I hope you all had a great 2011. To recap I thought I would share with you my Top 11 Picks of 2011 as well as a short holiday gift guide. It was tough to narrow things down but I did my best. Feel free as always to drop me a line in the comments box if you have any questions, have a product you’d like me to review or just want to say hello.
Top 11 Gear Reviews of 2011
“It licks the 9 volt battery for you! …then tells you how many hours left of use you’ve got left.”
“Say goodbye to breaking strings at the saddles, this all in one kit includes a new nut, string tree and saddle set to boost your Stratocasters playability and sustain”
“I caught the uke bug and this was just what I needed to cure it. A great sounding, well-built uke that won’t break the bank.”
“Bring out just what you need and nothing you don’t with this mini pedal. I really dig the included carrying bag for all my pedals and cables”
“This micro combo amp boasts a built-in tuner, aux in and with the option of battery or AC power supply you can rock anywhere”
“No frills why? There was no room for fancy inlay, electronics or binding after they focus on building just a brilliant sounding budget acoustic”
“I had a blast getting out the soldering gun and building my first overdrive pedal…if I could do it, so can you.”
“Lighten up! Fluorescent glow in the dark strings for your bass or guitar.”
“It’s a bass preamp, it’s a compressor, it’s an EQ, it’s a DI, its never left my bass rig since I got it!”
“A must have to that solo late night jamming”
“This was definitely the coolest thing I got all year, I mean just look at it!”
Great Gift Ideas
Got a guitarist on your Christmas Shopping List? No idea what to get them? Or maybe you are a guitarist and well can’t think what the heck you want, anyway; here’s a few ideas from my reviews this year.
An eco-friendly company that wants to keep your guitar smudge free.
Price: Under $25
Price: Under $25
Never forget a capo again…unless you’ve also lost your keys, then it’s a really bad night!
Batteries not included or needed! Works as a single or multi-pedal power supply either in standard mode or can also simulate the tone of a dying battery by rolling back the voltage.
Price: Under $20.
Need a strap that could tow a small pickup? Probably not, but these are fashionable, comfortable straps that will last you a lifetime.
Price: $45 and up.
Thanks for reading and have a great Holiday Season!