News: iGuitar 5 details

The latest issue of the free digital Magazine iGuitar is now live. New for issue five are the three distinct departments, Electric, Acoustic and a brand new Bass area. Each section is packed full of video interviews, guitar lessons and gear reviews.

The Electric Guitar Section: features an interview with the man regarded by many as America’s finest Prog-Rock guitarist – John Petrucci – Dream Theater’s stellar axe man, including an exclusive Petrucci masterclass with iGuitar’s very own shred master, Andy James. Plus to top it all off, John Petrucci’s Musicman JPXl guitar and Mesa Boogie Mark V combo amp are reviewed – so you can learn all about how he gets the sound he does. There are also interviews with Glenn Tipton, and KK Downing's replacement, Richie Faulkner, of Judas Priest, complemented by Jamie Humphries dipping into The New Wave of British Heavy Metal, looking at key guitar styles and licks.

The Listening Room looks at vintage footage of Jimi Hendrix discussing his influences, while Video Gems searches the web for choice guitar gems and finds legendary US bluesman Steve White. Other features include a look at possibly the UK’s best ever blues guitarist, Peter Green and the legendary US guitar maker, Harmony.

The Quiet Room – For Acoustic Players: features an exclusive interview and live performance footage with one of rock’s most innovative guitarists Steve Hackett – who is also an accomplished acoustic player. Renowned acoustic teacher Giorgio Serci demonstrates exercises designed to improve co-ordination and enhance finger style playing. Whilst the review section takes a look at the powerful but affordable Vintage VJ100, one of the US’s greatest success stories the Blueridge BR1160, and a handmade. Professional class instrument from one of the world’s most respected makers, the Patrick James Eggle Kanuga.

The Bassment – new for Bass Players: introduces Dan Veall a UK based session player, clinician and teacher to the iGuitar team. He brings with him an encyclopedic knowledge of bass gear and playing. For this issue he talks to Megadeth’s exciting and energetic bass player, Dave Ellefson. He also reviews the five string Overwater Tanglewood, their new most affordable production model bass and puts the Markbass Randy Jackson head and cab through their paces as well as taking a look at Peavey’s PXD Tragic 4 Bass.

Competitions: there are three exciting ones for this issue. First there is a chance to win a Fusion Gig Bag; the reviewers liked it so much we had to give one away! Six lucky bass players could win Rotosound bass strings for a year, plus a strap and T-Shirt. Then there is a copy of the British Rock Guitar book to win.

Issue five is the most rounded interactive guitar magazine ever and it is available free from , no strings attached!