iGuitar Magazine Issue 11 featuring Slash ! Guitar Legend Slash talks with iGuitar Magazine, about his new album Apolocaliptic Love - Slashs' 2nd Solo Album. Working with Miles Kennedy Slash opens up on the recording & working relationship from the first rehearsal to the new 2012 tour.
Learn how to get the Slash sound on your guitar, Jamie Humphries gives you free guitar lessons on Slash style guitar licks & shows you how to get the Slash sound!
We also talk with guitarist of band Godsmack Tony Rombola - interview with Jamie Humphries about how he started guitar & the grunge days of the 90's.
In this Issue of iGuitar Magazine we give you free gutiar lessons on Picking Mechanics on the guitar with Rick Graham, we show you how to expand your chord voicing with guitar lessons from Tom Quayle, Michael Casswell shows you how to play the Whammy Bar, and we have a free guitar lesson from Andy James on how to improvise. All lessons Come with free downloadable Tab.
Guitar reviews this month in iGuitar Magazine.
Slash Special we review the Marsall AFD 100 Valve Head, AFD 100 paradise guitar review, check out the Review of Amplitube Slash App, we review the Seymour Duncan APH-2 Slash pickups, Charvel Desolation DST-1 FR Review, DX 1 ST Soloist guitar review, Ibanez PM35 nt jazz review, DBZ Royale FM guitar review, Orange Micro terror head review, DR no Effects pedal review, Source Audio Soundbox 2 multiwave Distortion & reverb pedal reviews, Caparison Horus M3 guitar review.
In our free bass magazine section we review the Laney Nexus Tube 400 Watt head review, Vigier Arpege IV and passion V Bass review, Source audio soundbox 2 multiwave bass distortion review.
Acoustic guitar review, we interview Rodney Branigan - Giorgio Serci interview and Jams with Rodney Branigan. Performances & Jam session with this truly amazing musician playing two acoustics at the same time as well as a bongo!
We review the Washburn WD72 ATBM Dreadnought acoustic, crafter castaway travel acoustic review.
Giorgio Serci teaches you how to play Fingerstyle guitar & we have lessons with Maneli Jamal - learn how to play percussive acoustic guitar.
Celebrating Rock guitar icon Slash with our exclusive interview, iGuitar also
decided to take a look at one of the key components in the great man’s sound
- his signature Seymour Duncan pickup set. Will they work for you?
Jamie Humphries checks them out.
When Appetite for Destruction came out
in 1987, Slash’s tone inspired generations,
and still continues to do so. To many, this
fabulous tone was the magical combination
of a classic Gibson Les Paul and a Marshall.
But there was also another vital ingredient
to that sound, the Seymour Duncan Alnico
II pickups that were in the guitar that Slash
used to record that genre defining album.
As Slash states in an interview, the pickups
chose him. After hearing them, he set about
replacing all of the pickups in his Les Pauls
with the Duncan Alnico II’s!
There are a couple of different ways to
produce a distorted tone. The first is to use
high output pickups that drive the amp
harder and the second is to use lower output
pickups and push the amp itself harder to
produce more distortion and saturation. The
second is the more classic and, to many, the
more organic way producing a natural and
controllable tone, giving the ability to be
able to back off the guitar’s volume to clean
up the sound. Slash falls into the second
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category, with his pickup choice being more
classic and controllable.
The idea behind the signature Slash pickup
was to faithfully replicate the tone of Slash’s
favourite studio and touring guitar. The
tone description of the pickups is a ‘warm
moderate output pickup, which is ideal for
blues, rock and hard rock’. The pickups use
an Alnico 2 magnet, Alnico being comprised
of aluminium, (Al), nickel, (Ni), and Cobalt,
(Co). These pickups include a little extra
winding just to boost the output of the
guitar slightly and send it into the sweet
overdriven lead tone, characteristic of Slash’s
sound. These pickups also feature a single
conductor cable, long-legged bottom plate,
wooden spacer, and even a custom Slash
graphic on the underside of the pickup! They
are a vital part of creating the Slash tone, and
are also included as standard with the latest
signature Gibson Slash Les Paul.
For our review and test we had to decide
how to go about fitting a set of these pickups