The NAMM Show held each January is the biggest event in the gear world, and this year I was able to attend for the first time. For the few days
The best part of guitar blogging is making friends along the way. I met Joe Popp, a New York City-based pedal maker, by way of his Instagram page. His feed
The ODR-1 Overdrive is a pedal from German manufacturer Nobels. Nobels is not a widely known brand in the USA, but nevertheless the ODR-1 has attained a legendary reputation amongst
The Joyo BanTamP BlueJay is a lunchbox-sized amp head from China’s Joyo. It offers classic clean tones in a tiny, budget-friendly package. The BlueJay is part of Joyo’s BanTamP range
The Boss DS-1 is the most famous guitar pedal in history, and it still kicks ass after 40 years. Read the Var Guitar review here.
The JHS Emperor V2 guitar pedal is an analog chorus and vibrato pedal from Kansas City’s premiere pedalsmiths at JHS Pedals. It has an abundance of features, sounds great, and
The Way Huge Swollen Pickle is a whole lotta fuzz in a tiny package, but is it right for you? Read this review and find out.
The Behringer UC200 Ultra Chorus is a fantastic chorus pedal available for a fraction of the price of the Boss Super Chorus CH-1 it clones. If you’re looking for a
Boss is the quintessential stompbox company, with a reputation for reliable, quality guitar effects. They’re best known for their iconic standalone effects, but they also make the GT series of
Earlier this year, I sold my trusty, versatile MXR Reverb. In its place I bought a Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb / Delay, a pedal that’s been out of production for