Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special Review and Demo

Combining unique pickup configurations with top of the line specs, the Contemporary Strat Special is a keeper. Cost: $449.99 from Fender.com, Amazon.com, and Reverb.com (some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.4 out of 10 Announced earlier this year, Squier and Fender have drastically expanded their popular Contemporary Series of guitars. And it has gottenContinue reading “Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special Review and Demo”

Flamma Innovation FC-02 Reverb and FC-05 Modulation Pedal Reviews

Will mini pedals from an up and coming Chinese brand re-set my opinion about Amazon pedals? Overview & Cost: $39.99 from Amazon.com (Reverb) Amazon.com (Modulation) Flamma Innovation has recently carved out a bit of space for itself in the pedal world thanks to their larger pedals which feature an impressive amount of features for theContinue reading “Flamma Innovation FC-02 Reverb and FC-05 Modulation Pedal Reviews”

Interchange Noise Works Unveils The Streamline Series And I Got The I Overdrive

How will the latest release my from favorite pedal company stack up to the dozens of drives I employ? Overview & Cost: $94.99 from Interchangenoiseworks.com Interchange Noise Works is back with a new line of pedals called the Streamline Series, which offers up three different gain stages all under $100 USD. With only a singleContinue reading “Interchange Noise Works Unveils The Streamline Series And I Got The I Overdrive”

Musiclily Fuzz and AD-01 Analog Delay Pedal Review

Upgraded pedals from Musiclily have arrived and it is a mixed bag of sounds, form functions, and quality. Overview & Cost: $47.42 from Amazon.com! Remember those small, re-branded Kmise pedals from Musiclily I previously reviewed? Well these new pedals are a lot more exciting than those! Musiclily has released a whole line of bigger boxContinue reading “Musiclily Fuzz and AD-01 Analog Delay Pedal Review”

D’Angelico Premier Atlantic Electric Guitar Review

How will this ornate single cut stack up to the dual humbucking guitars I’ve reviewed so far? Cost: $699.99 from D’Angelico Guitars, Reverb.com, and Amazon.com! (some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.8 out of 10 Not too long ago I had my first run in with a D’Angelico guitar and was left wanting moreContinue reading “D’Angelico Premier Atlantic Electric Guitar Review”

Sterling By Music Man Cutlass CT50 HSS Guitar Review

I think I just found my new favorite HSS Strat-style guitar in a very unexpected place. Cost: $499.99 from Reverb.com or Amazon.com, or learn more at Sterlingbymusicman.com! (some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 8.3 out of 10 As a longtime HSS Stratocaster player, I’m not sure there is a more versatile guitar design onContinue reading “Sterling By Music Man Cutlass CT50 HSS Guitar Review”

Sterling by Music Man Mariposa Review

Will this affordable signature model from Sterling hold up when compared to the great St. Vincent model? Cost: $549.99 from Sterlingbymusicman.com, Amazon.com, and Reverb.com! (Some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.9 out of 10 It’s hard not to like the Sterling by Music Man Mariposa just based off the looks alone. It’s another inContinue reading “Sterling by Music Man Mariposa Review”

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”

Manson Guitar Works Meta Series MBM-1 Guitar Review

As a huge Muse fan, the creation of an affordable signature model for Matt Bellamy has been on my wishlist for years. Cost: $599.99 from Mansonguitarworks.com, Reverb.com, or Amazon.com! (Some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.4 out of 10 When it comes to 21st century guitar heroes, Muse’s Matt Bellamy is firmly at theContinue reading “Manson Guitar Works Meta Series MBM-1 Guitar Review”

Mosky Black Rat Pedal Review: The Cheapest RAT I Can Find

As a lover of all things RAT pedal related, I decided to turn my search towards the cheaper end of the spectrum. Overview & Cost: $31.99 on Amazon.com! Very rarely do I dip my toes into the super cheap world of Amazon pedals. It’s not that I don’t like them, as I have historically usedContinue reading “Mosky Black Rat Pedal Review: The Cheapest RAT I Can Find”