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.
Getting the precise Joe Satriani sound shouldn’t call for too much
and even a range of Vox pedals - so you’ve no excuses for gettin
Gary Cooper explores the details.
edals are vital for
tones. Unlike players
who rely mostly on
their guitars and
amps for overdrive,
Satch uses surprisingly clean amp
settings and relies on pedals to
generate much of his sound - which
could make this Vox Satchurator a key
component in your rig. Fortunately,
it’s not a particularly expensive pedal
(certainly not compared with some of
the boutique pedals currently causing
a stir). The Vox seems to be pretty
sturdily made, with a decent metal
casing finished in a nice bright red. It
has a pleasing retro look to it, helped
by the presence of traditional chicken-
Vox Satriani Satchurator
head control knobs, which handle
Gain, Volume and Tone. Usefully,
there’s also a ‘More’ switch, which
adds extra weight to the gain - more
noticeable at low levels than higher,
when it is deliberately more subtle in
its influence. There’s also one other
control - a Pad switch which allows you
to put high gain effects in front of the
distortion unit, if that’s your taste. One
thing we really liked is that you can turn
down the volume on your guitar and it
will clean-up really well. That’s always
a good test of a distortion pedal and
the Vox passed with flying colours.