Wampler Ratsbane Pedal Review: A Mini, Modern RAT?

My favorite gain pedal of all time but shrunk down and with additional features? Word. Overview & Cost: $149.00 from Wamplerpedals.com, Amazon.com, or Reverb.com! (some affiliate links) I’ve already written several articles about my love of RAT pedals, their clones, knockoffs, and variants. While the Mosky Black Rat wasn’t a big winner for me, theContinue reading “Wampler Ratsbane Pedal Review: A Mini, Modern RAT?”

Introducing The Grez Guitars Mendocino Junior: An Old Growth Redwood LP Junior You Want To Know

With premium build quality, attention to detail, and stripped down specs, this is a garage rocker’s dream guitar. Cost: $2700 USD from GrezGuitars.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.9 out of 10 Brand new from Grez Guitars, the Mendocino Junior is a LP Junior inspired take on their Mendocino model. Sporting a single WolfTone Meaner DogContinue reading “Introducing The Grez Guitars Mendocino Junior: An Old Growth Redwood LP Junior You Want To Know”

Mid-Year Update On Guitar And Pedal Rankings

With 6 months of guitar and gear reviews down, what are the most impressive to date? The rest of 2021 will feature some big reviews from brands like Gibson, Fender, Squier Supro, D’Angelico, and many more that I’m pumped to talk about. But before we get there, and to the end of the year rankings,Continue reading “Mid-Year Update On Guitar And Pedal Rankings”

Sterling By Music Man Cutlass CT50 HSS Guitar Review

I think I just found my new favorite HSS Strat-style guitar in a very unexpected place. Cost: $499.99 from Reverb.com or Amazon.com, or learn more at Sterlingbymusicman.com! (some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 8.3 out of 10 As a longtime HSS Stratocaster player, I’m not sure there is a more versatile guitar design onContinue reading “Sterling By Music Man Cutlass CT50 HSS Guitar Review”

Supro Delta King 10 Amp Review: Is It A Great Pedal Platform?

How will this 5 watt tube amp stack up to the needs of an apartment player who mainly records and jams at lower volumes? Overview & Cost: $549.00 from Supro.com, Reverb.com, and Amazon.com (Some Affiliate Links) Supro’s Delta King 10 has been on my mind since it was announced during the virtual NAMM madness earlierContinue reading “Supro Delta King 10 Amp Review: Is It A Great Pedal Platform?”

Sterling by Music Man Mariposa Review

Will this affordable signature model from Sterling hold up when compared to the great St. Vincent model? Cost: $549.99 from Sterlingbymusicman.com, Amazon.com, and Reverb.com! (Some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.9 out of 10 It’s hard not to like the Sterling by Music Man Mariposa just based off the looks alone. It’s another inContinue reading “Sterling by Music Man Mariposa Review”

What Reverb’s “The Pedal Movie” Got So Right

Most movies that are hyped up this much tend to follow predictable, sales boosting story arcs, but not this one. Learn more and watch The Pedal Movie Guitar pedal culture has gotten out of hand. In fact, I’ve already written about how crazy the world of boutique and limited release pedals has become. Despite allContinue reading “What Reverb’s “The Pedal Movie” Got So Right”

Manson Guitar Works Meta Series MBM-1 Guitar Review

As a huge Muse fan, the creation of an affordable signature model for Matt Bellamy has been on my wishlist for years. Cost: $599.99 from Mansonguitarworks.com, Reverb.com, or Amazon.com! (Some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.4 out of 10 When it comes to 21st century guitar heroes, Muse’s Matt Bellamy is firmly at theContinue reading “Manson Guitar Works Meta Series MBM-1 Guitar Review”

Fender Mustang Micro Headphone Amp Review

As a proud owner and user of the Mustang V1 15 watt combo, will this little guy win me over? Overview & Cost: $99.99 from Fender.com and Reverb.com! (Some affiliate links) I really thought this was going to be a gimmick. I really thought it would be another low quality headphone amp, holy grail “practiceContinue reading “Fender Mustang Micro Headphone Amp Review”

SPS Pedals Local 2609: A Boosted Blues Breaker

How will this switchable, boosted Blues Breaker fit into a rig that is clearly lacking a transparent drive? Cost & Overview: $120.00 new from SPS Pedal’s Reverb Shop! (Affiliate link) Part of my favorite thing about Instagram is that you can discover a new gear brand every single day. Whether it is a pedal company,Continue reading “SPS Pedals Local 2609: A Boosted Blues Breaker”