Guthrie Govan Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 13. In this free Issue of Guitar Interactive Magazine we have a Guthrie Govan Jam and Interview taking about his career.
We interview guitarist Derek Trucks & take a look at how to play Derek Trucks style slide guitar.
In our acoustic magazine section - The Quiet Room - we talk with canadian acoustic guitarist Don Alder, with an extensive amount of Live footage he performed whilst he at the Guitar Interactive Studio. Don Alder also provides Guitar Interactive readers with a free guitar lesson on vibrato!
Issue 13 of Guitar Interactive is packed FULL of free guitar lessons! This month learn how to play hybrid picking with Andy James, expand your chord vocabulary with Tom Quayle, learn guitar vibrato with Rick Graham, Michael Casswell shows you how to play Melodic guitar runs.
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Pro Co’s original Rat distortion pedal has spawned a whole family - six in fact.
We invited four of the rodents to meet Michael Casswell.
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WHITEFACE 85 REISSUE
The Pro Co Rat pedal first burst on to the
guitar scene in the mid ‘80s and swept
through the guitar playing world like no
other dirt pedal has. There was a good
reason for this. It was really good. At lower
settings it would act like a cool overdrive
that would kick a good amp into some really
musical high gain fun. At mid-way settings
it would become a filthy animal that would
turn the cleanest Fender amp into metal
monster. And at its highest setting it would
turn into the best retro fuzz like pedal, so
good that Hendrix would probably have
been using one, had he still been with us.
It found its way on many albums and was
used by many of the biggest names of the
time. I remember Jeff Beck being big on
using one in the late ‘80s with his green Strat
plus and a red knob Fender Twin. Since that
first white logo version, Pro Co has put out
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various versions of the Rat, all sort of doing
that ‘Rat’ thing, but apparently not in quite
the same way as that original 1985 model.
Why? I think it’s a lot to do with the LM308
chip that was in the first version, which if
you know or are interested in such things,
is the Corvette C7 of stomp box overdrive
chips. These original issue white logo Rats are
very sought after and collectable nowadays,
and not ones to miss a trick, Pro Co has re
issued it and called it the Rat 85 Whiteface
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