iGuitar Issue 6 Featuring Steve Howe & Michael Angelo Batio.
iGuitar issue 6 featuring interviews with YES guitarist Steve Howe and
Metal Extreme shredder Michael Angelo Batio. Be sure to check out the Free guitar lessons in this Issue as amongst our regular guitar lessons Michael Angelo Batio teaches you how to play Alternate Picking on guitar. Jamie Humphries provides a style feature on Show to play guitar like Steve Howe.
Guitar reviews featured in issue 6 are:
Tanglewood T6 Acoustic guitar review.
Yamaha THR10 Amp Review
Line 6 DT50 Combo amp review
James Tyler Line 6 Variax Guitar Review
Dean Micahel Angelo Batio Armo Flame Guitar Review
Marshall YJM 100 head amp review
Washburn RX10 Guitar review
Taylor t3 Guitar Review
Hagstrom Swedie Guitar Review
PRS SE Custom 24 guitar review
EMG James Hetfiled Pickup review
Musicman Stingray guitar review
Washburn AB 5 Acoustic guitar review
Fishman Bass Powerchord FX review
Simon and Patrick Showcase 6T CW Rosewood Review
Alvarex RD12CE/Alvarex RF12GB review
THE QUIET ROOM_PRODUCT REVIEW
A market leader in the high quality yet affordable acoustic guitar market,
Tanglewood unveils its first ever dedicated acoustic combo. Tim Slater plugs in.
Perhaps oddly for a brand that is almost
exclusively known for its extensive choice
of acoustic guitars and folk instruments
Tanglewood hasn’t been tempted to produce
its own brand of acoustic amplifier. Until
now, that is.
Tanglewood reputation as a quality brand
notwithstanding, a strong association with
the more affordable end of the acoustic
market might generate the mistaken
assumption that this first foray into the
amplifier market would spawn a cheap n’
cheerful unit assembled from the parts bin of
some mysterious factory in China, re-badged
and shipped to our shores. Not so, it seems.
According to Tanglewood UK, the T6
acoustic amplifier is developed from the
ground up with Tanglewood completely
involved in the entire process from
inception to the final signing-off of the
finished version. Make no bones about it,
Tanglewood is deadly serious about giving
their customers maximum bang for buck, so
does the T6 acoustic combo make the grade?
Given the highly mobile nature of your
typical acoustic troubadour any acoustic
combo needs to be fairly self-contained and
the T6 duly presents itself not merely as a
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guitar amplifier but it also functions as a
highly portable active PA system. Indeed, a
pole-mount socket is built into the bottom
of the combo’s chassis, not essential perhaps
but the T6 will nevertheless benefit from the
extra projection afforded by being mounted
on a pole or stand. Build-quality wise the T6
feels reassuringly robust, the tough birchply
enclosure is coated in a tough polymer
coating and a posh AER-style black foam
speaker cover protects the single 8-inch
driver from unwelcome external probing!
There are no corner protectors – probably in
the name of shaving off a few grams here and
there - but the combo’s solid construction
and scratch resistant skin should be enough
to keep damage at bay; plus £40.00 and the
manufacturer offers a fully-fitted padded bag,
if you want to give your new amp maximum
The T6 is mains powered – would be buskers
might need to consider packing some kind
of external power supply – and its 60 watt
output certainly develops a reassuringly clear
and powerful tone with plenty of projection.
With dedicated guitar and vocal channels the
T6 presents a very clean and unfussy control
surface that feels very intuitive to use.