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The Avalanche Run stereo delay with reverb from Earthquaker Devices has been my go-to delay unit for the past two years. It is the first digital delay ...

Overdrive. Dirt boxes. Drivers. Whatever you call them, overdrive pedals (not to be confused with distortion or fuzz pedals) imitate the sounds of cranked ...

Have you ever listened to guitarists like Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Jack White (White Stripes, The Raconteurs, Dead Weather) or Jimi Hendrix and ...

Let’s face it. Guitar gear gets expensive, fast.  With so much “must have” gear out in the world, how is anyone expected to afford new pedals? Is ...

Depending on where you look, you’ll see the Crayon from JHS labeled as everything from a Preamp, to Distortion; DI Box, to Fuzz. Even JHS themselves have ...

Ever find yourself playing out at a show? Ever find yourself practicing at home what you would be playing live, and you get to that big solo and wish you ...

Looking for a new wah pedal?  Perhaps you’re looking for some added percussion in your 70’s funk licks. Or maybe you want to write a car chase ...

Fuzz might be the most divisive effect not only in terms of high gain stomp boxes, but in terms of all guitar effects. It’s not for the faint of heart. But ...

When it comes to playing the electric guitar, I often think that I am playing two instruments at the same time: the guitar, and the amp. Oxford ...

Even the greats were beginners once. It can be weird to think of our guitar heroes as being just beginners at some point in time, but its true. ...

Wayne Gretzky said it best: “The only way a kid is going to practice is if it’s total fun for him… and it was for me.” I think this quote is true for ...

If you’ve ever played your acoustic guitar in front of a crowd, you’ve probably noticed that it is easy for the sound of your instrument to get overwhelmed by ...

If you’re in the market for a portable guitar amplifier that you can take anywhere with you, then you’re in luck. Guitar amplifiers have been following a ...

So, you’re looking for a small amplifier. While some believe that bigger is better, I’m here to say that there are many uses for small amps. Maybe ...

As an electric guitar player thinking about the gear that will be needed to get your sound, there are two pieces of gear that immediately should come to mind: ...

One of the biggest contributing factors to your tone as a guitar player is your choice in amplifier. There are many great options out there these days in ...

Here’s a story that will strike a chord with most guitarists out there. You pack up all of your gear to go to a gig. Your guitar is in its case and is ...

Can a guitar amp be cheap and good at the same time? Most Definitely! Here at The Sound Junky we define cheap only in terms of price, not quality. ...

This week I was fortunate enough to get my hands on the much talked about Grote 335 semi-hollow electric guitar. As the name implies, the guitar is ...

You only have $200 in your pocket but the want, no, the need to play electric guitar is so great that you must find a great amplifier. Good News: it’s ...

So, you bought yourself an electric guitar. Now you need a good amplifier so that you can actually hear what you’re playing. Getting all the gear that ...

Possibly the most overlooked piece of guitar gear is the humble guitar pick. It makes sense to me. When there are so many factors to consider that ...

Spending $500 on anything can be a big decision, especially when that money is going towards a new amplifier. Though it is far from the top price ...

There are countless different guitar case models out there to choose from. How do you choose the right case for you? In this article I will go over ...

There are two primary parts to any electric guitar rig: The guitar and the amplifier. I would be hard pressed to decide which affects your tone more, but ...

One great way to get started learning guitar or adapting your current practice routine to be roommate friendly, is to look into mini amplifiers. There ...

Knowing when to change the strings on your guitar is one of the most essential and fundamental guitar maintenance skills that every guitarist should develop. ...

There are many reasons one would be interested in the value of cheap guitars. Maybe you’re a beginner, your budget is tight, or you need a “beater” guitar ...

Mini amplifiers have been around for quite some time now and for the majority of that time they have never been considered as “real” or “usable” ...

Firefly guitars have been creating a lot of buzz in the guitar community as of late. So much so that getting your hands on one was actually difficult for a ...

Ah, new acoustic guitar time. Isn’t it exciting?? Part of the fun is doing the research to figure out which model of acoustic guitar is going to best ...

It may seem obvious, but not all guitars are built the same. I’m not even talking about color, body shape, or aesthetics. I’m talking about size. The size ...

You want to get a new guitar. Congrats! Fewer things get a guitarist more excited than the prospect of purchasing a new instrument. After all, new is ...

If you are reading this article, then it's obvious that you are on a mission. There's no way around it: 8-string guitars are beasts. If you are interested in ...

So... Six strings aren't enough for you anymore. Maybe you need that extended range in your next progressive metal song. Maybe you want to mimic bass ...

There are many reasons one might need to consider spending under $500 on a guitar. Do any of these sound like you? You have a limited budget. You ...

It’s almost a given that guitars that cost over $1,000 are going to be a high-quality guitar, but what about guitars that are under $1,000? Is it possible ...

If you’re looking at this article, then you take your craft seriously. It’s one thing to buy a guitar for a couple hundred dollars to try it out or to make ...

Acoustic guitars have been traveling alongside musicians on the road since the day they were created. Flying in planes, in the backs of cars, even on people’s ...

I remember the first time I ever played a guitar. After weeks of showing interest, my dad brought home an acoustic guitar that his friend lent to him for ...

Guitars can get expensive. Fast. Lucky for you, there are guitar manufacturers out there that are well aware that while there are countless people that ...

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