Guitar Reviews by Ian Loft

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  1. Peavey CLARKSDALE ·
    I am continually looking and trying out other guitars, I have no desire to get anything else of this type.
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 8/9/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  2. Peavey Transfex ·
    As my first decent amp, this model was almost everything I wanted. I couple other effects such as a tube screamer to creat distortion without unwanted hums and other noise created when the pre and post gain are up high on the lead channel. Ano...(more)
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 8/14/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  3. Cakewalk Cakewalk Guitar Studio ·
    I have learned over two years to effectively use this software and find it to be an invaluable learning resource. I can write, mix, record and play almost anything I like. Standard loop and tempo controls mean that I can slow down some of the ...(more)
    Software: Audio/MIDI · Posted: 8/14/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  4. Royce Music House ·
    I would say this store is the best in Toowoomba for guitars and equipment. There are a limited range of books and instructional CDs however the staff are always willing to order on request. For guitars purchased on special elsewhere, I would r...(more)
    Marketplace: Music Stores · Posted: 8/21/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  5. 1001 Funk & Blues Guitar Licks by Austin Sicard ·
    I had hopes for this resource when I purchased it. Unfortunately I was a little dissappointed when I found that many of the licks are repetative and not overly complex. There was a great reference at the back of this book with all blues pattern...(more)
    Books/Tab: Funk/R&B · Posted: 10/27/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  6. Improvising Jazz Guitar by Joe Bell ·
    Not for the faint hearted or those who give up easily. This book is really heavy on the theory and I cannot imagine how anyone at a beginners level would deal with the material here. I found it is improving my overall knowlege on scales, modes...(more)
    Books/Tab: Theory/Fundamentals · Posted: 11/1/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  7. CATS by Andrew Lloyd Webber ·
    Digital surround soundtrack makes this Lloyd Webber, Time Rice classic the most incredible peice of work ever. It is not the most easy to play along with but some of the faster tracks have some great lead breaks. Others are nice to just jam al...(more)
    Videos: Music · Posted: 11/3/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  8. Fleetwood Mac The Dance by Fleetwood Mac ·
    Vintage Fleetwood Mac with some surprises. I was awestruck when the drum solo from the track "Tusk" was the introduction of a marching band. They played out this track then worked through "Don't Stop" in a way you could not imagine. Classic S...(more)
    Videos: Music · Posted: 11/3/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  9. The Who Live - Tommy by The Who ·
    This video has two great halves with the entire Tommy show first, then The Who get down to business with all their trademark hits. During Tommy, a few guest singers join in, like, mmm, let me see.... Elton John Billy Idol Steve Windwood Just...(more)
    Videos: Music · Posted: 11/3/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  10. Blues Guitar Licks by Jay Friedman ·
    This book was not what I would call value for money. Most of the licks are boring and pointless. The solos over each key at the end are simplistic and not very difficult to do. Personally I would not insult myself by playing much of what this...(more)
    Books/Tab: Blues · Posted: 12/21/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  11. Dire Straights Brothers In Arms ·
    Not too bad as far as resource material based on an album is concerned. Words and music are sufficient to replicate a reasonable session from Dire Straights.
    Books/Tab: Rock/Pop · Posted: 12/21/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  12. The Australian Worship Collection by Various Artists ·
    This book is filled with many contemporary Christian worship songs. Most are guitar friendly and contain two keys for playing.
    Books/Tab: Christian · Posted: 12/21/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  13. Pulse by Pink Floyd ·
    There are several outstanding features of this video: - The entire Dark Side of the Moon album is performed live with some spectacular effects. One of the best is the flaming aircraft that shoots over the audience before the song time - Dur...(more)
    Videos: Music · Posted: 12/21/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  14. LEEM WAM290 ·
    A purchase I wish I had not made!
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 12/25/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  15. PHONIC BKX8800 ·
    I like it. My regular sound guys are starting to find more uses for this desk, it frees up a little on the main desk, particularly if I bring more than two guitars to a job.
    Equipment: Pro Audio Gear · Posted: 12/30/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  16. D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze - Light ·
    I love these strings. They are more stable, do not deteriorate as quickly as others I have used, they keep the new sound longer than others I have used.
    Equipment: Strings · Posted: 12/30/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  17. Progressive Acoustic Blues Guitar Method by Brett Duncan ·
    Not one of the most challenging books I have used. It contains much which can be found in all the other Progressive series of books, it looked promising until I started to get into the work. OK for absolute beginners but a waste of time for mo...(more)
    Books/Tab: Blues · Posted: 12/31/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  18. Alice Cooper Trashes The World by Alice Cooper ·
    Alice Cooper at his very best. Live on stage with a great band and even better digital stereo sound. Song List: - Trash - Billion Dollar Babies - Im Eighteen - Im Your Gun - Desperado - House of Fire - No More Mister Nice Guy - This Maniac Is ...(more)
    Videos: Music · Posted: 12/31/2001 by Ian Loft (3442)
  19. Jim Croce by Jim Croce ·
    Not a bad collections of Jim Croce songs. Jim had a tendency to overplay some of the appeggios in his recordings, this book offers an opportunity to learn and play some of his classics without having to worry about analysing any recordings.
    Books/Tab: Acoustic/Folk · Posted: 1/9/2002 by Ian Loft (3442)