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”

Summer School Electronics Introduces The Trash Panda

A muff-like gain pedal for your guitar, bass, or whatever you want to plug in. Check out my demo the Trash Panda! Gear used includes my Howl Sirena 3 plugged into the Walrus ACS-1 and Canvas Stereo (serving as a Vox-voiced amp). Other pedals you hear include the Gus Drive, White Tape Echo, and RE-2Continue reading “Summer School Electronics Introduces The Trash Panda”

Benson Amps Preamp Pedal Review and Demo

From one of the most popular amp makers of the 21st century comes a versatile and genre-bending gain stage. Cost: $249.00 from Bensonamps.com, Reverb.com, and Amazon.com! It’s almost impossible to exist in online guitar circles without being hyper aware of the excellent work that Chris Benson of Benson Amps has been doing. Amps like theContinue reading “Benson Amps Preamp Pedal Review and Demo”

PRS and John Mayer Unveil The SE Silver Sky: Review & Demo

The affordable take on one of my highest rated guitars does not disappoint in any way, shape, or form. Cost: $849 from PRSguitars.com, Sweetwater, or Reverb.com Overview & Final Score: 8 out of 10 Today, January 11th, PRS Guitars and John Mayer are announcing their newest model, the SE Silver Sky. This affordable take onContinue reading “PRS and John Mayer Unveil The SE Silver Sky: Review & Demo”

Get To Know Summer School Electronics And Their Gus Drive Pedal

The inaugural pedal from Summer School Electronics prioritizes simple and clear overdrive above complex tone shaping. Cost & Overview: $149.99 from SummerSchoolElectronics.com Hailing from Syracuse, NY Summer School Electronics is led by a part time teacher/part time punk rocker whose first release to the world of pedals is an updated take on the DOD 250Continue reading “Get To Know Summer School Electronics And Their Gus Drive Pedal”

Poison Noises The Crook Overdrive Review & Demo

A Mosfet-style overdrive with flexible EQ controls an additional diode selector sounds pretty sweet to someone who is always struggling with overdriven tones. Overview & Cost: $99.99 from Poisonnoises.com or find your own Reverb.com! Poison Noises is a relatively young pedal company, having only launched as a pedal company in January 2020. However, their previousContinue reading “Poison Noises The Crook Overdrive Review & Demo”

October Audio NVMBR: An Octave Fuzz, Punk Distortion, and Green Ringer In One?

Based around a classic octave fuzz design, the NVMBR Fuzz is so much more than it seems. Cost: $145.00 from Octoberaudio.com or Reverb.com Overview: There are few things that get my attention more than single knob pedals. I’m a huge fan of any pedal that can pack multiple sounds and uses into limited control formContinue reading “October Audio NVMBR: An Octave Fuzz, Punk Distortion, and Green Ringer In One?”

Strymon Iridium Amp and Cab Sim Review: Is This A Dream Come True?

I think I finally found the amp in a box solution I’ve been looking for. Overview & Cost: $399.00 from Sweetwater, Strymon.net, Amazon.com, and Reverb.com (some affiliate links). I’ve long been a hold out when it comes to making the switch from tube amplifiers to amp and cab sims and modelers. While the Line6 PodContinue reading “Strymon Iridium Amp and Cab Sim Review: Is This A Dream Come True?”

Thirty7fx Tombstone Treble Boost Review

I have never used a treble boost before, but now I want more of them. Overview & Cost: $135.00 USD from Thirty7fx.com or Reverb.com! (some affiliate links) As far as treble boost pedals go, I am pretty solidly an amateur. I have heard people rave about them as a gain stage or secret weapon forContinue reading “Thirty7fx Tombstone Treble Boost Review”

2020 Gibson Explorer in Antique Natural Guitar Review

My legit, number 1 dream guitar is finally here, but will it live up to my lofty (and unfair) expectations? Cost: $1699.00 from Gibson.com or Reverb.com! (some affiliate links) Grab your own from Sweetwater! Overview & Final Score: 7.8 out of 10 As part of Gibson’s revamped lineup following the takeover of their new CEOContinue reading “2020 Gibson Explorer in Antique Natural Guitar Review”