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Joe Satriani’s Favorite Gear

Electric guitar fans everywhere clap your nimble hands. Our favorite wizard (no, not the bespectacled Harry Potter) has unveiled his current live setup–or, you could say, his book of spells. For those who don’t know, Joe Satriani is on his Wizards and Wormholes tour, where he’s showcasing songs from the new album, Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards, along with old classics like “Flying in a Blue Dream”, “Satch Boogie”, and “Andulusia”. While Satch has always been very down-to-earth and open to discussing guitar technique […]

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Ibanez JS2PRM – Rare Ibanez Joe Satriani Chromeboy Guitars

In 2005, the JS2PRM was Ibanez’s third attempt to recreate the chrome guitar. Ibanez’s first two attempts, the JS2 and the JS10th, both were unsuccessful due to finish problems. The process of bonding a chrome finish onto a wood bodied guitar is an extremely difficult process. The JS10th (2nd attempt) a luthite body was used, which is similar to plastic, and the results were better than the original JS2 Chromeboys, however, they were still beset by water marks and peeling and sounded nowhere near as good as the basswood body. […]

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Ibanez Artist Series ART300 Electric Guitar Review

Ibanez Guitars: The Ibanez ART300 Artist Electric Guitar offers a modern variation on the single cutaway Artist theme at an unprecedented low price. With a set neck joint, mahogany body, a beautiful textured maple top that suggests reptilian hide, and Ibanez original active pickups, this sucker’s built for the heavy rocker. For over 30 years, the Ibanez classic Artist guitar design has provided a real, high-quality alternative to the other famous mahogany double humbucker guitar. […]

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Ibanez RG870 and RG920 Premium Series Guitar Review

The Premium series comes in two flavors: the RG870 has an American basswood body and includes a trio of Ibanez CAP-VM pickups; and the higher-end RG920QM, sporting a quilted maple top on an American basswood body and outfitted with trusty high-gain DiMarzio IBZ pickups in the bridge and neck positions, as well as a newly augmented Edge-Zero II bridge with Zero Point system. The RG870 comes in simple, classic black; the RG920QM has a translucent finish […]