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
Is it an amp? Is it a pedal? Well, actually it’s a pedal amp from bespoke valve amp
maker Dennis Cornell. Michael Casswell investigates.
Dennis Cornell has built a great reputation
amongst amp purists for creating hand built,
point to point hand-wired amps - amps
that have been given the seal of approval by
no lesser beings than Eric Clapton, Robin
Trower, Albert Lee, Larry Carlton and Hank
Marvin! Dennis is a true craftsman and
uses the best components for his products.
Nothing is mass produced in large numbers
and everything is hand built to exacting
standards. So I was very curious about the
Cornell Pedal Amp, which looks like the
love child of your favourite mini boutique
practice amp, and the most sought after
boutique overdrive stomp box. So what
exactly is it? In fact, as you have probably
guessed, it is both of those things.
The Cornell Pedal Amp can be very useful in
a few ways. Firstly it can be a four Watt amp.
The single 8 Ohm output can be connected
to a speaker cab of your choice and would be
great for home practice, recording and even
for quieter live work. Four Watts through
a good speaker cab is surprisingly loud and
with a decent front of house and on-stage
monitor system, you would be good to
go for general live work. It’s also very cool
for recording. Stick a mic in front of your
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speaker cab, and this pedal will give you some
convincing vintage Fender and Vox tones at
very manageable volumes. You could certainly
get some very nice pure valve tones recorded,
and then add any reverbs or delays you need
in the mix, which is the best way to do it if
you are not an expert in sound manipulation
It can also act as a fantastic true bypass
boutique, valve driven overdrive pedal,
pushing the front of your amp and bringing
it alive and generally giving you more of
everything. It sounds to me that the best
results would be with cleaner sounding
amps than those needing silly amounts of
volume to come alive. This in front of a plexi
Marshall or vintage Fender twin would be
very cool, but I’m sure that great results can
be got from most amps out there. Obviously
it would also sound great with a loud Cornell
amp! Maybe with higher gain amps, hiss and
general saturation can be a consideration,
but no more than when using any overdrive
based pedal in front of an amp with gain.
One very cool feature is the ability to power
other pedals with the 9 Volt out. In a pedal
board, daisy chaining power to other pedals
is very welcome.