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August Issue

Articles by Jordan Wagner

Rig Rundown - GWAR's Mike Derks

December 4, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with GWAR's gore-tastic guitarist, Mike Derks - aka "Balsac the Jaws of Death."

In this segment, Derks walks us through his current live rig which includes his custom ESP EX which features a "Balsac-approved" GWAR decal on the body and on the fretboard. Its loaded with EMG 85 in the neck and 81 in the bridge. He runs the guitar through a Mesa Boogie TriAxis preamp, Lexicon MPX G2 effects processor, a Mesa Boogie Stereo Simul-Class 295 head, which runs through a custom Vader 4x12.

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Halo Guitars AshCourt Electric Guitar Review

December 4, 2009
A taste of Halo''s high-end with the George Bisceglia designed and built AshCourt
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Marshall Haze 40 Combo Amp Review

November 18, 2009
Marshall''s Haze 40 is a low-gain amp with classic tones at a manageable price
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Rig Rundown - Dethklok's Brendon Small

November 9, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at the Val Air Ballroom where he visits backstage with Dethklok's (Metalocalypse) Brendon Small about his current live rig setup.

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Rig Rundown - Mastodon's Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher

November 9, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at the Val Air Ballroom where he visits backstage with Mastodon's Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher about their current live rigs.

In this Rig Rundown, Brent talks about his vintage Fender silverface combo and Marshall JMP heads. Also, he talks about his love for Gibson Les Pauls and his newly acquired Electrical Guitar Company's lucite V.

Bill Kelliher talks to us about his vintage vintage Explorers and Silverbursts and trying to incorporate his First Act 9-string into the live set a little more. In addition, he talks about his two Marshall heads (JMC 800 reissue and Kerry King Signature), Marshall and Mills Acoustic Cabs and his love for the new Morpheus Droptune Polyphonic Pitch Drop and Octave pedal.

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Fender Sonic Youth Signature Jazzmaster Electric Guitar Reviews

October 21, 2009
Fender pays tribute to the tonal pioneers of Sonic Youth with recreations of their modded Jazzmasters
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Stomping Grounds: 25 Pedals Reviewed

October 21, 2009
25 pedal reviews to put some womp in your stomp: Fuchs, Whirlwind, Maxon, Barber, T-Rex, Kasha, Rockbox, Granville, Pigtronix, Strymon, EH, Empress, ModTone, Barber, Red Witch, MXR, Pedalworx, Mountainking and Mad Professor
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Brendon Small: The Man Behind Metalocalypse

October 2, 2009
Brendon Small created, voices and plays lead, rhythm and bass guitar for an animated death metal band that''s achieving real-world success with a new album and co-headlining tour with Mastodon
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Rig Rundown - Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell

September 29, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, at the Rave/Eagles Ballroom where he catches up with Alice in Chains' guitarist, singer/songwriter Jerry Cantrell. Jerry walks us through his current live rig for the ongoing Black Gives Way to Blue tour where he's using Bogner and Dave Friedman Marsha heads, G&L Rampages, Gibson Les Pauls and of course some effects including his original Dunlop Crybaby wah used on the epic "Man in the Box."
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B.C. Rich 40th Anniversary Eagle Electric Guitar Review

September 18, 2009
The 40th Anniversary Eagle, limited to 40 guitars, is at the high-end of the company''s offerings.
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