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Jordan Wagner

Jordan Wagner

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jordan grew up traveling the country as the son of theater technical directors and speech instructors. His exposure to the performing arts early on helped foster his love for music and attention to detail, and upon receiving his first guitar at age 15, he became hooked. Jordan brings a considerable background of gear knowledge and tech experience to Premier Guitar, and has contributed an extensive amount of articles, artist interviews and Rig Rundown videos since late 2008. He lives in the Iowa City area, where he also works to bring music education initiatives to both local and regional communities.


Celestial Effects Aries Beast Distortion Review

October 2, 2015
This orange wedge features aggressive, amp-style gain in an interactive, highly tweakable stomp.
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Red Panda Lab Raster Delay Review

September 25, 2015
A digital delay with a wealth of pitch-shifting textures.
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Schecter Diamond-P Plus Review

September 11, 2015
Despite its vintage look, this reasonably priced import offers staggering punch and impressive playability.
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Ampeg SCR-DI Review

September 10, 2015
Ampeg’s new DI for bassists brings flexibility and plenty more.
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MXR M85 Bass Distortion Review

September 7, 2015
This collaboration with Fuzzrocious delivers heavy loads of bass distortion.
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Failure’s Monster Comeback

June 16, 2015
After almost two decades, Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards reunite for an album that picks up right where they left off.
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Taurus Abigar Mk-2 Review

May 4, 2015
A bass booster that combines modern and vintage overdrive tones.
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Engl Rackhead 1060 Review

April 14, 2015
Two independent amps join forces in a rackmountable bundle of low-end goodness.
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Crushing Heads: High-Gain Amp Review Roundup

March 2, 2015
Four brutal amps from Mesa/Boogie, Friedman, Randall, and Engl go through the Premier Guitar roundup wringer.
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Stone Deaf Effects Trashy Blonde Paracentric Distortion Filter Review

January 29, 2015
Dynamic Marshall-style distortion meets powerful parametric EQ.
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