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As musicians we go online to watch and read reviews of new and used gear. You want as much information as you can get before spending your hard earned money. Musicians are never satisfied, or short of opinions. This website is a compilation of gear purchases combined with lessons learned. Maybe you can add some comments and throw your hat into the ring as well while you’re here.

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Caline CP-14 English Man

Caline makes a guitar pedal called the CP-14 English Man. There is an earlier version that was a lime green, and there is a newer version that looks like the British flag. This is a clone of the drive channel of the Carl Martin dual channel PlexiTone guitar pedal. The...

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Laney GC60 Review

The Laney GC-60 (sometimes called the GC 60 C) is a solid state guitar amp made in the 80's and 90's. It's made in England and most commonly comes in a 2x10 combo. There is also a more powerful model called the GC120C as well which is double the power in a 2x12 combo....

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The Secrets of Johnny Cash

I now feel like I know a lot of secrets about the life of Johnny Cash. I always feel like this after I read the biography of a famous person. Well, rather - listen to a biography of them. I have nearly always commuted to work anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour or...

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Eric Gales Unbelievable Little Wing Cover

Here's a name that you might not have heard for a few years - Eric Gales.  If you go back in time to the late Eighties there were tons of new guitar heroes coming out each and every day.  Because of the influence of mainly EVH and SRV (and all the hair metal heroes),...

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Robin Medley Guitar

Robin guitars have been around since the early 80's and were manufactured until 2010. I remember seeing ads for Robin guitars in both Guitar Player and Guitar World in the 80's, but hadn't remembered them until recently when I saw one for sale on Craigslist. I decided...

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The Chess Box : Muddy Waters Review

If you want to get schooled on Muddy Waters, aka McKinley Morganfield - The Chess Box collection is the way to get started. For a man that made blues music from 1941 to 1982 you're certainly not going to capture it all in this three disc set, but you can get a good...

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Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958)

The image shown is that of the Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Flying V (1958). Everyone who's read my blog knows of my distaste for Epiphone guitars. Back in the 90's and 2000's the quality was so bad that you had to set them up one you bought one and tighten everything down...

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Jimi Hendrix on Fire Video

Here's a really cool video of Jimi Hendrix on Fire. The dude created a portait of Hendrix using matchsticks, which looks really, really cool - but then he lit them of fire, and the whole thing goes up in flames. Found on YouTube, it's really cool to watch - plus it...

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The Genius of Steve Lukather

I want to tell you about the genius that is Steve Lukather. He doesn't think he's a genius, and he doesn't even really thing he compares with what most of us would consider a "guitar hero". He's a pretty sensitive guy, although if you see tidbits of interviews here...

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Ovation UK II 1291

Have you ever heard of Ovation UKII electric guitars from the late 70's or early 80's? You have probably only ever thought of Ovation as an acoustic guitar manufacturer. But there was a time when they made electric guitars too. And the electric guitars they made were...

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Genz Benz Black Pearl Amp Head Black/Silver

The Genz-Benz Black Pearl 30 Guitar Amp head is a classic, all-tube, EL 84, Class A design combined with the upgrades, enhancements and tone you would expect from Genz-Benz. This amplifier is built for those that know tone and feel are inseparable. This is a great...

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DiPinto Belvedere Guitar Review

You may not have heard of DiPinto guitars before, but the Belevdere is a throwback to old school guitars of the 60's with lots of pizazz and flair. Talk about sparkle and plastic! Think about the days of the old Airline guitars, but with a Les Paul shape and quality...

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How Much Are Guitar Pedals?

How much are guitar pedals? How much do they cost? The answer is pretty simple - somewhere between $25 and $500 (for the most part). That's a pretty wide range, so let me narrow it down. Most budget and clone pedals are under $100. Most mainstream pedals by the big...

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Caline CP-13 Super Chorus

Let's get right to it. The Boss Super Chorus is $109 and the Caline Super Chorus is $22. About the only additional thing the Boss version has are EQ and EQ level controls (and a stereo jack). If you want a great chorus pedal and don't want to spend much (but still...

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Caline CP-12 Pure Sky Overdrive

Behold - the Caline CP-12 Pure Sky Overdrive, which is a clone of the Paul Cochrane Timmy pedal. In the last 5 years it has become one of the most sought after boutique pedals on the market. They are made one at a time by Paul Cochrane himself, and this is the only...

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Caline CP-11 Puffer Fuzz Pedal

The Caline Puffer Fuzz distortion pedal is a clone of the Dunlop Silicon fuzz face pedal. This is one of the first pedals they made about 8 years ago, model CP-11. The Dunlop version was a copy of the Jimi Hendrix Dallas Arbiter fuzz face (the round one). The main...

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Gibson ES-339 Custom Shop Review

Gibson released ES-339 custom in 2007. They released the ES-335 in 1958, and everyone knows that distinctive semi-hollow body guitar for it's fat resonant tone. That's a very versatile guitar that can work equally as well for jazz, rock, country, or anything in...

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