The Problem With The Decline of Western Civilization III

The third film in the great Spheeris trilogy shows just how far punk fell from the heights of Decline I. Part III of the Decline series is arguably the most important of all the movies. Part II is no doubt entertaining, but has some questionable moments, and just kind of reinforces the ridiculousness of thatContinue reading “The Problem With The Decline of Western Civilization III”

Guitars For Idiots Giveaway: Win Electric Love Pedals’ Entire Lineup

First place takes home all three of the breast cancer awareness pedals, while second place gets a handful of fuzz! To kick of 2023, I’m giving away 5 guitar pedals to help support my friends over at Electric Love Pedals and the great work they do to support breast cancer research. As I wrote inContinue reading “Guitars For Idiots Giveaway: Win Electric Love Pedals’ Entire Lineup”

3 Guitars That Never Caught On (But Should Have)

Why didn’t these three guitars sell more or show up on more stages, videos, and pages? Fender Lead III – Grab your own on Reverb or Sweetwater I loved this guitar and was devastated when the loan period on it ended. It was so comfortable, simple, and fun to play. Especially for the punk andContinue reading “3 Guitars That Never Caught On (But Should Have)”

Pedals For A Cause: Electric Love Pedals Fund Breast Cancer Research

100% of proceeds from this pedal brand will go directly to help combat breast cancer. When we talk about guitar pedals, and guitar gear in general, we’re often worked up in a frenzy of aggressive comments, stubborn opinions, and subjective views. All of those minor arguments of importance are dwarfed by the ever present importanceContinue reading “Pedals For A Cause: Electric Love Pedals Fund Breast Cancer Research”

5 Ways To Better Use Reverb.com

Some tips, tricks, and more importantly advice on how not to piss anyone off. My love of Reverb.com is well known by this point. I buy and sell almost all of my gear through their website, I recommend it to everyone, and more importantly, I use it as an important metric for observing guitar/pedal/gear trends.Continue reading “5 Ways To Better Use Reverb.com”

What Happened To Howl Guitars?

Howl Guitars released one of my all time favorite guitars and then disappeared. The Howl Sirena 3 was an all time great killer. Made in Korea, this was a high end import guitar that felt and played like a boutique instrument, but cost under $1000. My reviews of the instrument were glowing, and it hasContinue reading “What Happened To Howl Guitars?”

Keep Track Of All Our Pedal Reviews And Their Statistics

Check our live google sheet to see the complete rankings, prices, and more for all pedals we have reviewed! Click HERE to follow along with every pedal reviewed, dating back to 2019, and updated with each new pedal we review and demo! You’ll find interesting facts like the average score we give out, plus theContinue reading “Keep Track Of All Our Pedal Reviews And Their Statistics”

2021 Guitar Ranks: Everything We Reviewed This Year

While 2021 had a few less guitar reviews than we hoped, it did not lack in quality at all! All I can say about 2021 is; you could really feel the long term impacts of the pandemic’s impact on the supply chain. Despite being a moderately well known reviewer at best (and that is generous),Continue reading “2021 Guitar Ranks: Everything We Reviewed This Year”

Ranking Every Pedal We Reviewed in 2021

2021 was a year of many firsts for me, none of which were more dramatic however than my headfirst dive into the world of pedal demos and reviews! Image courtesy of Teemu Suomala I did not think that pedal reviews would make up the majority of my website’s content this year, yet here we are.Continue reading “Ranking Every Pedal We Reviewed in 2021”

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”