Articles about Guitars, Amps, Effects and Gear

  • Electric Guitar Wood Myth Busted?
    After two months of testing, a La Trobe University researcher finds that electric guitar sound is unaffected by the body of the instrument. Which Electric Guitars Do We Rate As The Best? Matthew Angove, a La Trobe University Bachelor of Science honours student, conducted the research by trying out electrics of various shapes and builds.… Read more: Electric Guitar Wood Myth Busted?
  • The Best Wireless Guitar System Review
    Tired of being tied to your pedalboard and amp? Want to free yourself from the hassles of long cables? Then check out our review of the Best Wireless Guitar Systems. This review of wireless systems is sponsored by Sweetwater. All the products listed here have been selected by GuitarSite.com. Where available, you can click thru… Read more: The Best Wireless Guitar System Review
  • The Best Nylon String Guitar Roundup
    Here we present you with the best nylon string guitars, updated for 2017, sorted into three price brackets to help you find one that suits your budget and playing style. This page is sponsored by Sweetwater so you can click through to get the full specifications, the latest price, and purchase any of the Guitars… Read more: The Best Nylon String Guitar Roundup
  • The Best Practice Amp Guide
    Practice is the key to unlocking your playing and musical potential, and there’s no other way around it. Thankfully, practice does not have to be too hard, because with the right tools, you can have fun while taking your guitar playing to the next level. This is where we come in with our recommendations, to… Read more: The Best Practice Amp Guide
  • The Best Loop Pedal Roundup
    We have revised our loop pedal recommendations for 2018 and found that we were quite happy with our recommendations from last year with just some minor adjustments. This page is sponsored by Sweetwater so you can click through to get the full specs, the latest price, for any of the pedals sold by Sweetwater that… Read more: The Best Loop Pedal Roundup
  • The Best Electric Guitar Brands
    It has now been almost 8 years since we first published our list of the top 5 electric guitar brands. For this 2019 update, we continue with our expanded selection, which features today’s top 10 best brands. This page is sponsored by Sweetwater so you can click through to get the full specifications, the latest… Read more: The Best Electric Guitar Brands
  • The Best Acoustic Guitar Brands
    This is the 2019 version of our guide to the Best Acoustic Guitar Brands that we began publishing back in 2010. This year we’ve adopted a new format where we present our selection of the Top 10 brands then provide 2 recommendations from each brand. This page is sponsored by Sweetwater so you can click… Read more: The Best Acoustic Guitar Brands
  • The Top 10 Best Guitar Amps
    If you’re looking to get a guitar amp, then you’re in luck because after much research, we have updated our Top 10 Guitar Amps list for 2016. This page is sponsored by Sweetwater so you can click through to get the full specifications, the latest price, and purchase any of the Amps stocked by Sweetwater… Read more: The Top 10 Best Guitar Amps
  • The Best Bass Amps
    We present you with the best bass amplifiers that are currently available in the market, conveniently categorized into price brackets so you can easily see the amps that fit your budget. Amplifiers have as much influence on the resulting sound as the instrument itself, as such it is important to find one that brings out… Read more: The Best Bass Amps
  • The Best Guitar Pedals by Effects Category
    We are constantly researching the best effects of all types, and for the first time we bring all of that information together in one place with this roundup of the best guitar pedals in each effect category. Our selection criteria included pedals which are in mass production and readily available at most music stores. There… Read more: The Best Guitar Pedals by Effects Category
  • The Best EQ Pedal Roundup
    We bring you the best EQ pedals for guitar, tone sculpting machines that give you ultimate control over your sound. Equalization plays an important role in all aspects of music production, and amplified instruments like electric guitars are not exempt from it. As a result, majority of amps and stompbox effects are bundled with built-in… Read more: The Best EQ Pedal Roundup
  • Our Best Reverb Pedal Recommendations
    From adding subtle depth to your guitar sound, to replicating the space of rooms and concert halls, these highly-recommended reverb pedals will end the dry spell on your tone. Reverb is naturally occurring, so whichever room or venue you are playing, there is just no escaping it, your guitar signal is never really “dry”. Reverb… Read more: Our Best Reverb Pedal Recommendations
  • Roundup of Cheap Electric Guitar Pickups
    You can substantially improve or even change your guitar tone by simply replacing your pickups. And you don’t even have to spend much because there are good ones that are reasonably priced. Here we present you with the best of these budget friendly pickups, updated for 2017. These pickups are great for upgrading the stock… Read more: Roundup of Cheap Electric Guitar Pickups
  • Guitar Speaker Cabinet Roundup
    To help you find the best guitar speaker cabinet for your rig, we present you with the most sought after and best selling models available. Aside from considering speakers that match the technical specifications of your amplifier, you also have to consider the size and number of speakers and the type of baffle used. When… Read more: Guitar Speaker Cabinet Roundup
  • The Best Electric Guitar Kits To Build
    Tired of the same production line guitars that everybody’s using? Standout from the crowd by building your own personalized instrument. Check out these excellent DIY electric guitar kits, which you can build, modify and finish to create your very own “signature” axe. Eddie Van Halen’s DIY guitar, “Frankenstrat“, is a shining example of how talent… Read more: The Best Electric Guitar Kits To Build
  • Cheap Bass Guitar Roundup
    The quality of cheap bass guitars is on an upward trend as technology makes more efficient materials and construction methods available. Whether you are just starting out or you are simply looking for a good deal, we have picked out the best among the bargain priced bass guitars to help you make the right choice.… Read more: Cheap Bass Guitar Roundup
  • Best Guitar Amp Attenuator Roundup
    We all love the sound of a cranked tube amp, but it can be too loud in many situations. This is what power attenuators are for – reducing the loudness of your amp while retaining the cranked tube tone. NB: We have revised our recommendations for 2018 and while we are no longer recommending the… Read more: Best Guitar Amp Attenuator Roundup
  • Pitch Shifter Pedal Roundup
    If you are looking to create more expressive solos, add intelligent harmonies, or if you simply want to have fun with unconventional tone textures, these pitch shifter pedals will get the job done. Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Because of its versatility and tone shaping controls, the Eventide PitchFactor pedal continues to be the most sought after… Read more: Pitch Shifter Pedal Roundup
  • Roundup of the Best Fuzz Pedals
    Although sometimes interchanged with overdrive and distortion, fuzz is distinct from the two. It offers more dynamics than distortion, and more grit than overdrive, and it is well deserving of a spot on your pedalboard. Here we feature the best modern and classic fuzz pedals available in 2016 so you can pick one that fits… Read more: Roundup of the Best Fuzz Pedals
  • The Best Delay Pedals for Guitar
    Here is our recommended list of the best delay pedals, whether you are looking for the inspiring warmth of analog delays or you need the precision and versatility of digital delays, you can find what you want in this list. Analog Delay Pedals are mostly based on bucket brigade delay circuits that were introduced in… Read more: The Best Delay Pedals for Guitar

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