The latest issue of Guitar Interactive, the free digital guitar magazine has been released and it’s loaded to the brim with new video interviews, interactive guitar lessons and reviews of all the latest guitars, amps and pedals. Also, after the success of last month’s offer, every Guitar Interactive subscriber can still claim a FREE copy of the brilliant TAB editing software package Guitar Pro 6!
American guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen is this month’s cover star with an in-depth interview at his LA home studio and a special ‘Kotzen Masterclass’ lesson from Tom Quayle. Other interviews include Free bassist Andy Fraser and Guitar Interactive favourite Steve Hackett returns to talk with Michael Casswell about his new album ‘Genesis Revisited ll’ and to perform an exclusive live session!
There’s more exclusive material on offer as Guitar Interactive are invited to the annual LA Amp Show to sample the latest products and find out what’s new in the world of Amplifiers. Pedals and Guitars. With a whole host of interviews with the brains behind the gear you love including Fractal Audio, Matrix Amplification, Suhr Guitars, Eganter + More….
There’s lots of prizes up for grabs in the competitions section of the mag… Gi are giving away two Wampler pedals and two copies of the new Randy Rhoads biography + find out which lucky reader bagged the Ibanez Steve Vai JEM70V Guitar!
Don’t miss the column features as Andy James, Tom Quayle, Rick Graham, Michael Casswell and Giorgio Serci all continue their technique lessons including tips, tricks and licks to help make you a better guitarist and starting this month, Guitar Idol winner Don Alder joins the Guitar Interactive teaching team to begin his ‘Acoustic Percussion’ series.
Included in the magazine is full downloadable tab for all of the lessons in the usual PDF format and now our new Guitar Pro 6 format so you can start using your FREE software right away (For details on how to claim your copy, visit the downloads page in the magazine).
The rest of the issue is jam packed with reviews including the new Tony Iommi Signture T-100 Laney Amp, Washburn, Rickenbacker, PRS, Hiwatt, Wampler, TC Electronic, Danelectro, Stonebridge and an exclusive review of the new Ibanez Roadcore RC230 Guitar!
If that’s not enough, Gi brings you a Quiet Room special with the new ‘Rise Of The Super-Ukes’ feature – Ukelele expert John Howlett explains why the Ukelele is conquering the world and reviews the best models on the market.
All this is available now and it’s completely FREE! Visit http://www.iguitarmag.com/issue13 to read it now!
Want a genuine ‘57 Tweed? Who doesn’t! Can’t afford one? Who can? To the rescue,
US pedal guru Brian Wampler who reckons he’s crammed that magical sound
into a pedal. Oh, and while we’re at it, how about a genuine sounding spring reverb
but with no springs attached? It can only be Wampler again! Rick Graham
Wampler Tweed ‘57 pedal
Brian Wampler is well known for his
exceptional ability to recreate celebrated
amp tones in pedal format and although his
company’s ‘Amp in a Box’ series emulates
legendary high-gain tones in such delights as
the Pinnacle, Plextortion and Triple Wreck
pedals, Wampler is equally at home producing
more vintage tones, exemplified by their
‘heritage’ series of pedals, which include the
Plexi-Drive, the Black ‘65 and the newest
addition to the range: The Tweed ‘57.
The new Tweed ‘57 pedal comes by way
of a unique collaboration between Brian
Wampler himself and his Facebook Page
fans, enabling him to not only reach his own
personal goal of taking what he achieved
with the Black ‘65 even further but also to
satisfy the desires of even the most die-hard
tone fanatics by recreating the golden tones
of the classic Fender Tweed amps of the
‘50’s, whilst also including some up-to-date
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The Tweed ‘57 comes with a full three band
EQ which has been meticulously voiced,
enabling a wide variety of tonal possibilities
in harmony with your particular choice of
amplifier, as well as standard volume and
gain controls (the latter not being a feature
of the original tweed amps). The pedal also
features an input selection toggle switch
which simulates three differently voiced
inputs: Normal, Bright and Linked. The
linked option is a simulation of bridged
Normal and Bright inputs and will no doubt
be a feature welcomed by many.
Hooked-up and ready for action, the
Tweed ‘57 impressed right from the outset.
Starting out with conservative settings, the
pedal immediately added more attitude and
character to the sound and a quick flick of
the input toggle switch opened the sound
up really well, adding more top end and
slightly more volume - especially with the
linked option engaged. Turning the gain
in a clockwise direction (a favourite hobby
of mine!) allowed the Tweed ‘57 to really