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May 2024 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Brian Soden – Xotic Effect Pedals – EP Booster 15th Anniversary Limited BlueWow, time flies! I remember when we received our very first batch of EP Boosters 15 years ago. I’m pretty sure all of us on the sales team bought one that day! These two limited colorways to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the EP Booster look stellar and inside it’s the same classic EP … Continue reading May 2024 – Mass Street Staff Picks

April 2024 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Brian Soden – Collings Electric Guitars – City Limits – Oxblood – Aged FinishI ordered this Jeff Beck inspired Collings City Limits shortly after he passed last year, knowing Collings would nail it. And they absolutely did. Perfect weight and balance and one of the liveliest solid body guitars I’ve ever played! Check out our collection of Collings Guitars at Mass Street Music! Jim Baggett – Martin Acoustic … Continue reading April 2024 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Staff Gear Picks

March 2024 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Brian Soden – Mythos Pedals – Herculean Deluxe OverdriveAnother no-frills, gig ready offering from Mythos! There aren’t many gigs you can’t cover with this “2-in-1” on your board. Add in an Oracle analog delay and a Strymon Flint and you’re set! Get one while you can. We just got restocked. Check out our collection of Mythos Pedals at Mass Street Music! Jim Baggett – Martin Acoustic Guitars – … Continue reading March 2024 – Mass Street Staff Picks

February 2024 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Brian Soden – Dr. Z Amps – X-Ray 1×12 ComboDr. Z has been keeping our shop stocked over the years with some of our favorite amps such as the Z-28 MKII and the Jetta. The new X-Ray not only looks cool, but it sounds and feels under the fingers like a true vintage amp! It covers the British Invasion base like a champ and would sound … Continue reading February 2024 – Mass Street Staff Picks

January 2024 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Brian Soden – Pisgah Banjos – 11″ Appalachian Walnut – Vintage HeelA lot of you know me as a guitar guy and Mass Street Music as a guitar shop. Both true statements. But, we’re also a banjo and mandolin shop! Don’t sleep on the killer mandolin and banjo departments we have at the store. I love what Pisgah Banjos out of North Carolina is doing. Give … Continue reading January 2024 – Mass Street Staff Picks

December 2023 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Brian Soden – Don Grosh Electric Guitars – ElectraJet Custom – Black Mini Sparkle – 30th AnniversaryCongratulations to my friend, Don Grosh, on his 30th Anniversary! What better way to celebrate than with this ridiculously cool 30th Anniversary ElectraJet Custom with a roasted flamed neck? Geez!!! Check out our collection of Grosh Guitars! Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars – OM3 A T – Traditional SeriesCustom ordered Collings … Continue reading December 2023 – Mass Street Staff Picks

October 2023 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Brian Soden – Fender Amps – Tone Master ProFender really knocked this one out of the park, folks. I’m very impressed! Particularly with how easy it is to use, let alone the fact that it sounds fantastic! All of the features just make sense. You can tell they took a lot of time with performing guitarists as well as bedroom players honing in this product. Come … Continue reading October 2023 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Bonk Machine Pedal

September 2023 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Brian Soden – DanDrive Pedals – Bonk Machine FuzzFrom our first batch of DanDrive arrives the Bonk Machine! This little pink box of fuzz is a total blast. Big and gnarly, but manageable with your guitar’s volume. And, dude. It’s pink. I love it. Check out our collection of Pedals! Jim Baggett – Iris Guitars – DF Tobacco Burst – Ivoroid Binding A – Traditional T SeriesBig, full … Continue reading September 2023 – Mass Street Staff Picks

August 2023 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Brian Soden – Mythos Pedals – Olympus OverdriveThis is a drive pedal that I feel some might be sleeping on. If you dig the classic sound of a pushed old Fender tweed amp, the Olymus is right up your alley. I’m using mine for low/med gain amp-like Americana / Roots Rock with an Xotic RC Booster after it. Think Isbell, Wilco, etc. There is a decent … Continue reading August 2023 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Collings D1 VN

July 2023 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Kyle Ralston – Tom Anderson Electric Guitars – Icon Classic – Mellow Yellow – Distress Level 1I thought of Hubert Sumlin’s guitar on the cover of one of his albums (Healing Feeling), had a brief discussion with Roy at Tom Anderson Guitar Works, and Shazam!!…..we now have one of the coolest electric guitars in the store!!! The SC1- neck and bridge pickups are very musical and … Continue reading July 2023 – Mass Street Staff Picks