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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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THE BASSMENT_HEAD AND CABINET REVIEW
Swedish bass amp maker EBS has finally unveiled its first Class D head - the pint-sized but
potent Reidmar mini stack. Was it worth the wait? Dan Veal donned his Viking helmet and
prepared to do battle.
Swedish bass amplification and effects master
EBS has already established itself in the
bass gear market with a long list of credible
bassists as endorsing artists. However, it has
taken until now for EBS to take its first foray
in to the ‘D Class amplification’ market.
Why? Well, the design specification of the
Reidmar, (whose name interestingly is that of
a dwarf in Nordic mythology) was to bring
out a D Class amplifier to compete in the
market, not to be the lightest or the most
powerful on paper, but to actually deliver the
same power and girth as the other amplifiers
in the EBS range. Owing to the space and
weight savings of D Class technology, it
would mean that the amplifier could shave
off pounds and inches, making a more
compact and portable unit.
Setting up in the studio was a total breeze.
We rapidly had everything hooked up and
ready to go with my usual six string Shuker
custom bass plugged in. The Reidmar’s
pristine sounding preamp is all analogue
with no DSP sections. The front panel is tidy
and very easy to operate including a ‘mid
scoop’ pre-shape control and by-passable four
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A simple, but musical, EBS compressor
with just a single control is on board to
control transients or just to make your bass
sound lovely and squishy at more extreme
settings! The four band EQ is a nod to the
controls on Reidmar’s siblings, featuring
bass, semi-parametric mids, treble and bright
controls. It’s musical and great sounding,
with just the right EQ frequency centres for
most instruments. The mid control has a
frequency knob that can be swept from down
in the bass range at 100Hz all the way up to
6kHz, meeting the point at which the treble
control takes over. The bright control allows
you to add some real sheen and air to your
bass sound, making new strings sound extra
I really liked disabling the EQ altogether in
favour of using just the pre-shape function
instead. Much like the Session 60 combo
I reviewed in an earlier edition of Guitar
Interactive, as I think that the frequency
curve for the pre-shape for each of these
models is actually spot-on! In my previous
review I mentioned how I thought it made
the combo sound much bigger than it