Fact or Fiction? The Future of Guitar Playing Will Look Different

For all the arguments about whether the guitar is dead or not, one topic people don’t often discuss is the death of analog gear and rigs, even among veteran musicians. Just like when Pro Tools was introduced to recording decades ago, we stand at a cross roads in guitar technology that has many people choosingContinue reading “Fact or Fiction? The Future of Guitar Playing Will Look Different”

Eastwood Airline Jetsons JR Bass Review

Cost: $499.00 new, find one on Reverb.com Huge thanks to Michael from Eastwood Guitars for lending this retro reissue for review! Overview and Final Score: 7.0 Eastwood’s Airline series seeks to recreate instruments forgotten in pawn shops and attics across the US. Re-popularized by revivalist garage rockers like Jack White (White Strips, Solo) and DanContinue reading “Eastwood Airline Jetsons JR Bass Review”

Yamaha Revstar RS420 Review

Cost: $499.99 new, find it on Reverb.com (Affiliate Link) This review would not have been possible without Stephanie from Yamaha generously lending me this for review! Overview and Final Score: 9.2 The Yamaha Revstar RS420 is a pure garage rock monster. The guitar features a stripped down design with vintage vibes while still retaining someContinue reading “Yamaha Revstar RS420 Review”

Eastwood Sidejack Pro JM Review

Cost: $1099.00 new but look for savings HERE from Reverb Can’t thank Michael from Eastwood Guitars enough for also sending this surf rock meets punk rock monster! Overview and Final Score: 8.2 Inspired by the Mosrite guitars made famous by Johnny Ramone, Eastwood’s Sidejack Pro JM is marketed as an exciting alternative to Fender JazzmasterContinue reading “Eastwood Sidejack Pro JM Review”

10 Modern Bands That Prove Rock Isn’t Dead Yet

While many claim that guitars and rock music are dead, these 10 bands are fighting back and proving the naysayers wrong. If I had a dollar for every time I hear the phrases “rock is dead” or “the guitar is dead”, I could go out and finally buy my dream guitar (a 1976 Gibson ExplorerContinue reading “10 Modern Bands That Prove Rock Isn’t Dead Yet”

5 Popular Guitar Effects Pedals Briefly Explained

Ever since the advent of the acoustic guitar, players have sought ways to create new sounds and push the limits on what a single guitar can accomplish. Many guitar heroes from Robert Johnson to Eddy Van Halen have used incredible technical skill and years of practice to propel the guitar forward while some have usedContinue reading “5 Popular Guitar Effects Pedals Briefly Explained”

A Guide to Buying Electric Guitars Part I.

I’m going to start this with a disclaimer, I cannot tell you which guitars you should buy. I can’t tell you which one is best either. Guitars, like musicians, are a unique art form and each and every one is different. But in an online world dominated by guitar forums debating which Strat is betterContinue reading “A Guide to Buying Electric Guitars Part I.”