Gear Reviews

In depth musical instrument, product and gear reviews from Pro Audio Land.

  1. Brand Spotlight: Sterling By Music Man

    Brand Spotlight: Sterling By Music Man
    The Sterling brand of instruments was designed by Music Man in order to deliver the high-quality guitars and basses the company is known for at a price point that nearly any player can afford. But don't think of these instruments as low-quality or beginner gear as Sterling guitars and basses offer everything a pro or amateur player needs and expects from a Music Man ax. From all solid tonewoods to active electronics, Sterling by Music Man instruments deliver the tone, build, and playability that players expect from a high-quality instrument. Take a look at a couple of our favorite pieces of gear from the Sterling by Music Man brand below -- the John Petrucci JP70 electric guitar and Ray4 and Ray5 electric basses. Continue reading →
  2. Mad Professor Distortion, OD And Booster Effects Pedals

    Mad Professor Distortion, OD And Booster Effects Pedals
    Founded back in 2002 in Finland by Harri Koski and Jukka Mönkkönen, Mad Professor are still relative newcomers to the effects pedal industry, especially when you consider that guys like Dunlop and Boss have been at it for decades. In fact, they are probably better known for their popular amplifier line more than their pedals, but that hasn’t stopped their effects from receiving a lot of mainstream popularity as of late. Today, we're taking a look at a few of their of pedals, specifically those focused on distortion, overdrive and boost. Continue reading →
  3. Great Solid-State Guitar Amplifiers Under $400

    Great Solid-State Guitar Amplifiers Under $400
    While they might not be regarded with the same amount of praise as their tube brethren, solid-state amplifiers are by far more durable and affordable. But just because tube amps are still king doesn't mean you can't find a great solid-state amplifier that sounds great. Below, we take a look at four solid state amps that we feel offer the best bang for your buck. Continue reading →
  4. Walrus Audio Voyager Preamp/Overdrive Effects Pedal Review

    Walrus Audio Voyager Preamp/Overdrive Effects Pedal Review
    Packing great tone, superb versatility, and top quality hand-built craftsmanship, Walrus Audio pedals don’t just offer ways to color your instrument’s sound, but an assortment of tools that push your tone to the next level. From the Janus Fuzz/Tremolo and its unique yet intuitive dual joystick controls to the insane amount of sonic possibilities packed into the Descent Reverb, Walrus Audio effects never fail to impress or surprise us. Today, we're taking the Voyager for a spin, a preamp-overdrive hybrid that always seems to be mentioned on several players' top lists. Is it as good as advertised? Keep reading to find out. Continue reading →
  5. Brand Spotlight: Rockett Guitar Effects Pedals

      At ProAudioLand, we love guitar effects pedals. Whether it's from the big name brands like Boss and MXR or the lesser know boutique manufacturers like Analog Alien and Walrus Audio, we love sharing with our visitors all of the great pedals out there. With that in mind, we'd like to take the time to take a closer look at a brand of pedals that fall into the latter camp -- J Rockett Audio Designs. Formed in 2006 by longtime musicians Chris Van Tassel and Jay Rockett, these pedals are built with one simple all-encompassing mantra -- for players by players. Below, we take a look at a few of our favorite effects from the guys at J Rockett Audio Designs.   Continue reading →

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