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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In which Michael Casswell goes hunting for a Snark....
We all need a good tuner. A good accurate
tuner is something we all take for granted
and it’s the little touches that make the
difference when it comes to picking one
tuner over another.
The US firm Snark has been around for a
while and was one of the first to come up
with a handy little tuner that clips on your
headstock and listens to the pitch resonating
through your guitar. Never bought one
myself but it seems everyone else did. Now
Snark has put out a more traditional stomp
box version, and very nice it is too. It has
the little touches that make the difference,
such as the ability to daisy chain power to
other pedals, which is always a handy feature.
Also, it features true bypass switching, that
takes it out of your signal path when not
in use, which makes it even more desirable
for the tone purists amongst us. We also
have a serious full colour display, to show
you your state of tune. One of the biggest
brightest and best. This will be easily seen in
any situation. It also mutes for silent tuning
when you stomp on the very slick switch
button, which doesn’t really need you to
stomp on it at all, because a slight gentle
stroke will do the job.
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One very nice touch is underneath the pedal.
In order to change the battery (should you
need to use it on a battery, away from a
powered pedal board) there is a big sliver
cross head screw, which at first glance you
think you are going to have to be carrying
a big phillips screwdriver around with you
to undo it. Not the case. The screw is sort
of curved in, allowing you to use any small
coin that’s handy, and we all usually have
a few bits of loose change in our pockets
don’t we. Or if you don’t, someone near you
will. So although it seems a small thing, it’s
forethought like this that makes me warm to
It looks and feels very rugged too, with a
strong die cast metal casing. This makes it
heavier in weight than some pedals but that
is a small price to pay if it is going to last life
on the road. It’s also not the smallest tuner
out there, and sometimes real estate on a
pedalboard can be at a premium. I’m not
saying it too big, it’s just an average sort of
size that will want it’s own territory next to
your other pedals, rather than squeezing in
a smaller tuner in any left over gap (as a lot
of us do). But when you look at how cool
and great its readout is, then its size makes