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Jordan Wagner

Jordan Wagner

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jordan grew up traveling the country as the son of theater technical directors and speech instructors. His exposure to the performing arts early on helped foster his love for music and attention to detail, and upon receiving his first guitar at age 15, he became hooked. Jordan brings a considerable background of gear knowledge and tech experience to Premier Guitar, and has contributed an extensive amount of articles, artist interviews and Rig Rundown videos since late 2008. He lives in the Iowa City area, where he also works to bring music education initiatives to both local and regional communities.

ARTICLES

Schecter

Schecter CV-4 Review

September 9, 2017
This humbucker-packed, 4-string workhorse combines classic looks with a lot of tones.
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MXR M287 Sub Octave Bass Fuzz Review

September 7, 2017
The lethal combination of fuzz and an octaver comes to life through this powerful yellow box.
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Panda Audio Future Impact I. Review

August 29, 2017
The spirit of a revered but discontinued bass synth finds its voice again, and then some.
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Hilbish Design Beta Review

July 7, 2017
The spirit of the Sunn Beta is reborn in Nate Hilbish’s loud and lovingly executed homage.
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Bass OD/DI/Preamp Pedal Roundup

May 8, 2017
We test four versatile and feature-laden bass stomps from Gallien-Krueger, Providence, Two Notes, and Tech 21.
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Reverend Mike Watt Wattplower Review

April 13, 2017
A four-year artist and manufacturer collaboration results in a lean, mean, short-scale machine.
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Gibson EB 4 Review

March 30, 2017
While it doesn’t summon visions of yesteryear’s Gibson EBs, the newly reimagined EB 4 offers up impressive construction, playability, and modern tones.
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Darkglass Electronics Microtubes 900 Review

March 3, 2017
This Finnish company’s debut bass amp harnesses thunder aplenty in a smart-looking, light package.
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TWA WR-3 Wah Rocker Review

October 2, 2016
This new take on the vintage Guyatone WR3 Wah Rocker provides transportation to Funkytown for bassists and guitarists.
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Wren and Cuff Elephant Skin Review

September 9, 2016
Wren and Cuff and Mastodon’s Troy Sanders collaborate to bring life to a bass-fuzz monster.
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Schecter Diamond Series Michael Anthony Signature Bass Review

August 24, 2016
A new P-/J-style offering that delivers tones fit for the former Van Halen veteran.
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Peavey MiniMEGA and Headliner 410 Review

July 14, 2016
Peavey packs 1,000 watts and tone-shaping galore into a 9-pound bass head.
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Warwick Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Review

March 17, 2016
Warwick brings a less-expensive version of their Adam Clayton Custom Shop signature model bass to the table.
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Mesa/Boogie Subway D-800 & Subway Ultra-Lite Cabinets Review

February 26, 2016
Mesa/Boogie unveils a class-D powerhouse for bassists that delivers big sounds from a svelte, lightweight package.
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Demeter Bass 400 Amp and BSC-310 Cab Review

December 14, 2015
A new bass amp and cab that bring transparency, thump, and warmth.
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Celestial

Celestial Effects Aries Beast Distortion Review

October 2, 2015
This orange wedge features aggressive, amp-style gain in an interactive, highly tweakable stomp.
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Red Panda Lab Raster Delay Review

September 25, 2015
A digital delay with a wealth of pitch-shifting textures.
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Schecter Diamond-P Plus Review

September 11, 2015
Despite its vintage look, this reasonably priced import offers staggering punch and impressive playability.
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Ampeg SCR-DI Review

September 10, 2015
Ampeg’s new DI for bassists brings flexibility and plenty more.
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MXR M85 Bass Distortion Review

September 7, 2015
This collaboration with Fuzzrocious delivers heavy loads of bass distortion.
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