iGuitar Issue 2 Joe Satriani
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Joe Satriani - Danny Gill meets the master plus career overview of one of the worlds finest guitarists.
Gary Moore - A tribute to the Belfast-born Blues legend.
Bo Diddley - Gary Cooper assess the influence of the man who put the Rhythm into Blues.
Does Joe Satriani’s magic rub-off on his signature guitars?
Working closely with Ibanez - one of Japan’s longest
established guitar brands - Satch has put his name to
what has become quite a range. Danny Gill demos the
top and entry level models. Gary Cooper adds the words.
here’s no law that
says you have to
use the same make
and model as your
guitar hero. As we
saw last month
with David Gilmour,
a Fender Relic Stratocaster is the
obvious route to getting Gilmour’s
distinctive tones, but there are other
- and cheaper - ways. Much the
same is true with the legendary Joe
Satriani. As Danny Gill demonstrates
in this issue’s technique lessons,
when he gets the Satch sound
from his own ESP, it’s possible to
approach the maestro’s trademark
Ibanez JS 1000
tones in a number of ways. But some
things are essential. You need great
pickups, a ‘superstrat’ style guitar
and an advanced trem to enable
Satriani’s playing gymnastics. So
why not go to the very source? We
borrowed two Ibanez Satriani models
- the top of the range JS 1000 and
the considerably less expensive
JS100 - to see how they fared.
The Ibanez JS1000 (ours
came in the handsome Black Pearl
finish) offers a basswood body
with a bolt-on maple neck and
a rosewood fingerboard with
6105 style frets and abalone dot
inlays. It’s not a heavy guitar, so
long sessions shouldn’t pose any
problem and, as you’d expect,