Recommended gear for guitarists
There are so many options when it comes to gear or equipment for guitar players. So, below I’ve compiled a list of recommended gear for guitarist, including pedals, accessories, applications and tools.
I have personally bought and use every recommendation on this page.
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Disclaimer: I’ve found all of the gear on this page to be great purchases. But, we are all different and what I think is perfect might not be perfect for you. Please keep this in mind and don’t buy anything unless you can afford it!
Recommended gear for guitarists: guitar gear – live and practice room
These are all the pieces of gear and equipment I recommend to guitarists; both for use on gigs and in the practice room. I generally recommend keeping things simple.
There’s an infinite amount of gear and guitar pedals that we could spend our time trying out, buying and then selling again.
Unless you have very specific needs though, I recommend simply getting guitar gear that fixes problems and makes life easier.
Aim for guitar gear that’s ‘very good’ rather than ‘perfect’ and you’ll be a happier and wealthier guitarist!
Recommended gear for guitarists: PA gear
If you run a band, you need to have a decent PA system. Here are my recommendations for pieces of PA gear.
Most of the equipment I recommend here is suited to a full size band and audiences of up to 250 people, so do keep this in mind if you’re looking to buy PA gear.
Note: If you are new to PA systems, get some advice before buying an entire rig. PA systems are technical – especially when using passive speakers and power amps!
Recommended gear for guitarists: accessories
Here are all the recommended extra pieces of gear for guitarists.
I’ve included everything from strings and picks to pieces of gear to keep your practice room and life as a guitarist organised.
Some are more important than others, depending on how you work and what your priorities are.
Recommended gear for guitarists: microphones for gigging
Depending on the kind of music you play (acoustic or electric guitar?) and whether you are a singing guitarist, microphones may or may not be essential pieces of gear to you.
There are many options on the market but the microphones I recommend here are generally considered to be the industry standards.
Recommended gear for guitarists: applications
Back to recommended gear for the practice room again. There are several excellent applications available for creating scores, and improving guitar practice and musicianship.
I’ve found each of the following applications to be very useful tools.