August

Articles by Jordan Wagner

The Nine Strings of Hell: An Interview With High on Fire's Matt Pike

May 18, 2010
High on Fire’s Matt Pike discusses the ungodly heft of his nine-string First Act axe and the inglorious life of being an uncompromising metal torchbearer.
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Xotic Effects EP Booster Pedal Review

April 29, 2010
Xotic's EP Booster utilizes the Echoplex EP-3 circuit for a tone-enhancing boost with a tiny footprint
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Way Huge Aqua-Puss MKII Analog Delay Pedal Review

April 15, 2010
Way Huge re-releases an underground classic
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Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP FireWire Audio Interface Review

April 15, 2010
The Saffire PRO 24 DSP is a useful recording interface for medium-sized recording needs.
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Wampler Pedals Super Plextortion and Pinnacle Pedal Review

April 2, 2010
The Super Plextortion and Pinnacle from Brian Wampler aim for two iconic rock sounds: Plexi Marshall and Van Halen''s "Brown Sound."
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PRS Ted McCarty DC 245 Limited Run Electric Guitar Review

March 26, 2010
The PRS Ted McCarty DC 245 Limited Run shines with the company''s 1957/2008 pickups and subtle beauty
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Rig Rundown - Arch Enemy's Christopher & Michael Amott

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Arch Enemy's guitarists Christopher Amott and Michael Amott. In this segment, the Amott brothers talk about this current live setup - guitars, amplifiers and effects - and how they recorded The Root of All Evil.
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Rig Rundown - Exodus' Gary Holt

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Exodus guitarist, Gary Holt. In this segment, Gary Holt talks about his upcoming Schecter signature guitar, his current live setup, the new DVD - Shovel Headed Tour Machine - and their forthcoming album - Exhibit B: The Human Condition.
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Egnater Renegade Amp Review

March 11, 2010
The Renegade keeps Egnater''s signature feature sets and affordable pricing while moving them into a higher-gain package.
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Fender American Special Stratocaster & Telecaster Reviews

March 11, 2010
Where does Fender''s new American Special series fit in their family of Strats and Teles?
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TC Electronic PolyTune Poly-Chromatic Tuner Review

March 11, 2010
TC Electronic''s new PolyTune tunes all strings at once, accurately and easily.
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Tuning via iPhone, iPod and iPad: 12 Tuners Tested

February 16, 2010
5 free and 7 paid tuners are tested: which are the best?
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Tradition S2000 Deluxe Electric Guitar Review

February 11, 2010
Quality and affordability meet in this single-cut from Tradition
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Kilpatrick Audio Chora Lush, Echo Centric, Vibro Man and Lush Puppy Pedal Reviews

February 11, 2010
Kilpatrick''s four pedals each pack two feature sets for an impressive set of modulation effects
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Interview: Bruce Kulick Discusses Gear and Recording for BK3

February 4, 2010
Bruce Kulick talks about the new album, BK3, his vast gear collection, and the thrills of recording and writing with some of his favorite artists.
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Quidley 22 Amp Review

January 14, 2010
The Quidley 22 packs a lot of features in a low-wattage amp.
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SkinPimp MKIII Pedal Review

January 14, 2010
Skinpimp''s MKIII is a stellar recreation of vintage fuzz tones.
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Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Pedal Review

January 8, 2010
EH''s Cathedral Stereo Reverb is packed with all the reverb options you could ask for with pristine delivery
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Electro-Harmonix V256 Vocoder Pedal Review

January 8, 2010
A fun, diverse tool for guitarists looking to use funky sounds.
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Rig Rundown - Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick

December 23, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Davenport, IA, on 12/07/09 where he catches up with Megadeth's guitarists Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick. In this video segment, both Dave and Chris walk us through their thrash metal setups.

As we all know, Mr. Mustaine uses signature Dean Guitars (with 6-on-a-side) and Marshall power amps and cabs. To keep things simple and preventing from a lot of moving pieces that could break down, they both use DigiTech GSP1101 preamp. The only thing different in Chris Broderick's rig is his guitar, he currently is using a Ibanez Prestige. While Broderick preferes the RG series, he's rolling with the Prestige because of the trem system.

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