Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 12 Featuring Steve Vai! iGuitar Magazine!
Steve Vai talks with Guitar Interactive Magazine at his home studio in L.A to talk about playing, his gear & his brand new album.
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Also featured in Guitar Interactive this Issue - We featured the band The Aristrocrats - headed by the fantastic Guthrie Govan check out the live performances of this super group!!
To celebrate Marshall Amplification 50 Years - we interview Paul Marshall about the companies history & we talk with the man behind the designs of Marshall amps with an exclusive tour around the factory.
Guitar Reviews this month feature;
Review of the Ibanez Jem Evo & JEM 70V
Review of the Duesenburg Fullerton CC
Review of the Fender Excelsior combo
Review of the Godin Session Custom Guitar
Review of the Cornell Valve Pre Amp Pedal
Review of the Hayden HGT A20 Head Review 2 x12 Cab review
IK Multimedia iRig Stomp review
TC Electronic Spark Booster Review
A/DA APP-1 Pre Amp Pedal
Rocktron Boutique Series FX Pedals Review
Faith Eclipse Venus 12 String Review
Review Marshall as50d Soloist
Huss And Dalton acoustic review
Review of the Laney NEXUS Fet & NX410 & NX115
Review of the overwater Tanglewood Standard Bass and plus bass
Review of Elixir Coated & Coated Nickel sbass strings
It was the ‘must have’ brand of pre-amps and effects in a 1980’s pro rack system.
Now A/DA has bounced back with a new pedal for the 21st Century. But can A/DA
still compete, asks Tom Quayle?
Dave Tarnowski formed A/DA back in early
1978 after working for Seamoon, designing
and working on high quality effects units
such as the Funk Box, Studio Phase and the
Controlled Tone pre-amp. In 1976, Seamoon
was experiencing financial difficulties and
Tarnowski bought up its existing inventory
and formed A/DA, producing pedals with
features that were unique for the time, such
as a flanger with a 40:1 ratio and a phase
pedal with built in distortion circuit for
Eventually the pedal range was discontinued
to make way for sophisticated digital delay
rack units and switching pre-amps such as
the MP-1 that became a staple in many rack
systems during the ‘80s and ‘90s.
The APP-1 presents a return to the preamp
market for A/DA and also has a few
unique features thrown in for good measure.
Designed in pedal form (rack systems have
been out of fashion, though there’s a sense the
tide is starting to turn again - Ed), the APP-
1 is an all analogue unit that is really three
devices in one - a clean to high-gain twochannel
pre-amp, a dual buffer for your
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effects and a final signal boost for soloing
or overdriving your power amp. Both
channels can be voiced for anything from
crystal cleans to high gain distortions and
are designed using Tarnowski’s ‘D-Tortion’
technology that is supposed to give a much
greater level of dynamic and overdrive
control, from pick attack and volume
changes, without the need for tubes.
A dynamic control allows the user to select
the level of the dynamic variance in almost
the same way that keyboard players can alter
their velocity response, giving a huge range
of control over the feel of this pre-amp. A/
DA has included a great sounding FX Loop
with a return level control to match your
effect’s output as required. Both the input
and FX loop are buffered, allowing you to
retain your tone along the whole signal path,
even with long runs of cable or pedals. A
post-gain/master boost offers up to +16dB
for solos or can be used in isolation of the
pre-amp for boosting the front end of an
existing amp. A dedicated tuner output is
also included for convenience.