How To Get Classic Black Sabbath Tone On A Budget

I was actually inspired to attempt this based on a recent video that Reverb.com put out about getting the Black Sabbath tone.  However, they used expensive gear.  My modus operandi is to be a cheapskate, so I thought "how could I get that tone as cheap as possible?" Furthermore, I set out to do this with gear... Continue Reading →

Buying Guide: Klon Klones Under $100

I get it, the original Klon Centaur pedal may be a polarizing, over-hyped, over-priced pedal.  Also, the subject of cloning pedals can also be polarizing.  I'm not here to make those arguments, these products are out there and getting cheaper and cheaper.  I'm just trying to compile what's on the market to let you know... Continue Reading →

Guitar Memes, Vol. 4

If you aren't following my social media, you're missing out! (These are all original memes I made, not just reposting others') Cheers, Chuck Support This Blog Each Time You Shop On Amazon.com Or eBay!  Doesn't cost you an extra penny! Just click on these pictures below!

Gear Review: Joyo Bantamp AtomiC Amp

Street Price: $139.99-$149.99 Get Your Own Joyo Bantamp AtomiC on Amazon here!  Get Your Own Joyo Bantamp AtomiC on eBay here! OverviewI don't know how these manufacturers do it, but these teeny tiny little amps are getting better and louder with more and more features built in.  I'd been on the hunt for a small... Continue Reading →

S’NAMM 2019: Fender Tonemaster?

Edit: they're finally available! Click the images below to be whisked away to amazon: Like any jerk on the internet, I'm going to give my thoughts on Fender's new amp release of the Tonemaster range at Summer NAMM 2019 without having actually played the gear.  That's what the internet is here for: uniformed ranting.  This... Continue Reading →

Gear Review: Firefly FF338 Guitar

Check here to see if they're in stock! Street Price: $149.91 Hey folks!  Here is a follow up to my Firefly FF338 First Impressions post a few weeks ago.  I'll call this a thorough review now that I've spent some time with this guitar.  I'll just cut straight to the chase: this guitar is the best bang... Continue Reading →

The Dark Side Of Counterfeit Guitars

If you buy counterfeit guitars, you are supporting modern day slavery.   Now that I have your attention.  With all of the hullabaloo surrounding Gibson's video threatening to sue "counterfeiters" and urging customers to #playauthentic, I think a major travesty is getting swept under the rug.  Sure, I've had a blast poking fun at Gibson for... Continue Reading →

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