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 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 Pod GoContinue 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) Overview & Final Score: 7.8 out of 10 As part of Gibson’s revamped lineup following the takeover of their new CEO and restructuring, the Explorer gotContinue reading “2020 Gibson Explorer in Antique Natural Guitar Review”

Perfect Gigging Pedals? JHS 3 Series Reverb and Delay Review

As I build out my live rig/to-go pedalboard, will these affordable and rugged JHS pedals be just what I need? Overview & Cost: $99 each pedal from JHSpedals.com, Reverb.com, and Amazon.com! (some affiliate links) If there is one thing I love, it’s affordable workhorse pedals. The JHS 3 Series was introduced at the end ofContinue reading “Perfect Gigging Pedals? JHS 3 Series Reverb and Delay Review”

Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster Review

Will Fender’s Acoustic modeler meets Stratocaster be the next in a long line of amazing reviews? Cost: $1999.99 from Fender.com, Reverb.com, or Amazon.com! Overview & Final Score: 9.4 out of 10 I have put off this review for a long time, mostly because I wanted to make sure I could truly convey why I loveContinue reading “Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster Review”

Is This The Most Affordable American-Made Tele? CMG Guitars Mark Review

Coming in under $1000 could this be the most affordable, and surprisingly sweet sounding, domestic take on a T-style guitar? Cost: $799.00 USD from CMGguitars.com or find your own on Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.6 out of 10 My first experience with a CMG guitar was pretty inspiring, as I found their Ashlee LPContinue reading “Is This The Most Affordable American-Made Tele? CMG Guitars Mark Review”

RWM Guitars Semi-Hollow Tele

I turn my attention to the second of four custom built guitars from Connecticut-based RWM Guitars Cost: $1500.00 from rwmguitars.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.4 Reviewing these custom builds from RWM Guitars has been real fun considering I have 4 crazy unique, different builds sitting in my office waiting to get played. While the semi-hollowContinue reading “RWM Guitars Semi-Hollow Tele”

Knaggs Shootout: Keya J Versus Kenai J

I compare two Knaggs flat top guitars against each other in my search for the ultimate punk rock guitar. Getting to review these two guitars from Knaggs was a blast, especially because they are both so similar yet different. Obviously, these boutique flat tops are heavily influenced by the Les Paul Junior family. That justContinue reading “Knaggs Shootout: Keya J Versus Kenai J”

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2020 Guitar Review

Will Gibson’s newest Les Paul stand up to our strict standards? Cost: $1499.00, find yours on Reverb.com or from Thomann and learn more on Gibson.com Overview & Final Score: 8.6 Well the day has finally come where Gibson has sent me a guitar to review. Quick personal tangent, this guitar really makes me feel likeContinue reading “Gibson Les Paul Studio 2020 Guitar Review”