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 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 on theirContinue 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 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”