This June We’re Teaming up with CreativeLive to Bring You the “2014 Summer Gear Guide”

When you’re alone and life is getting you lonely, true, you can always go downtown, but I’ve found that mentally fapping over the most sensuous new instruments and gear is the best pick me up. You want to visualize the power light’s illumination, the soft hum of the current running through, or maybe that creak as a new skin breaks in as you tighten in atop the drum shell.


But your days are short and brutal, and as that 9-5 exacts its toll on your psyche you may have found few leisure moments to seek out the newest, most attractive gear from your favorite companies. Well at Gear Gods we’ve teamed up with CreativeLive to… “lesson” that burden.

This June the Gear Gods/CreativeLive super-duo is presenting the “2014 Summer Gear Guide.” We’ve greedily hoarded all of our favorite new pieces of kit, the instruments and gear that we’re most excited about, and will be examining them in context. What are their strengths? In what situations will this gear be the right tool for the job? We’ll be breaking it all down with live demos, back story, looking under the hood. We’ll be talking to the people who built them, and the musicians that use them.

Current guests include, with more to be announced shortly:

  • Matt Halpern (Periphery)
  • Aaron Marshall (Intervals)
  • Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish/The Devil You Know)
  • Hannes Grossman (Obscura/Necrophagist/Blotted Science)
  • Doc Coyle (God Forbid)

As for what gear we’ll have on hand to get giddy about? We’ve got the goods from EMG, PRS, Ibanez, Apogee, Toontrack, Fractal Audio, Meinl, Mapex, Mesa/Boogie, Positive Grid, Seymour Duncan and more. So let’s cut open the cardboard boxes, swear violently as we  pry apart the hermetically sealed packaging, and get some live demos going. The best way to know what the sweet new gear is: to actually hear it.

This all goes down live, for free, at on June 11th from noon until 7pm Eastern, aka 9am through 4pm Pacific. All you have to do is RSVP here.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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