October 2016

Articles by Jordan Wagner

DOD Phasor 201 Review

September 10, 2014
This vintage-inspired phaser is rich, warm, inexpensive, and dead simple.
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ESP E-II Stream Bass Review

September 7, 2014
A modern take on a classic reverse-style bass design that’s packed with quality components and capable of big tones.
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Maxon FWA10 Fuzz Elements Water Review

September 6, 2014
A parametric EQ makes this Muff-style fuzz positively expansive.
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Red Wing: Inside Minnesota State College's Guitar Repair and Building Program

May 29, 2014
We follow a student through his first year in Minnesota State’s “Red Wing” lutherie program.
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Ibanez AGB205 5-String Bass Review

May 8, 2014
A short-scale, 5-string semi-hollowbody bass that delivers deliciously deep lows without breaking the bank.
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Daring Audio Laser Cannon HD Review

April 20, 2014
A solid fuzz/distortion for bass with a wide variety of tones.
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PRS Archon Review

March 13, 2014
Paul Reed Smith enters the heavy rock amp arena with a 100-watt beast.
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Frank Bello & Dave Ellefson: Altitudes & Attitude’s High-Flying Bassists

March 6, 2014
What happens when the bassists from Anthrax and Megadeth join forces?
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Markbass Multiamp Review

March 3, 2014
A great-sounding, feature-rich bass modeling amp.
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Vox Night Train G2 NT15C1 Review

February 24, 2014
Vox’s compact amp line evolves, growing more versatile.
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SynapticGroove Snapperhead Review

February 18, 2014
A super-simple overdrive/distortion with impressive range.
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Mooer Audio Yellow Comp Review

December 29, 2013
Diminutive compressor delivers quiet, transparent performance.
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Epiphone G-400 PRO Review

December 18, 2013
Value and versatility in a vintage-styled SG.
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ESP LTD EC-1000M Deluxe Review

November 24, 2013
A modern single-cut whose unique wood complement delivers impressive pummeling power and glistening clean tones.
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Matchless Thunderman Review

November 18, 2013
The triumphant return of a classic bass amp inspired by another classic bass amp.
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PRS S2 Starla Review

October 31, 2013

PRS’s retro-flavored six string returns in more affordable form.


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Album Review: Red Fang's "Whales and Leeches"

October 13, 2013
Whales and Leeches is proof that the Portland quartet has successfully grown well beyond its modern-sludge-meets-ZZ-Top roots.
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Melvins' "Tres Cabrones" Album Review

October 10, 2013
On Tres Cabrones—the 19th studio album from Melvins—the band returns to their old-school punk roots.
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PRS S2 Custom 24 Review

October 3, 2013
The sounds and feel of PRS’ flagship model at a fraction of the cost.
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Spontaneous Audio Devices Son of Kong Review

September 28, 2013
Frank Zappa’s tone-tailoring magic wand lives on in a super-versatile, two-channel boost and EQ.
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