Danelectro 3699 fUZZ Pedal Review

Will this re-issue of the original Danelectro Octave Fuzz beat out the recent Thirty7fx Fat Guy Little Coat and my beloved EHX Muff for space on my board? Overview & Cost: $199.00 from Reverb.com & Amazon.com With a revamped pedal lineup in 2020, Danelectro is back in the effects game. They made a strong impressionContinue reading “Danelectro 3699 fUZZ Pedal Review”

Best Of Virtual NAMM 2021

Despite an entirely digital footprint, new gear releases are rolling out and many builders don’t seem to have missed a beat. While it may not be quite as exciting as the biannual mecca to convention centers in Anaheim and Nashville, the NAMM show is still buzzing as builders roll out new gear in early 2021.Continue reading “Best Of Virtual NAMM 2021”

New For 2021: PRS SE Custom 24-08 Review

With up to 8 pickup combinations and stunning finishes, PRS adds a truly versatile guitar to their affordable SE line. Cost: $899.00 from PRSguitars.com and Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.6 out of 10 That’s right, this review is going live the same day this guitar was unveiled to the world thanks to the wonderfulContinue reading “New For 2021: PRS SE Custom 24-08 Review”

Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Review

Will Epiphone’s latest collaboration with the popular blues man impress or leave me turning back to the sea of LPs out there? Cost: $799.00 from Reverb.com Overview & Final Score: 8 out of 10 Another year, another Joe Bonamassa and Epiphone collaboration! While this partnership may not be on the cutting edge of things, theyContinue reading “Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Review”

Dunable DE Series Cyclops Review

The first review of 2021 is an absolute killer guitar that is far more versatile than you may expect. Cost: $1099.00 from Dunable-de.com or find your own on Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.8 out of 10 New for spring of 2021, Dunable has unveiled their new affordable line of overseas instruments, the Dunable DEContinue reading “Dunable DE Series Cyclops Review”

Upgraded Glarry GP II Bass Review: Is It Better Than The First One?

Will Glarry’s updates to their P-Bass copy be an improvement, or more of the same buzzy, thin, mod platform variety like the first? Grab your own from Glarry! When I first reviewed the Glarry GP Bass I didn’t realize that it would become one of my highest viewed articles of all time on this site.Continue reading “Upgraded Glarry GP II Bass Review: Is It Better Than The First One?”

Thirty7fx Fat Guy Little Coat Fuzz Pedal Review

A $100 mini fuzz from a local builder has utterly captured my attention despite only having one knob. Overview & Cost: $99.00 from Instagram or Reverb.com Thirty7fx is the creation of fellow New Englander Doug Christ who aspires to make simple but highly useable effects pedals. The Fat Guy Little Coat is the first pedal,Continue reading “Thirty7fx Fat Guy Little Coat Fuzz Pedal Review”

Best of 2020: Ranking All The Guitars We’ve Reviewed $1000 and Under

2020 held so many guitar reviews that we had to split our end of the year roundup into two separate articles! This will show all our rankings for guitars $1000 USD and under, with the following article to rank all guitars over $1000. If you need a reminder, here is how we review guitars, andContinue reading “Best of 2020: Ranking All The Guitars We’ve Reviewed $1000 and Under”

Is This The Most Affordable American-Made Tele? CMG Guitars Mark Review

Coming in under $1000 could this be the most affordable, and surprisingly sweet sounding, domestic take on a T-style guitar? Cost: $799.00 USD from CMGguitars.com or find your own on Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.6 out of 10 My first experience with a CMG guitar was pretty inspiring, as I found their Ashlee LPContinue reading “Is This The Most Affordable American-Made Tele? CMG Guitars Mark Review”

Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster Review

Will my first experience with plugging a spec-correct Jazzmaster into my rig inspire me to embrace the instrument or go back to my Strat? Cost: $399.99, find your own from Fender.com, Amazon.com, or on Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 7.5 out of 10 When I set out to do my Jazzmaster face-off I really hadContinue reading “Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster Review”