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.
Learn how to play like Steve Vai in Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 12 free guitar lessons to learn Steve Vai style and tricks with Andy James. Featured exclusively in this issue we were loaned the Steve Vai Ibanez EVO - only 100 were made as exact replicas & we have one to talk about in this issue.
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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
Rocktron offers one of the widest ranges of stomp boxes on the market - and in
several distinct series too. We borrowed three of the US company’s prestige
Boutique range, including the new Guitar Silencer. First in the queue for reviews
duties? Michael Casswell, of course!
Back in days when everyone was using huge stereo rack systems, Rocktron became a big player
in that whole guitar processing scene, making switching systems, pre-amps, power amps,
delays, reverbs, and just about everything you needed to have the guitar rack of your dreams. I
know because I still have mine, and the Rocktron units I have in there all still work great. Last
time I fired it all up, it still sounded really good, just different to a head and some stompboxes.
Rocktron still makes all those units, which are nowadays shinier and probably more powerful,
but they also make some nice true bypass stompboxes too, four of which we have here to
check out and are from Rocktron’s Boutique range. Constructionally, they all looked to be
very rugged, with tough metal casings, standard 9V powered (via battery or a transformer).
But what you want to know is how they sound, don’t you? Check the video, then read on!
SACRED FIRE COMPRESSION STAR RATING
CHECK THE SPEC
The Sacred Fire Compressor does what all good
compressors should, which is smooth out any
peaks in your tone, give you bags of sustain and
generally add life to your sound. They’re great
for dead clean sounds that need sustain, or for
pushing the front end of crunchy amps, or even
average overdrive pedals. A compressor is the
one pedal I would hate to do without, and if you
haven’t tried one, then I strongly suggest you do,
because you could seriously be missing out on a
whole new world of fun!
If you are no expert on compressors, or haven’t
tried many, then the Sacred Fire will indeed
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