iGuitar Magazine Issue 9 Featuring Steve Morse- Steve Morse Interview - Steve Morse Guitar Lessons - Win a Steve Morse Y2D Music Man Guitar! Out Now!
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We have a Randy Rhoads tribute including an unpublished interview and career overview!
Reb Beach from Whitesnake talks with Tom Quayle and David Grissom talks with our very own Stuart Bull.
In the Bassment we have an interview with the bass guitar legend - Doug Wimbish!
Exclusive REVIEW this month is with Guthrie Govan - he demos the new Vigier Fretless guitar!
Also reviewed in this issue;
Orange Jim Root Signature #4 Valve /tube head and cab review
Musicman Steve Morse Y2D guitar review
Digitech - iStomp FX pedal review
Peavey - Delta Blues 15 Combo amp review
Morley Steve Vai 2 and Classic Wah pedal review
TC Electronic Polytune Mini Pedal Review
TC Electronic Flashback pedal Review with Steve Morse TonePrint
Engl Powerball Valve/tube head review
Yamaha - Pacifica 311 and 611 solid Body reviews
Pedal Snake FX cable System review
Hughes and Kettner 18 Watt Tubemeister review
Bass Reviews this month include;
3leaf GR2 Envelope generator FX pedal
Ermie Ball Cobalt bass strings review
Ampeg Portaflex PF350 head & 115HE cab review
Breedlove BJ350 CM4 Solo fretless and BJ350 Sme4 Studio Fretted electro acoustic guitar review
Acoustic guitar reviews;
Vintage Paul Brett 6 String & 12 String electro acoustic reviews
Faith Venus FVGH - HEX Concert cutaway electro-acoustic review
Tanglewood Sundance TW45 W 0P E
This month learn how to play fast Andy James Part 3
Learn the Feel Factor with Michael Casswell
Extend your Chord vocabulary with Rick Graham
Michael Angelo Batio continues his Alternate picking lessons
Tom Quayle shows you how to expand your chord voicings
Stuart Bull continues his lessons teaching you how to play Hybrid Picking!
Maneli Jamal continues to teach you how to play percussive guitar
and Georgio Serci shows you how to play campanella technique on classical guitar!
It was one the surprise launches at this year’s NAMM show - Orange’s signature
#4 Jim Root Terror head and cab. But Orange doesn’t do signature amps, does it?
It certainly never has before, so what made Slipknot’s Root the lucky man? And
what sets the Jim Root Terror apart from the pack? iGuitar got one of the first
review samples and Rick Graham started asking the questions...
I was very surprised to learn that the UK’s
Orange Amplification hasn’t produced a
single signature model product in its forty
plus years history and when you think of
some of the legendary names who have
used Orange you have to wonder why.
Well, whatever the reason, that is now a
thing of past following the introduction of
the ‘Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head’.
Produced in conjunction Jim Root, the
guitarist from Grammy-nominated band
Stone Sour - and perhaps the more well
known Grammy-Award winning band
Slipknot! - this amplifier is an all tube/
valve mini head, in the familiar Terror style
package - slated to be capable of a lot more
than just high gain tones.
Based on the dirty channel of Jim Root’s own
Orange Rockerverb 100 amp that he uses on
tour and in the studio, the #4 is essentially
a 15 Watt head that packs a pretty beefy
punch. For this review we had it hooked up
to its matching #4 Signature closed back
2x12 Orange cabinet with offset speakers and
as a pair they both looked pretty beastly all in
black. I say all in black but with a subtle dash
of Orange in the right places!
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It’s also great to see a signature product
associated with such a high profile player/
band that isn’t completely covered from head
to foot in the band’s logo. Instead, a much
more subtle approach has been opted for by
the addition of a small signature on both the
head and cab, resulting in a much classier
looking product (both Slipknot and Stone
Sour logos are visible are on the rear of the
The Orange’s front panel is a relatively simple
affair, with full three-band EQ controls,
gain control and a power attenuation switch
enabling the user to easily switch between 15
and 7 Watts. Turning to the rear of the amp
we have multi speaker outputs and a very
handy tube driven FX-Loop, should you wish
to take your tone in a different direction.
As the #4 has been marketed as being a
highly versatile amp and not just a firebreathing
Heavy Metal dragon, I was very
keen to get it plugged in, powered up and
switched on, so I could sample some of the
clean tones on offer- which is something I’m
guessing most of the targeted demographic
may not be all that interested in! But it was