Guitar Equipment and Accessories Evanston IL

Having the right guitar equipment and accessories makes a difference. The longer you have been playing the more you know this is true. Serious musicians search for the best knowing it will intensify sound quality. Music is meant to be shared in Evanston, IL. Experienced personnel at guitar shops around Evanston can help you find what you are looking for to create the sounds and effects you desire to make. Below you will find local dealers for all of your guitar’s needs including guitar capo, pickups, strings, picks, cables, support, amplifiers, tuner pedals, cases, cables, effects and more.

Flynn Guitars & Music
(847) 491-0500
2522 Green Bay Rd
Evanston, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Guitar Works Ltd
(847) 475-0855
709 Main St
Evanston, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music House
(773) 761-3770
2925 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Different Strummer
(773) 751-3398
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Classax
(773) 275-6289
5413 N Bowmanville Ave
Chicago, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Re Brune Luthier
(847) 864-7730
800 Greenwood St
Evanston, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Harmony Piano & Organ Co
(773) 334-4400
5909 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Gand Music & Sound
(847) 446-4263
780 W Frontage Rd
Northfield, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Chicago Stringed
(773) 728-8606
5418 N California Ave
Chicago, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Minstrel Music Ltd
(847) 965-2550
8049 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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13 Hard Rockin’ Half-Stacks, Guitar Player Staff

13-stackROCK AMPLIFIERS HAVE EVOLVED TO A HIGH DEGREE SINCE THE DAYS WHEN TONYIommi and Ritchie Blackmore laid the foundation for heavy rock guitar tonethrough their Laney and Marshall stacks. These English marques, along withother British and American companies such as Hiwatt, Orange, Mesa/Boogie,Peavey, and Soldano, paved the way for today’s high-gain, multi-channel heads,most of which have features that were unimaginable in the late ’60s, whenBlack Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin reigned supreme. As metalbecame a style unto itself, more and more amplifier companies stepped up tomeet the demands of players who wanted heads and combos that could deliverthe two essential sonic qualities—searing sustain and massive chunk—thatare about as commonplace now as footswitchable channels, independent tonecontrols, and high-powered output stages of up to 400 watts.

Look around most any music store now and you’ll find plenty of evidencethat the quest to improve and refine the tones created by overdriven tubes andtransistors continues. In terms of features, sounds, and price, Joe Six Pack neverhad it better. Fact is, you could probably pick a new half-stack blindfolded, takeit straight to the gig, and be reasonably satisfied with its performance. To betterunderstand the state-of-the-art in rock and metal rigs, we selected 13 tube,hybrid, and solid-state multi-channel amps and put them to the test using aSchecter C-1 loaded with EMG 81-X pickups, a PRS Custom 22, a Fender EricJohnson Signature Strat, and a Gibson ’68 Black Beauty Les Paul reissue. Mostof the amps we received came with matching speaker cabinets, and the onesthat didn’t were played though a Mesa/Boogie Rectifier 4x12, a cabinet knownfor its ability to stay tight and focused at punishing volumes.

We gave all of the amps a thorough shake out to evaluate the range andcomplexity of their tones, the amount of sustain they could generate, and evenhow loud they could get. For this last test we placed a RadioShack digitalsound level meter three feet from the speaker cabinet with its mic aimedstraight on at the speakers. Using the dBA setting on the meter, we turnedeach amp up as far as possible (excessive hiss was often the only limiting factor)on one of the overdrive channels, and banged out power chords until themeter gave its verdict. Testing 13 big amps presents lots of challenges—notthe least of which was the potential for hearing damage when exposed to themrunning at full volume. So for the loudness checks we went so far as to put avideo camera on our sound level meter, and played outside the sound lab withthe door closed—a method we’d highly recommend should you decide to trythis stunt for yourself.

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