Accessory Reviews: In depth reviews of guitar accessories
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There's no doubt about it, accessories when you play a guitar are a must have. Whether it's things like guitar strings, picks, cleaning and polishing fluids to get rid of those scratches, amp tubes, guitar leads, batteries, power modules, guitar stands, tuners, or any of the thousands of things we all spend our money on without most of them you won't be playing guitar any time soon in any meaningful way.
But is there such a thing as a 'good' or 'bad' accessory? Absolutely there is and I found out the hard way. Take guitar leads which is a good example. They cost from say £10 ($15) to £100 ($150) these days and no doubt some hair brained maniac will come up with some excuse to raise the bar even further. But is there really ten times the cost improvement in build of the cable and more importantly the sound? I doubt that, no matter what some weird scientist might tell us it's likely you won't hear the difference anytime soon.
Things like guitar stands don't sound very endearing in the whole view of accessories, but with the wrong ones you will be marking your guitar or worse, watch it as it falls over from using rubbish guitar stands. It ALL matters.
Below are some accessories I have bought myself mainly (if they have ever been given to me I say so) and later reviewed. If I find them to be less than the maker said, then I say so. So check out these accessories and you just might find something that is actually a great find for you.