Introducing Fiesta Hot Hush Puppies, Noiseless Strat Pickups

A new brand of pickups that strive to provide premium tone at a more mid-market price range. Cost: $119.99 from Fiestapickups.com or from Reverb.com! Starting with my recent roundup of the best pre-wired Stratocaster pickup options on the market, I’ve started really digging into different pickups, wiring configurations, and tone controls. With a huge StratContinue reading “Introducing Fiesta Hot Hush Puppies, Noiseless Strat Pickups”

Orange Terror Stamp Pedalboard Amplifer Review

How will this Micro Terror in a box fit on my pedalboard and will it simply my home recording setup? Overview & Cost: $199.00 from Amazon.com or Reverb.com The Orange Terror Stamp was unveiled at Winter NAMM 2020 and while it took awhile to get one, it has not disappointed at all. This is aContinue reading “Orange Terror Stamp Pedalboard Amplifer Review”

Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Review

Will Epiphone’s latest collaboration with the popular blues man impress or leave me turning back to the sea of LPs out there? Cost: $799.00 from Reverb.com Overview & Final Score: 8 out of 10 Another year, another Joe Bonamassa and Epiphone collaboration! While this partnership may not be on the cutting edge of things, theyContinue reading “Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Review”

Dunable DE Series Cyclops Review

The first review of 2021 is an absolute killer guitar that is far more versatile than you may expect. Cost: $1099.00 from Dunable-de.com or find your own on Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.8 out of 10 New for spring of 2021, Dunable has unveiled their new affordable line of overseas instruments, the Dunable DEContinue reading “Dunable DE Series Cyclops Review”

Upgraded Glarry GP II Bass Review: Is It Better Than The First One?

Will Glarry’s updates to their P-Bass copy be an improvement, or more of the same buzzy, thin, mod platform variety like the first? Grab your own from Glarry! When I first reviewed the Glarry GP Bass I didn’t realize that it would become one of my highest viewed articles of all time on this site.Continue reading “Upgraded Glarry GP II Bass Review: Is It Better Than The First One?”

Best of 2020: Ranking All The Guitars We’ve Reviewed $1000 and Under

2020 held so many guitar reviews that we had to split our end of the year roundup into two separate articles! This will show all our rankings for guitars $1000 USD and under, with the following article to rank all guitars over $1000. If you need a reminder, here is how we review guitars, andContinue reading “Best of 2020: Ranking All The Guitars We’ve Reviewed $1000 and Under”

Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster Review

Will my first experience with plugging a spec-correct Jazzmaster into my rig inspire me to embrace the instrument or go back to my Strat? Cost: $399.99, find your own from Fender.com, Amazon.com, or on Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 7.5 out of 10 When I set out to do my Jazzmaster face-off I really hadContinue reading “Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster Review”

Vintage Icon Series V65 Guitar Review

Will this UK-designed take on the Jazzmaster beat out the Fano and Squier versions I have hanging around? Cost: $349.00 from Vintageguitarsus.com or Reverb.com Overview & Final Score: 7.1 out of 10 The second of two Vintage guitars I was lent for review, this one will be taking part in my Affordable Jazzmaster face-off forContinue reading “Vintage Icon Series V65 Guitar Review”

Vintage V120 ICON Electric Guitar Review

As an avid fan of Les Paul Junior-style guitars, will this budget friendly Vintage exceed expectations? Cost: $329.00 from Vintageguitarsus.com but find your own on Reverb.com or Amazon.com! (Affiliate links) Check out my “60 Second Guitar Review” for Ultimate-Guitar.com! Overview & Final Score: 6.9 out of 10 New for 2020, UK-based Vintage Guitars has releasedContinue reading “Vintage V120 ICON Electric Guitar Review”

Musiclily Dual Hot Rail High Output Loaded Pickguard Review

How will this budget friendly loaded pickguard sound when loaded into my experimental Squier Strat? I’m going to be trying something new with review articles for specific after market guitar products, starting with this loaded pickguard from Musiclily.com which you can also find on Amazon.com! Cost: $27.70 from Musiclily.com! I first found Musiclily after IContinue reading “Musiclily Dual Hot Rail High Output Loaded Pickguard Review”