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Articles by Oscar Jordan

Brian Ray: 10 Years (And Counting) On a Magical Mystery Tour

January 17, 2011
Paul McCartney sideman Brian Ray talks about the decade he’s spent backing a Beatle—including his one-song audition in front of 80,000 football fans—as well as the smorgasbord of vintage gear he used to track his latest solo album, This Way Up.
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5 Funk Guitarists You Should Know

January 17, 2011
Meet the players who’ve done more than any other to set heads a-bobbing, hips a-swaying, and dance floors afire around the globe.
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All That Remains: Against the Wind

December 21, 2010
Oli Herbert and Mike Martin of All That Remains talk about their new album, "For We Are Many," how John Mayer and the blues figure into their band dynamic, and how they couldn’t care less what orthodox headbangers think of their melodic metal.
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Majik Box Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe Pedal Review

December 16, 2010
The new pedal channels the tones used on Paul Gilbert''s 2010 album.
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Magnificent Seven: The Sideman Roundtable, Part 2

November 12, 2010
Peter Thorn, Lyle Workman, Eric Schermerhorn, Jon Button, Frank Simes, Brian Ray, and Steve Stevens gather in L.A. to discuss the art of being a great sideman
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Magnificent Seven: The Sideman Roundtable, Part 1

November 5, 2010
Peter Thorn, Lyle Workman, Eric Schermerhorn, Jon Button, Frank Simes, Brian Ray, and Steve Stevens gather in L.A. to discuss the art of being a great sideman
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HardWire TR-7 Tremolo/Rotary Pedal Review

October 28, 2010
The TR-7 includes seven tremolo and rotary modes: Tremolo, Opto Tremolo, Bias Tremolo, Duo Tremolo, Rotary, Vibrato, and VibroPan
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T-Rex Octavius Tri-Tone Generator Pedal Review

October 28, 2010
Polyphonic octave pedal with seamless tracking
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Tortuga Effects Martini Dual Analog Chorus and Vibrato Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
A wide range of modulation effects in one pedal
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HAO OD-16 Omega Drive Sixteen Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
Handwired overdrive from Japan
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Interview: Eric Gales - Alive and Relentless

October 5, 2010
A candid discussion of the guitarist''s continuing journey to redemption, including playing in a prison band and the development of his signature Two Rock amp.
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Interview: Joe Satriani - Into the Wormhole

September 29, 2010
Satch on the "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards" recording and songwriting process, juggling Chickenfoot with solo material, and the gear he can''t get enough of
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Interview: Charlie Hunter - Life in the Pocket

September 3, 2010
Hunter discusses his latest album, "Public Domain" the importance of drumming and the pocket, why he doesn''t listen to modern music, and changing tunings with his Jeff Traugott 7-string.
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Analog Man ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay Pedal Review

August 17, 2010
A simple-to-use analog delay with high-quality tones
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