Summer School Electronics Unveils The Bootster Booster and Gladys Overdrive

The latest from one of my favorite new companies makes for an exciting pairing on any pedalboard. Bootster: $129.99 and Gladys: $149.99 from Summerschoolelectronics.com Overview Summer School Electronics hit the ground running in 2021 behind their phenomenal Gus Drive, an updated take on the DOD 250 circuit. Now, 2022 has already brought 3 new pedalsContinue reading “Summer School Electronics Unveils The Bootster Booster and Gladys Overdrive”

Gretsch G5230T Electromatic Jet Review & Demo

An affordable and well furnished single cut from Gretsch has rapidly become a favorite of mine. Cost: $699.99 from Gretschguitars.com, Amazon, or Reverb! Overview & Final Score: 8.3 out of 10 Added to the Electromatic lineup in 2021, the G5230T is bigsby-loaded take on the popular Gretsch Jet design. Featuring a chambered Mahogany body, twoContinue reading “Gretsch G5230T Electromatic Jet Review & Demo”

Maestro FZ-M Fuzz Review & Demo

How will Gibson’s foray into the pedal world go down in a crowded market? Cost: $150 from Reverb.com or Maestroelectronics.com Despite being absent from the pedal market for decades, Gibson has owned the rights to the legendary pedal brand Maestro for the better part of 60 years. 2022 has seen the long awaited revival, withContinue reading “Maestro FZ-M Fuzz Review & Demo”

Boss CE-2w Waza Craft Chorus Review: Is This The Pedal I’ve Been Missing?

One of Boss’s latest additions to the Waza Craft line finally makes its way over to Guitars For Idiots. Cost: $205.99, Grab your own on Reverb, Amazon, or learn more from Boss themselves! Despite loving chorus pedals I have almost never been satisfied by the various ones that have cycled through my rig. The BossContinue reading “Boss CE-2w Waza Craft Chorus Review: Is This The Pedal I’ve Been Missing?”

Benson Amps Preamp Pedal Review and Demo

From one of the most popular amp makers of the 21st century comes a versatile and genre-bending gain stage. Cost: $249.00 from Bensonamps.com, Reverb.com, and Amazon.com! It’s almost impossible to exist in online guitar circles without being hyper aware of the excellent work that Chris Benson of Benson Amps has been doing. Amps like theContinue reading “Benson Amps Preamp Pedal Review and Demo”

Caline Brigade: A TS9 and Timmy In One

Caline’s affordable dual gain stage brings transparency and a mid boost to a flexible form factor. Cost: $69.99 from Amazon.com Overview: Despite relying on many sub-$100 pedals for my personal rig, it isn’t often that many Caline pedals pass through my hands. However, once I saw the Brigade, which was released sometime last year, IContinue reading “Caline Brigade: A TS9 and Timmy In One”

PRS and John Mayer Unveil The SE Silver Sky: Review & Demo

The affordable take on one of my highest rated guitars does not disappoint in any way, shape, or form. Cost: $849 from PRSguitars.com or Reverb.com Overview & Final Score: 8 out of 10 Today, January 11th, PRS Guitars and John Mayer are announcing their newest model, the SE Silver Sky. This affordable take on theirContinue reading “PRS and John Mayer Unveil The SE Silver Sky: Review & Demo”

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”

Latitude Guitars SE-1819 Review & Demo

The new company, launched by the founder of the EART brand, gets off the ground with an affordable ES-style copy. Cost: $379.99 from Amazon.com Overview & Final Score: 6.1 out of 10 I first got turned onto Latitude Guitars by a Facebook group I stumbled upon one day. I was really quite interested in aContinue reading “Latitude Guitars SE-1819 Review & Demo”

Caline Devilfish Dual Chorus and Delay Review

Caline continues to dominate the affordable pedal marketplace with this functional and fun dual pedal. Cost: $69.99 from Amazon.com Overview: In the world of affordable effects pedals there are few companies with a better reputation than Caline. They tend to have better enclosures, cleaner sounding circuits, and only slightly more expensive price tags than mostContinue reading “Caline Devilfish Dual Chorus and Delay Review”