The Guitar Gear Guide

I don't know about you but I love all guitar gear, and that's why I'm doing the guitar gear guide. It's like Christmas around my house every time the UPS guy shows up. Well except for the dagger eyes my wife gives me. I can't wait to tear into a new item, plug it in, and see what it sounds like. For me it's as much fun as playing, which is probably why my playing leaves a lot to be desired.

On this page I'm going to dive into looking at all types of stuff. From guitars, to guitar amplifiers, guitar effects pedals to things as benign as guitar cables. As I stated on the homepage, the only gear I'll review are things that I actually own or have owned.

I realize that all equipment reviews are subjective, based on taste, and the type of music you like to play.I'll include as much objective information as possible in each review. And I hope you'll find some of this information helpful. As always, if I've made a mistake let me know. And keep checking back, as I'll be adding reviews almost weekly, or until my wife throws me out.

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To Rebuild Guitar Gear , or just buy new, that is the question

A little Guitar Upgrade , and amp upgrade info.

Click Electric Guitars Rock! for more info on Fender guitars, especially the Stratocaster!

I own two sets of Fender 69 Stratocaster Pickups from the Fender Custom Shop.

The Roland Microcube Guitar amp has great tone, is quiet(2Watts), and is portable

Trying to answer the question, Epiphone Guitars vs. Gibson Guitars ?

Guitar Joe's review of a 59 Les Paul reissue

For scratchy controls and switches try this Electronic Contact Cleaner.

Make string changes a breeze with a Guitar String Winder

If your looking for great reverb/Vibrato check out the Boss FDR-1 Reverb Pedal based on the iconic sound of the spring reverb found in the Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb amplifier.

The Line 6 Spider Valve 112 is an interesting Amp check out the full review here.

The Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive effects Pedal is a widely used pedal, take a look here

The Roland Cube 20x is a full featured amp in a small package, I recommend this amp, and here's why.

Scream along with the Ibanez TS-9 Tube screamer guitar effects pedal.

Are you heading out of town, and want to bring your electric guitar, check out the Vox AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp

If you're looking for an electric guitar tuner, consider the Fender MT-1000 Guitar Tuner.

The Epiphone Les Paul is a guitar you should consider, check out The Epiphone Les Paul Review at the guitar gear guide.

I purchased a Fender American Deluxe, fat strat a few years back, and have finally gotten around to critiquing it, take a look at Americane Deluxe Stratocaster review.

The Fender Telecaster is an American classic I purchased this Yellow American Standard a few years back, it's a guitar everyone should own at least one of, the guitar gear guide gives the Telecaster a thumbs up.

The Fender Blues Deluxe rocks, see how the reissue of this classic amp stacks up at the Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue Review

If you're looking for a classic flanger pedal the MXR Phase Shifter can't be beat for quality or price.

OK, the Fender Blues Deluxe does rock but the 65'Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue is absolutely incredible, a thumbs up at the guitar gear guide.

Have you been looking for an all around guitar to play a wide range of music. Look no further, the Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar , or any of it's cousins, will amaze you in their wide range of tone possibilities, from crystal clear blues to crazy heavy metal.

If you're looking for a nice, inexpensive, hollow body, give the Ibanez AS73 Artcore a try.

The Vox Wah Pedal has more tone opportunities than you may think, take a look at the Vox Wah Pedal Review

Before buying a guitar amplifier read this section on electric guitar amplifier buying tips.

Are you in the market for an inexpensive guitar amp that rocks, check out the Crate V5 Amplifier

Before you lay down big dollars on a new amp, see what I learned about Guitar Amp Speakers first.

Would you like to drive your tube amp hard without making your ears bleed? If so consider a Guitar Amp Attenuator

If your looking for an overdrive pedal try The Nobels ODRS Pedal

If your looking for a softer, warmer tone try replacing the speaker in your amp with a Alnico guitar speaker

The debate continues, Gibson or Epiphone

If you've got a hot amp or pedal, or a piece of equipment you can't stand, tell us about it here.

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