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Articles by Jordan Wagner

EVH 5150 III 50-Watt Amp Review

April 15, 2013
Fender has once again joined forces with Eddie Van Halen to expand the 5150III amp family. This time the result is a smaller 50-watt version of the master’s signature amp.
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Engl Fireball 100 Amp Review

April 15, 2013
The Fireball 100 builds upon the simple, no-frills approach established by its 60-watt predecessor.
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Marshall JVM410HJS Amp Review

April 15, 2013
Joe Satriani’s signature 100-watt JVM410HJS builds upon the jack-of-all-trades JVM410H, and is designed to deliver five decades’ worth of Marshall tones from a single head.
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Interview: Early Graves - Thrash in the Saddle Again

April 15, 2013
After a series of tragic setbacks—including the death of founding vocalist Makh Daniels—Chris Brock and Early Graves charge back into the metal fray and emerge triumphant with a thundering masterpiece.
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Randall Thrasher Amp Review

April 15, 2013
Randall’s all-tube Thrasher amp head is the company’s new flagship—the result of a recently forged partnership with boutique amp guru Mike Fortin.
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Blackstar Blackfire 200 Amp Review

April 15, 2013
The Blackfire 200 is Gus G’s signature amplifier, and it unites the extra firepower from the guitarist’s signature HT-Blackfire overdrive pedal with Blackstar’s Series One 200 head.
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Way Huge Echo-Puss Pedal Review

March 20, 2013
The Echo-Puss is designed to appeal to players who favor the delay times and modulation circuitry of delay pedals from the ’70s and ’80s
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Tech 21 VT Bass 1000 & B410-VT Bass Rig Review

March 11, 2013
The combination of a VT Bass 1000 head and B410-VT cab makes for a pretty incredible bass rig that gets very, very close to the sound and feel of a classic Ampeg SVT.
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MXR M222 Talk Box Review

March 11, 2013
MXR''s M222 Talk Box is a rethink of the talk box formula that emphasizes reliability, circumvents the need for an additional amp, and focuses on affordability.
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EMG 66-N/57-B Humbuckers Review

March 11, 2013
Blending vintage character and EMG’s trademark fidelity, the new 57-B and 66-N humbuckers might just become modern classics.
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Bogner Ecstasy Blue & Red Overdrive Pedal Reviews

March 6, 2013
With remarkable accuracy each pedal captures the tonal nuances that made the Ecstasy 100, 101, and 20th Anniversary model amplifiers so desirable.
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Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi Pedal Review

February 25, 2013
The Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi—though it’s a bit more expensive—builds on the winning formula with versatility and features that make it a better value than its smaller brother.
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VOX StompLab IIB Pedal Review

February 4, 2013
Vox''s StompLab IIB is a portable, tone workstation that offers up a ton of great sounds while still being kind to both the back and the wallet.
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iOS Guitar Accessory Roundup - Winter 2012/2013

January 9, 2013
Griffin GuitarConnect Pro, Line 6 Mobile In, RapcoHorizon i-JAM 3-n-1, Tascam iXZ, Traveler Guitar MI-10, Griffin StompBox, IK Multimedia iRig STOMP, Blue Mikey Digital, and Tascam iM2X
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Copilot FX Cubic Bass Octave Pedal Review

December 26, 2012
It’s no secret that a bass-octave pedal can work wonders for beefing up thin tone. Likewise, the contrast between the deeper sub-octave and dry signal can add a whole
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Mesa/Boogie Tone-Burst, Throttle Box, Grid Slammer, and Flux-Drive Pedal Reviews

December 18, 2012
Rather than trying to stuff too much in a single unit, the company has designed pedals that serve up specific flavors of overdrive.
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Seymour Duncan SH-16 '59/Custom Hybrid Humbucker Review

December 10, 2012
Able to handle both clean and overdriven sounds with ease, Seymour Duncan''s SH-16 ’59/Custom Hybrid is a vintage-tinged humbucker that has a unique edge and enough modern muscle to play harder styles of music.
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KW Cabs ST-2m Cab Review

December 10, 2012
The ST-2m 2x12 cabinet from KW Cabs uses a combination of select hardwoods, finely tuned porting, non-braced baffles, and handpicked speakers to create a cabinet that packs a huge wallop and can easily hold its own next to larger 4x12 units.
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RogerThat Guitar Electronics Bass OD/DIS Pedal Review

November 20, 2012
Holland’s RogerThat Guitar Electronics may be relatively unknown to musicians in the States. But since 2010, they’ve developed a multitude of all-analog tools for guitarists, bassists, drummers, and studio
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Markbass Big Bang Bass Amplifier Review

November 5, 2012
The recently released Big Bang—a 500-watt, solid-state amp head—represents the next step in Markbass’ continued pursuit of providing full, warm, bass tones from a unit that’s as light and small as possible.
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