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.
Charvel is back with a bang - but without the big bucks. Tom Quayle gets his
pointy head round the pointy headstocks of two new Desolation models.
Since Fender took over Charvel in 2002, the
Arizona-based guitar giant has slowly been
diversifying the Charvel range to expand on
the brand’s classic shapes. The Desolation
series sees Charvel strengthening its historic
association with hard Rock and Metal
instruments, bringing some new ideas into
the mix, as well as reinvigorating some of its
Two such classic shapes are the ‘Star’ DST
model and the ‘Soloist’ DX that have been
sleekly modernised in this new range. With
a reputation for superb quality Rock and
Metal guitars, stemming from the legendary
San Dimas ‘super-strat’ models of the ‘80s,
I had high hopes for the Desolation series.
Both review models shared the same basic
construction, featuring mahogany bodies,
maple through-body necks and rosewood
fingerboards. The DX-1 ST had a very
pretty flame maple top to boot and very
detailed, multi-ply binding running all the
way around the body, neck and headstock.
Abalam shark tooth inlays adorn the
fretboards and a compound 12-16” radius
ensures easy chordal playing in the lower
register and screaming bends in the upper
register with no fretting out. A compound
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radius is impressive at this price point and
really aids playability, helped further by the
Hardware is also high quality, with active
EMG 81 and 85 humbucker pickups and
either a Floyd Rose, or a fixed bridge with
string-through construction for better
sustain. Our sample DX-1 ST had a fixed
bridge and locking tuners for greater tuning
stability, while the DST-1 FR had an
authentic Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut
with standard nickel tuners. Each model can
be bought with either configuration and in a
number of different finishes with flame tops
or opaque paint jobs. Your choice in which
model to go for will be determined by your
taste and bridge requirements, as the basic
construction is the same throughout the
range. A single volume knob and three-way
switch completes the set-up.
Construction quality of both our samples
was high and the flame topped DX-1 was
stunning to look at. The only problem I
could find was the where the paint finish
stops on the back of the neck there is a
significant ridge instead of the smooth taper
that you’ll usually find on through-necks.
It’s very easy to feel this as your hand passes