RWM Guitars Unveils Two New Butcher Block Guitars

Two new impressive RWM Guitar builds arrived alongside my new demo guitar that pay homage to Fender. RWM Guitars has kicked off 2023 with two new Butcher Block builds hitting the market. Both represent a new direction for one of my favorite New England builders, with higher end pickups and new body designs. Both areContinue reading “RWM Guitars Unveils Two New Butcher Block Guitars”

Oneder Effects Has Made My Favorite Rat-Like Distortion

Take a LM308-based distortion, add two different clipping options, a clean blend, and an extra bass EQ knob I have tried a lot of Rat-style pedals. I fell in love with the Pro Co Rat2 after graduating from college and finally having 70 bucks to spare to buy one. Still have that wonderful box, andContinue reading “Oneder Effects Has Made My Favorite Rat-Like Distortion”

This PRS SE DGT Is No Joke

Another year another PRS SE release that blows other brands out of the water. I think I’ve become a PRS SE fanboy? And that is super concerning because I kind of hate the whole “blues lawyer” gag that gets associated with the brand. But quite frankly, every PRS SE guitar I try ends up beingContinue reading “This PRS SE DGT Is No Joke”

It’s A Major Award (Fuzz)

The last pedal featured in our big giveaway, meet the limited release fuzz from Oneder Effects! We have one more, informal and short pedal review to get through before the massive giveaway ends on January 17th. Last but certainly not least, let’s take a look at the Major Award fuzz from Oneder Effects. The MajorContinue reading “It’s A Major Award (Fuzz)”

You Can Win This Demonic Machines Fukt Fuzz, And Trust Me You Want It

A square wave, glitchy fuzz with blendable sub-octave that is pretty fukt up. As part of the big Instagram giveaway to support Electric Love Pedals, you can win this Fukt Fuzz as the second place prize! And let me use this informal pedal review to show you why you want this pedal. Demonic Machines makesContinue reading “You Can Win This Demonic Machines Fukt Fuzz, And Trust Me You Want It”

Are Any Of These New Maestro Pedals Worth Buying?

Maestro by Gibson unveiled a phaser, tremolo, envelope filter, boost, and compressor in late 2021. Want to grab some of these pedals? Use my Reverb.com and Sweetwater.com affiliate links to help me improve this website and my demos! So What’s Going On Here? Maestro, Gibson’s recently revived pedal branch, has unleashed 5 new effect pedals.Continue reading “Are Any Of These New Maestro Pedals Worth Buying?”

Ranking All Of The Guitars I Covered In 2022

Another year, another list of guitars I’ve had the pleasure of judging online. It’s that time of the year again. We’ve already covered all of our pedal rankings for 2022, which was quite the labor of love. Now let’s turn our attention to the guitar side of things. It’s still been relatively slow to getContinue reading “Ranking All Of The Guitars I Covered In 2022”

The 2022 Guitar Pedal Rankings Are Here

They look different than they did in years past, but they are still chock full of insights into the marketplace. The Guitars For Idiots pedal rankings are going to look a bit unfamiliar this year. In 2022, I slowed down the pace of the website a bit, mostly because I was overwhelmed with new responsibilitiesContinue reading “The 2022 Guitar Pedal Rankings Are Here”

Is The Squier Classic Vibe Starcaster Worth All The Hype It Received?

I finally get my hands on a Starcaster, a guitar I’ve wanted since Squier and Fender re-launched it in 2019. If you like the work I do, help me continue to do it by using my affiliate links for purchases! Grab your own from Sweetwater, Amazon, or Reverb.com! I’ve wanted a Starcaster for years. Actually,Continue reading “Is The Squier Classic Vibe Starcaster Worth All The Hype It Received?”

A Crisp, Crunch Box For Your Bass From Summer School Electronics

Summer School Electronics updates their beloved Gus Drive for bass players. Fresh off the madness of Black Friday, Summer School Electronics announced and released their newest pedal, the Gus Plus. The Gus Plus is their Gus Drive pedal, but with a clean blend knob added to it. This makes it ideal for bass players, whoContinue reading “A Crisp, Crunch Box For Your Bass From Summer School Electronics”