Best Guitar Picks, Effects Pedals, & Accessories

Learn more about the best guitar picks, guitar pedals and guitar accessories you can buy, including: pickups, picks, capos, guitar tools, gig bags and guitar cases, as well as guitar cables, guitar cleaning products and more. Performer Magazine’s team of guitar nerds are on an endless quest for the perfect tone and review the latest guitar accessories each month so you’ll know which ones are worth a spot in your gig bag, and which ones are pure snake oil.

Guitars have more accessories than just about anything on the planet, so it can be confusing. Knowing which picks, cables, cases and cleaners to buy can be daunting. That’s why our team of experts break it down in practical terms, and sift through the endless supply of guitar accessories to recommend only the ones you’ll actually find useful.

Some of our most popular articles and guitar picks and pedal reviews include:

[REVIEW] Elixir Optiweb Guitar Strings

Top 5 Must-Have Effects Pedals Under $200

Mad Professor 1 Brown Sound Overdrive Pedal Review

Kyser Guitar Wipes: A Must-Have Accessory For Every Guitarist

Eventide H9 Max Review

Gravity Guitar Picks Review

Browse more articles on the following pages, and be sure to use the search bar if you’re looking for something specific.

  • [REVIEW] Gruv Gear FretWraps

    Gruv Gear FretWraps offer a unique string dampening solution for guitarists and bassists alike. Read the full review below for more. Good technique separates the pros from...

  • D&A Gig Strap Review

    Does the new D&A Gig Strap actually help guitarists soften the blow to their shoulders and back during long sets? Let’s find out… When we met...

  • DS Guitar Engineering Chronograph Review

    PROS: Great idea, bright display, works on any pedalboard power supply. CONS: None. PRICE: $49.99 The statement “timing is everything” carries more weight in music...

  • [REVIEW] BAE Hot Fuzz

    Does the BAE Hot Fuzz Pedal have what it takes to earn a spot on your pedal board? Performer Magazine got our hands on one to...

  • MEET YOUR MAKER: Vertex Effects

    VERTEX EFFECTS BACKGROUND I got my start building pedalboards in 2009, thanks to Josh Smith (my first major client).  Through Josh, I quickly started building...