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Articles by Jordan Wagner

CD Review: Queen - "40th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue Set"

June 14, 2011
This first box set out of the three reissue box sets due for release this year contains Queen’s first five albums: 1973’s Queen, 1974’s Queen II, 1974’s Sheer Heart Attack, 1975’s A Night at the Opera, and 1976’s A Day at the Races.
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Bogner Brixton Amp Review

June 1, 2011
The 12-watt, 6V6 powered Bogner Brixton, is built to deliver screaming high gain at manageable volume levels.
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Bogner Panama Amp Review

June 1, 2011
One of the most aggressively voiced amps in Bogner''s International Series—dishing mid-to super high-gain sounds at comfortable volume levels.
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Strymon Lex Rotary Pedal Review

May 24, 2011
The Lex nails a host of rotary speaker tone, but it also delivers a lot of the response and feel of playing one in impressive fashion.
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Satellite Mudshark Amp Review

May 17, 2011
The Mudshark’s design specs owe a lot to the famed Supro Thunderbolt amplifier from the mid ’60s.
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VHT Special 6 Ultra Amp Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Clean, Jazzy Download Example 2 Clean, Picked Download Example 3 Ultra Channel, Rhythm Clips recorded with a 2008 Fender American Stratocaster (clean) and 1978 Gibson Les
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Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Electric Guitar Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Clean, bridge pickup coil-tapped Download Example 2 Dirty, bridge and middle pickups Clips recorded with a 1981 Marshall JCM800 head into a Marshall JCM800 4x12 cabinet
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Black Cat Pedals Bass Octave Fuzz Pedal Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Bass: 1987 Kramer Striker into a a Gallien-Kreuger 700 RB-II bass head to a 1970 Orange 8x10 cabinet. Download Example 2 Guitar: Cycle through 4 settings.
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Two Notes Torpedo VM-202 Speaker Simulator Review

April 27, 2011
A rackmount speaker simulator designed for pro-level studio use.
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PRS Studio Electric Guitar Review

April 13, 2011
The PRS Studio is specifically targeted to players who need to cover a lot of musical ground without sacrificing the satisfying tones the company is known for.
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Mod Kits DIY Persuader Pedal Review

April 5, 2011
An affordable but challenging DIY tube distortion pedal.
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Mod Kits DIY The Verb Pedal Review

April 5, 2011
A DIY point-to-point digital reverb
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Mack Amps Gem 2G Amp Review

March 15, 2011
Their new, super-lightweight and tiny Gem 2G is an overhaul of the company’s original Gem
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Rothwell Audio Love Squeeze Compressor Pedal Review

March 4, 2011
A simple-to-use, high-quality, FET-based compressor from the UK.
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