#CoffeeAndKlon 36: Runaway Inflation For Guitar Gear

#CoffeeAndKlon is my (irregular!) Sunday morning magazine series, where I talk about whatever’s on my mind right now. There’s always coffee, and there’s normally chat about the Klon and its many competitors.

When I started writing this, Winter NAMM 2024 had just kicked off, and my inbox was full of my favourite guitar stores sending out links to their pre-order product pages. Out of curiosity, I clicked through to the Andertons page to take a look …

… and my jaw hit the floor at just how expensive new gear has become.

But was my reaction right, or was it just a reflection of how hard general inflation has affected all prices in the last few years? I’m going to explore that today.

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(Belated) New Arrivals: December 2023 & January 2024

Yeah, I’m a little late with this. I’ve had a rough start to the year, and I’ll leave it at that.

Despite not blogging for months, I have been playing guitar … and enjoying a couple of new pedals that arrived over the festive season. Together, I’ve found them to be especially inspiring, and they’ve become my preferred signal chain for my Silver Sky.

Read on to learn about them.

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