Is This The Frankenstein Of Gain Pedals? Check Out This Half Tube Screamer, Half Rat

An idea that popped into my head has turned into a crazy cool pedal from Summer School Electronics. I know what you’re thinking, another Summer School Electronics review on this website? Well too bad, because this one is basically as close to getting a signature pedal as I’ll get. What started off as a sortContinue reading “Is This The Frankenstein Of Gain Pedals? Check Out This Half Tube Screamer, Half Rat”

Guitar Review Three Piece: Quick Hits On Three Guitars

Short write ups of three guitars I had the chance to review this year for Ultimate-Guitar! And go find your next guitar on Reverb or Amazon using these links to help me continue to review gear! Fender “Hitmaker” Stratocaster – UG Review This was a tough one to record while I was in between movingContinue reading “Guitar Review Three Piece: Quick Hits On Three Guitars”

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, Sweetwater, 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. TheContinue reading “Boss CE-2w Waza Craft Chorus Review: Is This The Pedal I’ve Been Missing?”

Rubato Guitars Lassie Takes A Bold Step Into The Future

A one piece carbon fibre instrument with premium features and more durability than any guitar on the market. Cost: $4300 for base package, from Rubato.guitars Overview & Final Score: 9.5 out of 10 The spec sheet of the Rubato Lassie is unlike one I’ve ever reviewed before. The Lassie sports a one piece body andContinue reading “Rubato Guitars Lassie Takes A Bold Step Into The Future”

Time Box Instruments Meltdown: A More Punk “Mood”

A micro looping delay with lo-fi modulation madness and a chaos switch built-in for good measure. Overview & Cost: $200 from Timebox.ca or Reverb.com! Time Box Instruments is one of the most incredible pedal companies I have found in the year 2021. Nicky Fuzzbox, the man behind the pedal company, is a circuit bender byContinue reading “Time Box Instruments Meltdown: A More Punk “Mood””

Chase Bliss Audio MOOD Review and Demo

How will my simple punk music mix with these granular looper, delay, and overall noisemaker? Cost: $349.00 from Chaseblissaudio.com, Amazon.com, or Reverb.com! Overview: I’m not sure there is a more hyped pedal company than Chase Bliss Audio. And unfortunately, I think I have let that cloud my judgement at times. The MOOD is just theContinue reading “Chase Bliss Audio MOOD Review and Demo”

Earthquaker Devices Astral Destiny Reverb Review and Demo

How will this shimmery, octave, celestial reverb fit into my rig and pedalboard? Grab your own via Reverb.com, Earthquakerdevices.com, and Amazon.com! (some affiliate links) Overview & Cost: $199.00 My first ever Earthquaker Devices experience could not have been more cool. I was shopping around Chicago Music Exchange when I decided I was going to tryContinue reading “Earthquaker Devices Astral Destiny Reverb Review and Demo”

Supro Analog Chorus and Vibrato Pedal Review

A vintage inspired modulation pedal with unique looks, warm tones, and a hefty price. Overview & Cost: $249 from Suprousa.com, Reverb.com, or Amazon.com! (some affiliate links) Announced at Winter NAMM 2021, the Supro Analog Chorus was released alongside drive, tremolo, and delay pedals as part of Supro’s new effects lineup. All sporting convenient top jacks,Continue reading “Supro Analog Chorus and Vibrato Pedal Review”

Wampler Ratsbane Pedal Review: A Mini, Modern RAT?

My favorite gain pedal of all time but shrunk down and with additional features? Word. Overview & Cost: $149.00 Grab one from Sweetwater, Wamplerpedals.com, Amazon.com, or Reverb.com! I’ve already written several articles about my love of RAT pedals, their clones, knockoffs, and variants. While the Mosky Black Rat wasn’t a big winner for me, theContinue reading “Wampler Ratsbane Pedal Review: A Mini, Modern RAT?”

Introducing The Grez Guitars Mendocino Junior: An Old Growth Redwood LP Junior You Want To Know

With premium build quality, attention to detail, and stripped down specs, this is a garage rocker’s dream guitar. Cost: $2700 USD from GrezGuitars.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.9 out of 10 Brand new from Grez Guitars, the Mendocino Junior is a LP Junior inspired take on their Mendocino model. Sporting a single WolfTone Meaner DogContinue reading “Introducing The Grez Guitars Mendocino Junior: An Old Growth Redwood LP Junior You Want To Know”