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Articles by Jordan Wagner

Z.Vex Distortron & Mastotron Pedal Review

June 22, 2009
The Mastotron and Distortron are two light-on-the-wallet, heavy-on-the-fx additions to Z.Vex''s lineup
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Jordan Goes to Camp: Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp 2009

June 17, 2009
Jordan Wagner reports from Rock ''n'' Roll Fantasy Camp with Steven Tyler in Hollywood
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Rig Rundown - Testament's Eric Peterson

June 9, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Testament's Eric Peterson. In this Rig Rundown segment, we check out Eric's new signature Dean 'V' which features Testament's first logo (dating back to pre-Testament, when they were known as Legacy). In addition, Eric talks to us about scalloping his own guitar, the limited amount effects he uses and his latest amp choice for their most recent studio effort.

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Rig Rundown - Testament's Alex Skolnick

June 3, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, backstage at the House of Blues where he catches up with one of Testament's guitarists, Alex Skolnick. In this video segment, we hear from Alex about his collaboration with Heritage Guitars out of Kalamazoo, MI, as they are in the final stages on completing his signature guitar, which features Skolnick's John Hancock on the headstock, mahogany body, maple top and Seymour Duncan '59 Jeff Beck humbuckers. In addition to talking about his ongoing relationship with Heritage, he walks us through his live rig for the current Testament tour, which includes a Marshall Mode 4 Head, MXR EVH Phase 90, Boss DD-20 Giga Delay and a Moollon signal boost.
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Skatterbrane Standard Humbucking Pickup Review

May 20, 2009
Skatterbrane''s Standard Humbuckers channel the special voicing of vintage PAFs
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Soultone Amplification 1986ps SuperPlexi Amp Review

May 5, 2009
Soultone''s 1986ps SuperPlexi delivers classic rock tones a la the Marshall Bass head
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Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6 Review

April 24, 2009
Music Man''s verstatile Ball Family Reserve John Petrucci model is a fitting tribute to a great guitarist
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Fender Road Worn Series '60s Stratocaster Guitar Review

April 21, 2009
Fender''s Road Worn Strat is a more responsive & open-sounding step up from their Mexican Standard
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Fender Road Worn Series '50s Telecaster Guitar Review

April 21, 2009
The Road Worn ''50s Tele brings more than a relic job to Fender''s new line with playability and tone to spare
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Orange Tiny Terror Combo Review

March 17, 2009
Orange''s Tiny Terror gets the combo treatment
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Talking Guitar: An Interview with Adrian Belew

March 17, 2009
Adrian Belew talks about his early career, his new project and his gear, including his signature Parker Fly Deluxe
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Jeorge Tripps: The Mind Behind Way Huge

February 24, 2009
We trace the evolution of Way Huge with Jeorge Tripps
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Eventide ModFactor Review

February 16, 2009
Eventide''s ModFactor has all flavors of modulation
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Vigier Excalibur Ultra Blues Review

January 15, 2009
France''s Vigier Excalibur Ultra Blues is versatile, refined and classy
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Engl E 650 Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100-watt Amp Review

December 16, 2008
Engl''s Ritchie Blackmore Signature combines gain with clarity at an reasonable price.
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Way Huge Pork Loin, Fat Sandwich, and Swollen Pickle Review

December 16, 2008
Way Huge''s long awaited reissues don''t disappoint. We check out the Swollen Pickle, Pork Loin and Fat Sandwich.
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Victoria Golden Melody Review

November 11, 2008
Victoria''s Golden Melody has reverb, vibrato, and a great clean vintage tone
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Review: Becker Guitars Imperial

October 22, 2008
The Becker Imperial offers playability and style for jazz/fusion players
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Wampler Analog Echo Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
Brian Wampler’s “Analog Echo” is loaded with a digital delay chip, but with pure analog circuitry surrounding in order to achieve tape echo or Echoplex-type delay tones with a 650ms maximum delay time.
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Demeter MB-2B Fat Control Mid Boost/Buffer Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
Achieving the long, violin-like sustain of a Les Paul is an uphill battle for many players. To achieve this sound without the aid of the infamous Gibson, guitarists have
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