iGuitar Magazine Issue 10 - Eddie Van Halen special! We have the Lost Interview with Eddie Van Halen - Issue 10 of our free guitarist magazine is here! In this Van Halen special we look at how to play Eddie Van Halen licks, EVH guitar lessons on play Rhythm, we take an indepth look and show you how to get the Eddie Van Halen Tone!!
Opeth Interview - we interview Mikael Akerfeldt and Fredrik Akesson - this issue we also catch up with Alterbridges and Creeds Mark Tremonti about his numerous solo projects!!
In Issue 10 of iGuitar we have free guitar lessons from Andy James, Michael Casswell, Rick Graham, Tom Quayle and Jamie Humphries. With each lesson you will how to take your guitar playing to the next level - better still all of the gutiar lessons are free!
Guitar Reviews in this issue - we review the Collings SoCo 16 LC semi Guitar Review, EVH 5150 MK III tube head review, Eddie van halen wolfgang USA HT guitar review, eddie van halen usa custom gutiar review, Yamaha Pacifica PAC510v guitar review, two rock EXO 15 tube head review, Matrix GT1000FX gutiar power amp review, Fret king black label jerry donahue gutiar review, gj2 Arete 5 star guitar review, JMI 10 valve combo amp review, fractual audio axe FX amp review, musicman game changer review, peavey butcher 100 watt amp review, pocketlabworks iRiffport review, blackstar series 1 100 watt head
Bass guitar reviews in issue 10 - we review the 3 leaf proton FX pedal review, warwick a rockbass streamer lx 4 bass guitar review, warwick bc40 combo amp review, gallien krueger mb 800 lightweight head review.
Acoustic gutiar reviews in Issue 10 - we review the Taylor 710CE Electro acoustic guitar & the Stonebridge Dreadnought DS20 CM.
Peavey has carved out a great reputation for its high quality Rock and Metal
amps. Does the brand new Peavey Butcher 100 tube head keep the Meridian Masters
ahead of the pack? Power chords at the ready, Tom Quayle checks it out!
Having produced some of the most iconic
Rock and Metal amps, a new top-end Peavey
head is an exciting prospect. With a healthy
reputation for crushing tones and great
construction, I was very optimistic when I
unpacked this substantial Peavey Butcher
head and plugged it into our 4x12 studio
The Butcher is an American made tube
amp, featuring independent clean and
crunch channels and an array of controls for
shaping your tone, provided by five 12AX7
preamp tubes and four EL34 power tubes.
Each channel has independent three band
EQ controls with volume and gain with
a global presence dial for shaping the top
end frequencies. Both channels feature a
switchable pre-gain boost for adding in more
filth with the crunch channel also sporting
a 12-segment ‘punch’ control that allows
you to shape the low-end response to your
taste or requirements. Two switchable master
volumes allow you to dial-in your normal
volume level plus a solo boost and since they
are post-gain you’ll just get louder without
affecting your tone.
Round the back of the amp you’ll find an
active effects loop with send and return
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controls allowing you to match the loop
to rack or pedal based effects. Next door is
the footswitch in and Peavey’s microphone
emulated MSDI output for plugging the
head direct into a desk for recording or live
use. The MSDI tone can be dialled in for
bright, normal or dark settings, giving you
control over the high frequencies in your
signal. The amp can take 4, 8 or 16 Ohm
cab configurations with dual speaker outputs
and can be switched to half power mode (50
Watts) using the power switch on the back.
4, 8 and 16 Ohm cabs can be used in either
power mode using a selector switch.
The Butcher feels very well constructed and
is reassuringly heavy, weighing in at just
under 25kg. Obviously, that’s not light but
what 100 Watt valve head is? The controls
all feel very solid and tight and the general
finish and construction is high quality with
black tolex covering the chassis and a white
inner detail running around the Peavey
logo and central fascia. The faceplate is very
clean and not cluttered with hundreds of
controls like a lot of modern amps. As such,
the Butcher is very easy to use and learn,
making it simple to dial in tones quickly
and efficiently. It won’t take you months and
months to master this beast.