Ah, summer’s really over. Not like the leaves weren’t crunchy and brown already, eh? Here’s what we’ve been ogling lately…
Ted Kritikos – Dunlop/MXR Blue Box Pedal
The octave fuzz has to be my favorite effect of all time, and this is a great sounding one at an absurdly low price. In a world full of overdrive pedals, this effect is perfect for the guitarist looking to stand out from the pack.
Eric Putnam – Fulltone Supa-Trem Pedal
This is a great sounding Trem! I love the vintage trem sounds that you can get out it. I also appreciate the giant knobs – you can change settings with your feet. And of course like all Fulltone stuff, it’s built like a tank.
Josh Baldridge – Repair Shop Luthier – M-Audio Avid Mobile Pre Recording Interface
This thing is so easy to use to record and at $150 it even comes with a copy of ProTools SE. It’s what we use to record our Mass Street Music videos. It’s amazing to think that quality recording has become so easy and inexpensive for any of us to do. (Check our more about what gear we use to record our videos here.)
Mike Runyon – Repair Shop Luthier – Bourgeois Vintage OM Custom
Outside of this being my favorite acoustic body size/style, this guitar uses the same construction techniques and appointments I’d use to build my ideal guitar….and it pays off. Tonally, this has amazing focus and projection. The overall resonance assures that the player is thoroughly engaged. With nickel Waverly tuners, herringbone purfling, ivoroid binding, Indian Rosewood back and sides, an Adirondack top AND impeccable finish, this OM is as much an art piece as it is a player.
Anne Tangeman – Fender Blacktop Strat HSH
Fender just dropped the price on these guitars and I think you’d be hard pressed to find something this well-built, with this powerhouse HSH pickup combo at $499. Very cool!