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The Perfect Stocking Stuffer For Guitarists: Mantus & Swab-eez

Innovative Products of America, Inc. Swab-eez ($10.95) & Mantus Tight Access Tool ($14.95) Mantus PROS: Strong grip, plenty of applications, cheap. CONS: Would be better for electronics if there was some shielding/insulation. Swab-eez PROS: Plenty of sizes, eco-friendly, many applications. CONS: None. It’s not hard to see how one tool, made for one job, would […]Read More »

TC Electronic PolyTune Clip Tuner Review

TC Electronic PolyTune Clip Tuner – $49 PROS: Small, plenty of tuning options and modes, easy to use. CONS: May harm certain finishes with prolonged use. Originally, clip-on tuners were kind of cheesy, looking like they were created by a “as seen on TV” designer. But the concept was great, and soon major manufacturers started […]Read More »

Peterson StroboStomp Classic Pedal Tuner Review

Peterson Stomp Classic Pedal Tuner PROS: DI function, true bypass, plenty of tuning modes. CONS: slightly large size. PRICE: $199 The Stomp Classic is more of a traditional stomp box pedal tuner, but it’s actually a bit more than that. It’s a beefy, well-constructed unit, with a large and easy to read display. The bottom has […]Read More »

Peterson StroboClip Clip-On Strobe Tuner Review

Peterson StroboClip Clip-On Strobe Tuner Review  PROS: covers plenty of instruments, and almost any guitar configuration. CONS: none. PRICE: $79 Believe it or not, tuners used to be real luxury items, and there really was only one brand that the professionals stood by: Peterson. The StroboClip brings the features of their original models in a small […]Read More »

Music Nomad Cradle Cube Review

Music Nomad Cradle Cube String Instrument Neck Support – $19.99 PROS: neat design, works as advertised, rubber is safe for all finishes. CONS: none. So many neat and simple ideas fall under the “why didn’t I think of that?” category. Music Nomad’s Cradle Cube is a great example of this – and perfect for that […]Read More »

George L's 20-Foot Pre-Made Guitar Cables Review

George L’s 20-Foot Pre-Made Guitar Cable – $58 PROS: great sound, good construction. CONS: none. It’s not uncommon to see a player with a really expensive instrument, and a super high-end amplifier. It’s also not uncommon to see all that cool gear connected with junky cables. George L’s have been making high-end guitar cables for […]Read More »

Dragon’s Heart Guitar Picks Review

C. Whitney Guitars Dragon’s Heart Guitar Picks PROS: Unique, durable and works for plenty of playing styles (shredders welcome). CONS: Slightly pricey for an individual pick. PRICE: appx $9/each Guitar picks have come a long way. The “standard” in the beginning was the Fender 351 style. Since then people have used various shapes and materials […]Read More »

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