Johnny Marr Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 7. This month we catch up with The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Johnny Marr Interview and style guitar lessons. Johnny Marr Jaguar fender. Wishbone Ash frontman and guitarist Andy Powell, full gear run down interview and live footage of there gig at The Stables Milton keynes. We have guitar lessons on Wishbones Ash style. This months reviews feature reviews on Black Star HT delay pedal, Blackstar modulation pedal, blackstar reverb pedal, review on TC eletronic pedals, free guitar lessons from Maneli Jamal, guitar lessons from Andy James, guitar lessons from Giorgio Serci, guitar lessons from Tom Quayle, guitar lessons from Michael Casswell, Stuart Bull Guitar lessons, Rick Graham guitar lessons.
Some say the Ibanez RG series represents the ultimate in contemporary Rock guitars.
Shredders speak its name in hushed tones. We gave an RG870 QMZ Premium
to Tim Slater and told him to let her rip....
If you were to take a poll among guitarists
below the age of 40, asking which guitar
brand is the most popular, the chances are
that Ibanez would rank very highly indeed.
Break down that analysis even further and
the Japanese giant’s RG models would
undoubtedly stand out as one of the world’s
most widely played guitars. Since the
RG series emerged during the mid 1980s
shred-boom, it has found a home with
a surprisingly diverse range of guitarists.
Make no mistake; the RG series’ fan base is
huge. Besides being appreciated as a reliable
workhorse by the legions of professional and
semi-professional players, function band
guitarists and shredders that form the bulk
of its users, the Ibanez RG also enjoys a
cult status as an iconic guitar. The Internet
is humming with websites, users groups
and forums that are totally devoted to this
omnipotent totem of all things shred-tastic!
A major reason for this must surely be down
to über rock guitar virtuoso Steve Vai –
whose original JEM/Universe models gave
the RG series its initial impetus - and whose
loyalty to the Ibanez brand is duly reflected
by the devotion lavished on the RG series
by its followers worldwide. Vai’s popularity
notwithstanding, another reason helping
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to sustain the RG’s popularity is that it is
available in a huge range of models that cover
just about every price point, for example,
the RG870 QMZ reviewed here is designed
to offer similar specifications to Ibanez’ topflight
Prestige class models but at a more
It duly features the familiar pared-down
double cutaway body profile and bolton
neck with the same double octave
fingerboard as its stable-mates in the RG
series. The ‘Premium’ components are both
cosmetic and also an integral feature of
the guitar’s hardware array; the contoured
basswood body is capped with a very highgrade
quilted maple top (our review model
features the transparent Black Ice finish, with
Red Desert and High Voltage Violet finishes
also available on this particular model). The
laminated maple/walnut neck marks the next
evolution in Ibanez’ popular ‘Wizard’ neck,
named after it’s slender profile and virtually
flat radius that provides the ideal platform
for two-handed tapping, sweep picking and a
host of similarly impressive techniques from
the modern Rock guitarist’s trick bag.
Ibanez has fattened-up the Wizard neck
significantly since its inception.