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May 2014

Articles by Jordan Wagner

Jacques Stompboxes Black Mamba Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
Jacques aims to simulate Jimi Hendrix’s classic Fuzz-Face-and-cranked-Marshall combination.
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MXR Noise Clamp Pedal Review

October 18, 2011
The Noise Clamp detects the amount of noise present in your bypassed guitar-tone, and lowers the hiss and extremities to that level when pedals in the Noise Clamp’s effects loop are engaged.
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Levana EQ Booster Pedal Review

September 27, 2011
The amount of fidelity the EQ Booster can add to the tone—in a fairly narrow EQ band—while keeping your original tone’s feel and vibe, is nothing short of remarkable.
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Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18 Amp Review

September 20, 2011
The EL84-powered TubeMeister 18 marks an interesting deviation from the company’s usual medium-to high-wattage fare.
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Amptweaker TightMetal Pedal Review

September 20, 2011
The TightMetal is a smorgasbord of vicious distortion options and a smooth, natural-sounding noise gate that expands its usefulness.
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Cort Arona 5 Electric Bass Review

September 7, 2011
Cort teamed up with German luthier Sandberg Guitars to design this 5-string bass that dabbles in both boutique feel and budget price.
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Line 6 JTV-59 Variax Electric Guitar Review

August 30, 2011
The JTV-59 combines Line 6''s modeling technology with a pair of PAF-style humbuckers
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Peavey Void 4 PXD Bass Review

August 16, 2011
It aims to be the go-to tool for bassists looking to put a bit more meat on their low-end muscle—and at an affordable price.
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Vigier Guitars G.V. Wood Electric Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
The new G.V. Wood single-cutaway model is very much a product of Vigier’s evolutionary impulses—with a fantastic array of tones and an innovative, super-slick fretboard.
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Crimsontone SE Mini Amp Review

August 16, 2011
The single-ended, all-tube head is powered by a Sovtek EL84 coupled to a JJ ECC803 preamp tube and a Mercury Magnetics GA5-P power transformer for a maximum of four watts.
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