Dr. J D-55 Aerolite Compressor Pedal Review

Cost: $99.00 new, find one of these awesome pedals HERE How it Works and Final Score: 8.3 The Dr. J Aerolite Compressor pedal offers great compression while adding a few new dimensions to your tone such as sustain or boost when used correctly. With 4 knobs and one switch, there are plenty of parameters toContinue reading “Dr. J D-55 Aerolite Compressor Pedal Review”

DR J Emerald Overdriver Pedal Review

Cost: $99.00 new, find one on Reverb.com How it Works and Final Score: 7.7 For a $99 pedal, this thing sure has a lot of controls, helping give your overdriven tone an injection of variety not normally seen. First off, the two foot switches activate the overdrive itself and then an additional boost feature thatContinue reading “DR J Emerald Overdriver Pedal Review”

Orange Amplifiers Crush 20 Review

Cost: $139.00 new, find yours on Reverb.com or Amazon.com! How it Works and Final Score: 8.6 The Orange Crush 20 is a stripped down and straightforward solid state combo amp. While solid state amps often get a bad rap, most gear snobs will be impressed by the bruising crunch of the dirty channel that reallyContinue reading “Orange Amplifiers Crush 20 Review”

JHS Muffuletta Fuzz Pedal Review

Cost: $229.00 new, find one cheaper used on Reverb.com Shout out to Zach from JHS Pedals for lending and then selling this exceptional fuzz to me! How It Works and Final Score: 9.3  There is a lot to unbox with this pedal, despite it being incredibly user friendly with simple controls. First off, your threeContinue reading “JHS Muffuletta Fuzz Pedal Review”

Squier Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ Review

Cost: $199.99 new, buy from Reverb HERE This bass was purchased new from American Musical Supply for review and modifications! Overview and Final Score: 6.5 The Squier Affinity Series Precision PJ bass packs a variety of tonal options in a simple and familiar package. Within the streamlined, P Bass body and pick guard, players haveContinue reading “Squier Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ Review”

Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Review

Cost: $199.99 new, find yours on Amazon.com or Reverb.com! This guitar was purchased from Reverb.com to review and modify in future articles, buy your own ->>> Reverb.com!!! Overview and Final Score: 6.0 As I alluded to in my gear reviews primer the other day, the Squier Affinity Series Telecaster is one of the best comparisonsContinue reading “Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Review”

Chapman Guitars ML1 Modern V2 Review

Cost: $499.00 new  Huge thank you to Matt Hornby from Chapman Guitars for sending this over for review! Find your own awesome Chapman Guitar HERE Overview and Final Score: 9.4 Chapmanā€™s ML1 Modern V2 is an awesome take on the superstrat design, featuring a familiar body and neck profile with huge output from the SonorousContinue reading “Chapman Guitars ML1 Modern V2 Review”

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”