Category Archives: Ideas/Rants


Electricity and the Bouzouki – Revisited

When I first ranted about this subject five years ago, I said at the time that I didn’t like magnetic pickups in acoustic instruments. The basis for my dislike was that magnetic pickups only amplify the strings and not the … Continue reading


Electricity and the Bouzouki

Some rembetika purists detest the idea of amplifying the bouzouki and whilst I sympathise with them to some extent because I love playing my acoustic trichordo unplugged, there are other occasions when I like to make a lot of noise and an acoustic … Continue reading


Bouzouki Politics

Put it down to an interest in my family heritage (and the fact that I’ve never learnt to play a proper instrument like guitar) but the bouzouki has remained my chief weapon ever since I first got my hands on … Continue reading