About Us

Zing Instruments was created by Ged Richardson to itch his own scratch. He was fed up reading terrible blogs about playing and buying gear, written by some cheap copywriter who wasn’t a musician and had no clue of what he or she was talking about. Ged thought it was time to make a change, and started Zing Instruments in 2017 to do things proper.

At Zing Instruments we write in-depth, well-researched guides to playing music and buying gear. We’re borderline obsessed about giving value to our readers (fellow musicians like us).


Ged Richardson

Ged Richardson
Editor-In-Chief / Founder

Contact: ged@zinginstruments.com

Ged’s the founder of Zing and guitarist for London based gypsy jazz band Django Mango. When he’s not ripping up and down the fretboard, he’s tinkering with his Campervan.

Fave music: Gypsy Jazz, Blues, Indie, Alt Rock, Hip Hop


Roz Bruce
Editor / Writer

Roz is a music teacher and our go-to person for anything music theory! When she’s not editing or writing for Zing, Roz writes and plays in her rock band.

Fave music: Alt, Psyche, Rock

Will Mowatt

Will Mowatt

Will is a multi-instrumentalist and our go-to guy when it comes to guitar gear. When he’s not jamming he’s writing about science fiction.

Fave music: Metal, Rock, EDM


Patrick McGuire

Patrick McGuire is a writer, musician and human man. He lives in northern New Mexico, creates music under the name Straight White Teeth, and has a great affinity for dogs and putting his hands in his pockets.

Fave music: Indie


Ben Long

Ben is bass guitarist and songwriter for alt rock band Stateline Road. When he’s not jamming, he’s watching his beloved Man City.

Fave music: Indie, Alt Rock

Sam Griffo

Sam Griffo

Sam is a writer, mother, piano player and avid book reader. When she’s finished running around for the day, she loves to build Lego.

Fave music: Pop, Classical

Marketing Team


Sam Astill
SEO & Content Manager

Sam looks after the SEO and content marketing side of things. When he’s not deep in content, he’s listening to Kasabian.

Fave music: Alt rock


Allyn Alda
Marketing Manager

Allyn looks after social media and building our brand presence. When she’s not tweeting she’s hanging out in Barcelona.

Fave music: Pop, indie