August

Articles by Jordan Wagner

Mr. Black SuperMoon Reverb Review

September 6, 2013
A cosmic ambience machine that goes from cavernous to Frippertronic with the twist of a knob.
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Rig Rundown - Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan & Brian Cook

September 5, 2013
Premier Guitar heads into Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago to catch up with Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan and Brian Cook during the recording of Memorial where the duo shows off their studio rigs and collection of boutique gear.
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Russian Circles—The Memorial Sessions

September 4, 2013
Premier Guitar joined the prog-rockers inside Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago to watch them create their most experimental album to date. Plus, we look at the drool-inducing boutique and custom gear they used while recording.
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Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator Review

September 3, 2013
This awarding-winning modulation pedal combines two classic effects—chorus and vibrato—in a compact, pedalboard-friendly package creating a wide spectrum of tones that are precise with extraordinary clarity.
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TSVG Slow Ride Overdrive/Fuzz Review

August 29, 2013
Boasting NOS components and point-to-point wiring, this fuzz delivers classic tones of the psychedelic ’60s.
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Fuzzrocious Heliotropic Bass Fuzz Review

August 26, 2013
This viciously intense bass fuzz nails the tone of the Failure song that inspired its name.
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DBZ Barchetta SM Bass Review

August 6, 2013
The visually arresting Barchetta SM bass, their top-of-the-line model, comes equipped with all DBZ/Diamond’s bells and whistles.
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G&L Superhawk Deluxe Jerry Cantrell Electric Guitar Review

July 20, 2013
If you're one of the many players obsessed with capturing Jerry Cantrell's wailing guitar tones, the new signature Superhawk Deluxe might be right up your alley.
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Nordstrand Shush Puppies Pickups Review

July 6, 2013
Designed to address the age-old issues of feedback, noise, and hum without losing the sweet, syrupy chime that defines a great single-coil.
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Lakland Decade 6 Bass Review

July 4, 2013
But the 6-string bass offers a truly unique voice with a range that’s between a baritone and a standard bass.
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Charvel Desolation Soloist DX-1 ST Electric Guitar Review

June 21, 2013
Charvel’s affordable metal machine offers incredible playability and crushing overdriven tones.
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Z.Vex Fat Fuzz Factory Pedal Review

June 18, 2013
The FFF includes a switch that greatly expands the low end and shifts the range of its famous oscillating feedback to much lower registers.
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Circus Freak Pickled Punk Pedal Review

June 13, 2013
Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Circus Freak Effects is a relative newcomer to the pedal game. The pedals they build, however, reflect the musical experience amassed by cofounder A.J.
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Album Review: Black Sabbath - "13"

June 6, 2013
Ozzy & Co.'s latest relies heavily on the sounds of their past, with flickers of hope for the future.
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Album Review: Alice In Chains - “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”

May 20, 2013
AiC is back with a slower-paced, but still hard-hitting album that features some of Jerry Cantrell's most masterful playing yet.
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Lace Matt Pike Dirty Heshers Pickups Review

May 11, 2013
The Matt Pike Dirty Heshers from Lace are designed to produce the massive tones Pike is known for, only bigger and richer than you’d expect from super-hot humbuckers.
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DBZ Diamond Hailfire SM Electric Guitar Review

May 1, 2013
Since launching in 2008, DBZ Guitars has introduced some of the most eye-catching instruments in the industry, quickly garnering the attention of players like John Corabi, Kid Rock’s Jason
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Vigier Excalibur Special 7 Guitar Review

April 15, 2013
The tone, playability, and flawless build of the Vigier Excalibur Special 7 elevates the guitar to a level of all-around performance that few companies can touch.
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Verellen Meatsmoke Preamp Review

April 15, 2013
An excellent tool for rock and metal players, the Verellen Amplification Meatsmoke preamp is a compact version of the all-tube Meatsmoke amp head that delivers tones very close to those of its bigger brother.
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Orange TH100 Amp Review

April 15, 2013
The dual-channel TH100 is a lesson in brutal simplicity that hearkens back to Orange’s golden era of no-nonsense designs with immense power.
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