Hi Guys... sometimes, when a new guitar or an updated guitar comes on the scene, and it's not possible to actually go to a shop and try it out for one's self, and so you find a review on YouTube where the reviewer, after checking it out and giving a rundown on the new spec, etc. says something like "Okay, now let's listen to what it sounds like... today I'm going to be using an FX SUPER FUZZ with twin carbs, combined with an SP200 Reverb Road Rocket, put through a Whammy Willy Wobbler for ambiance..." and then they proceed to play a few riffs... leaving you wondering what in fact the guitar actually sounds like unsupported! Is it just me who finds such reviews frustrating as it's rare that you actually find out what the guitar can actually do without support from various pedals... and not everybody uses pedals. Occasionally I have come across a review where you get a chance to hear a clean rendition but it doesn't seem that often... I can't help feeling that if a guitar being reviewed is only played with the addition of a few pedals, that it's somehow lacking in something important! I would like to see reviews where the guitar is first played clean, using a basic amp and just the guitar's controls, and then maybe after that the addition of a few riffs with FX pedals... then it would be clear what the guitar is, or not, capable of. Well, that's my opinion anyway... what do you think? If you went for a test drive in a new car and the car was filled with rocket fuel for the test, you would want to know what it runs like on unleaded too... wouldn't you?
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