Sound Off: What’s your favorite gear?


Last time, we (mostly you) talked about the most flushable music gear out there. Now let’s hear about the best.

Chances are a lot of readers of this site have had some kind of experience with playing music. Metal just kinda makes you do that. It’s difficult to listen to your favorite new release and not want to try to your hand at replicating it or creating something similar, even if you have no experience or you’re using the shittiest gear on the face of the earth.

 “I can fix it… I have duct tape…”

If you’ve been playing for awhile, chances are even better you’ve gone through a few items and found some to be better than others. Maybe you’ve upgraded to pricier items in the hopes of chasing the ultimate tone. Or, maybe you’ve stuck with an old workhorse because no matter how many years go by or how often your tastes change, it’s versatile enough to change with you and still sound great.


“Still works!”

Recently, I haven’t been able to get enough of the Darkglass Microtubes B3K pedal. It’s compact, it has a piercing blue LED, it’s simple to use and it sounds unassailably badass. Want a little bit of dirt? No problem. Need some heavy drive to play entombedcore? Easy. Just need a small tone boost? It can do that too. Different basses? Different pickups & tones? They all sound good. The Finnish geniuses at Darkglass managed to build a fine, fine piece of gear that works with whatever you can throw at it, and I plan to hang onto mine for a long time to come.


“I love you, man.”

What’s YOUR favorite piece of music gear? Sound off in the comments below.

  • Is it something you own, or something you look forward to seeing another band use?
  • Is it something you used for a short period of time and haven’t obtained yet?
  • Or is it an old favorite you keep lying around because you just can’t bear to part with it?


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