cable-free playing with their Spark amplifier range. It also works with any other amplifier, making high-quality wireless functionality accessible to…

  • Gibson Confirms Slew of Jimmy Page Signature Models For 2024

    Gibson Confirms Slew of Jimmy Page Signature Models For 2024

    Gibson Announces Signature Guitar Partnership with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page Gibson has announced a new partnership with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page that will see the development of a series of signature models bearing Page’s name. So if you’re bank account wasn’t completely scorched by Adam Jones’ 1979 Gibson Les Paul and you’re a fan…

  • Adam Jones Epiphone 1979 Les Paul Custom Price & Release Date

    Adam Jones Epiphone 1979 Les Paul Custom Price & Release Date

    Here’s how much you’ll pay for the new Adam Jones Epiphone 1979 Les Paul Custom, and how it compares to its signature Gibson Les Paul model It’s been like 2+ years in the making, but the Adam Jones Epiphone 1979 Les Paul Custom is finally here, bringing nearly everything you could possibly want – specs wise…

  • Best Slayer Albums Ranked Best To Worst

    Best Slayer Albums Ranked Best To Worst

    What’s the best Slayer album? Simple: Reign In Blood. Here’s how all the other albums fall in line… Slayer are reuniting in 2024 for a series of shows in the USA. The band famously called it quits back in 2019. But the guys missed doing Slayer live, so Kerry and Tom decided to get the…

  • Slayer’s BACK! Trash Titans Announce First Shows In Five Years

    Slayer’s BACK! Trash Titans Announce First Shows In Five Years

    Slayer are back and the band has just announced a slew of new shows, its first in five years… Slayer called it quits in 2019. Kerry King started a new band that sounded like Slayer. As 2024 started, no one was expecting Slayer to reform. But like a slab of pristine donner meat ready for…

  • PRS SE CE 24 Standard Satin Sets “ALL-TIME” Low For SE Pricing

    PRS SE CE 24 Standard Satin Sets “ALL-TIME” Low For SE Pricing

    PRS is killing it right now. The SE range is brilliant but things just got even better with the launch of the PRS SE CE 24 Standard Satin When it comes to value for money, you’d be hard pressed to find a better value guitar than something from the PRS’ SE range of guitars. Like…

  • Best Ernie Ball Strings For Metal: My Top Picks Right Now

    Best Ernie Ball Strings For Metal: My Top Picks Right Now

    What Factors Should You Consider When Choosing Strings For Metal? When it comes to metal guitar, having the right strings is crucial. You need that thick, heavy sound, solid tuning stability even when riffing hard, and slick playability to shred those lightning solos. I’ve tested my fair share of string sets to find the best…

  • Gibson Just Dropped A SLEW of New Guitars For 2024

    Gibson Just Dropped A SLEW of New Guitars For 2024

    Gibson just released 11 new guitars, including the new 1959 ES-355 Reissue which, in the word’s of the brand, is the undoubted “belle of the ball” If you got deep pockets and persistent penchant for all things vintage, you’re going to really dig what Gibson just launched. From new ES and Les Paul Studio models…

  • More and More Pros Are Switching To Squier Guitars – Here’s Why…

    More and More Pros Are Switching To Squier Guitars – Here’s Why…

    Is a Squier guitar worth buying? Plenty of professional and well known guitarists happily use them. Maybe you should too…  What do you think of when you think of Squier? Cheapo Fender guitars, right? Obviously. But we’ve spotted a trend over the past couple of years: more and more professional and advanced players are now…

  • PRS SE Series Guitars: The Ultimate Noob’s Guide [2023]

    PRS SE Series Guitars: The Ultimate Noob’s Guide [2023]

    If you’re just getting au fait with guitar brands and you want to more about PRS SE series guitars, ELECTRIKJAM’s got your back. Here’s everything you need to know…  In the sprawling realm of guitar innovation, PRS guitars have surged ahead, challenging legacy giants like Fender and Gibson.  Its trump card? The SE series.  While…

  • Adam Jones Gibson Les Paul Custom: The $15K Collector’s Dream

    Adam Jones Gibson Les Paul Custom: The $15K Collector’s Dream

    The Adam Jones 1979V2 Les Paul Custom is now discontinued and is one of the hottest collectors items on the guitar market. Here’s everything you need to know… If you want to get your hands on Adam Jones’ Gibson Les Paul Custom, you’re going to need seriously deep pockets. The now discontinued model – there were…

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