Submit Your Photos: Desert Island Rig

Submit your photos to be in our next reader gear gallery!

Marion, IA (March 24, 2011) - We're now accepting submissions for our latest reader gear gallery: desert island rigs. Pick one guitar, one amp and one pedal--that's all you get! You worry about the gear, we'll worry about how to power it!

What pieces of your rig are most crucial to your tone, and why? Send a photo of all three (or less!) and a caption identifying the gear and an explanation of the type of music you play to for consideration.

Check out our previous galleries:
GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - #1 Guitars
GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - Favorite Overdrive/Distortion
GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - Practice and Recording Spaces
GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - Pedalboards I
GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - Pedalboards II
GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - Vintage Gear
GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - Unique Instruments

This 1964 Vibrolux Reverb arrived in all-original condition, right down to a two-prong power cord and a death cap wired to the ground switch. The author’s well-worn Strat is the perfect companion.

How our columnist’s risky purchase turned out to be a dusty pre-CBS jewel.

This month, I’d like to share the story of my 1964 Fender Vibrolux Reverb. It was a really risky purchase that had some big surprises.

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Fat tones from a sweet niche where Les Paul, Gretsch, and Telecaster share the limelight.

Copious, unexpected tones. Cool, useful bass contour control. Very nice build quality. Excellent value.



Reverend Flatroc Bigsby


If you only pay casual attention to Reverend guitars, it’s easy to overlook how different their instruments can be. Some of that may be due to the way Reverends look. There are longstanding styling themes and strong family likenesses among models that can make differentiation a challenge for uninitiated guitar spotters. For instance, the Flatroc reviewed here has more or less the same body as the Charger, Buckshot, and Double Agent OG (which has an entirely different body than the more Jazzmaster-like Double Agent W). If you don’t have an experienced Reverend enthusiast at your side, it can all be a bit mind bending.

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