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Articles by Oscar Jordan

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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Interview: Steve Howe on Asia's "Omega," Touring With Yes, and the Steve Howe Trio

July 29, 2010
Howe discusses his hectic touring schedule, getting jazzy with his trio, the gear for each gig, and his distaste for blues
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Black Cat OD-1, Super Fuzz and OD-Fuzz Pedal Review

May 18, 2010
Black Cat''s relaunched line of fuzz and overdrive pedals reviewed.
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Hardwire CM-2 Tube Overdrive, DL-8 Delay/Looper and SC-2 Valve Distortion Pedal Review

May 18, 2010
Overdrive, delay, and distortion offerings of the Hardwire line of boutique-style effects are reviewed.
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Guthrie Govan... So Far

February 11, 2010
Find out what rocks the world of the self-taught clinician, loop master, and former Asia guitarist.
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Badaple Hydra True Bypass Pedalboard Review

January 14, 2010
Badaple Hydra True Bypass pedalboard is custom-made for your effects.
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To The Core With Vinnie Moore

July 1, 2009
Vinnie Moore talks songwriting with UFO, replacing Michael Shenker, his new signature Dean, and balancing a solo career
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Vox Joe Satriani Signature Time Machine Delay, Satchurator, and Big Bad Wah Pedal Review

July 1, 2009
We play with the Satchurator, Time Machine and Big Bad Wah, and bring them by a Satriani tribute artist for an expert''s opinion in our review.
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Interview: Steel Panther's Satchel

May 6, 2009
We go inside the twisted, decadent world of Steel Panther with an interview with guitarist Satchel
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Interview: Richie Kotzen

April 27, 2009
Richie Kotzen talks about his stripped-down signal chain and songwriting
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A Day at Fender U

March 30, 2009
A look inside Fender University
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