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Issue #26 'Jeff Loomis'

Hello again - welcome back to Guitar Interactive! Regular readers will see that we have made yet more 'tweaks' to the magazine's presentation for this issue - in particular the way we deliver video. We've carried out some extensive testing with readers around the world and we believe the changes will make our videos smoother and easier to watch. Let us know how it works for you!

Issue 26 sees yet another new columnist joining the GI team and plugging a gap we've been wanting to plug for a long time. So please welcome US session guitarist and teacher Steve Trovato who will be taking us through Country style guitar over the coming months! Also please extend a welcome to one of the UK's top Front Of House sound engineers, Steve Carr. Steve (who handles FOH duties at the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival and is also Goldfrapp's FOH engineer) is joining us to help guide us through the bewildering choices of PA gear on the market these days. Steve will appraise products with a truly expert eye and with musicians in mind.


In this Issue


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Tech Session

  • Jeff Loomis & Keith Merrow - Conquering Dystopia! Shredders extraordinaire Jeff and Keith have teamed-up for an album, a series of guitar clinics and a double-handed tour. Sam Bell interviews the duo. Richard Morgan provides the words. 

  • Trivium - Levi Clay meets up with Trivium's Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu for a major shredathon!


  • All the featured downloads from this issue + exclusive Guitar Pro Lite tab software FREE download!


  • Schecter Jeff Loomis signature JL7-FR S 2014 7-string guitar.
  • Fender 60th Anniversary Squier Stratocaster
  • Fret-King Country Squire semitone deluxe
  • Burns Dream Noiseless guitar
  • Blackstar ID:Core combos
  • Fargen Olde 800 valve/tube head
  • Morley M2 pedals: M2VO Passive Volume, M2VC Passive Voltage Control Expression Pedal, M2WA Classic Wah Pedal & M2WV Wah Volume                                                                                                 
  • Lace Pickups Kelliher Dissonant Aggressors & Alumitone humbuckers                                                                       
  • Providence Red Rock OD pedal                                                                                                                        
  • TC Electronic pedals: Flashback Mini Delay, Shaker Vibrato, Corona Mini Chorus & Vortex Flanger


  • Tom Quayle                                                                                                                                    
  • Michael Casswell - Pro Concepts
  • Sam Bell - Extended Guitar
  • Lewis Turner - Back To Basics
  • Martin Goulding - Modern Rock Techniques
  • NEW! SteveTrovato - Country style guitar

Live Sound

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Making Tracks

Andi Picker on recording for the practical musician

Making Tracks Reviews:

  • Toontrack EZdrummer 2 software                                                                      

The Quiet Room Tracks

  • Larrivee Do3 E electro-acoustic
  • Cort L300 electro-acoustic
  • Levinson LS43 Sangamon acoustic
  • Cordoba F55CE 'Negra' Limited acoustic                                                                                                

The Bassment  

Interview Exclusive - Jeff Berlin - Levi Clay meets one of today's acknowledged masters of the bass guitar.

  • Cort Jeff Berlin bass
  • Origin Effects Cali76 FX
  • BBE Optostomp FX
  • Brubaker Brute MJXSC 5 five-string bass                                                                                                         


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