Guitar Reviews by Kent Minagawa

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  1. Ibanez RGX720 ·
    If you want to play hard rock imitating Korn or something, this guitar should be sufficient. It isn't great for clean sound, though, nor was it meant for that. Though 7-strings are more of a Jazz/Blues innovation, this guitar doesn't work well...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 3/27/2004 by Kent Minagawa (387)
  2. Martin LXM Little Martin ·
    Overall this is an awesome guitar. If it were stolen I would definitely buy another; I got a great deal on it ($280 for a Martin? That's awesome). I fell in love with this guitar when I first laid hands on it and I'm sure anyone else looking f...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 4/2/2004 by Kent Minagawa (387)
  3. Dean Markley Blue Steel ·
    These are my favorite strings because of how they feel when you play them. They are almost "soft" I guess you could say: they just feel good to play riffs off of. They sound pretty good, but they don't last any longer than regular strings. Pl...(more)
    Equipment: Strings · Posted: 4/4/2004 by Kent Minagawa (387)
  4. Danelectro French Toast Octave Distortion ·
    If you're looking for something cheap and you don't need it for the stage, then go ahead and buy this pedal. It's a good starter, but don't expect something really great for your money. If I lost this pedal I wouldn't buy another one: I'd just...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 5/28/2004 by Kent Minagawa (387)
  5. Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer ·
    When I bought this pedal I was just looking for something to round off my guitar. I expected to pick up an extra overdrive pedal, but I ended up buying this. Why? It's because this pedal adds a nice touch to whatever you play. It's very subt...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 6/23/2004 by Kent Minagawa (387)
  6. GHS Infinity Steel ·
    Though these strings seem to be durable, I don't care for the sound of them a whole lot. They serve their purpose for rock music, but I need something more defined (if you play a lot of rhythm rock then you should like this). They seem to last...(more)
    Equipment: Strings · Posted: 7/14/2004 by Kent Minagawa (387)
  7. Dean Markley Alchemy (Phosphor Bronze) ·
    At first I was skeptical about spending so much on strings that may or may not live up to their life expectancy (I worried about having to deal with bad sounding strings, also, for a long time because of cost). I was pleasantly surprised with t...(more)
    Equipment: Strings · Posted: 12/10/2004 by Kent Minagawa (387)
  8. Fender Princeton 65 DSP ·
    Overall this is an excellent amp for someone looking for a smaller amp to gig with or what have you. It's great for those looking for a close-to-tube sound from a solid state, and for those looking to play most types of rock music. I would pro...(more)
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 8/8/2005 by Kent Minagawa (387)
  9. Roland Micro Cube ·
    For guitarists of any skill level, this is an excellent amp to have. Those on an especially tight budget would marvel at this amp, as it sounds like an amp that costs twice as much. It's a great size to bring to practices or even to use as a p...(more)
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 8/8/2005 by Kent Minagawa (387)
  10. Danelectro DC-1 Cool Cat Chorus ·
    This is a wonderful chorus for the money you pay (I recommend looking for a used one, as they are dirt cheap). It's definitely of professional quality and extremely versatile. One of the richest, lushest choruses I've used. It makes you look ...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 10/24/2005 by Kent Minagawa (387)