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March 22, 2024

The All-Star Guitar Rig

Build an All-Star signal chain with these picks!

Owning an awesome guitar is great -- and choosing the best-rated amp, pedals, and accessories to pair with it elevates your entire rig to another level. To help you build the ultimate signal chain, we've assembled this All-Star Guitar Rig list, featuring versatile picks that suit just about any style. Each item is well-loved by our customers, and we've showcased some of their best testimonials in case you need any further convincing.

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All-Star Electric Guitar: ESP LTD EC-1000 Deluxe Series

All-Star Electric Guitar: ESP LTD EC-1000 Deluxe Series
Our Customers Say:
"If you are looking for a solid body, single-cut guitar you HAVE to give the EC-1000 a look. For half the money of most other domestic single cutaways you get a great playing and great looking guitar that is just a joy to play."
- Allan in Tempe, AZ

"The neck is a thing of beauty. The ebony fretboard is wonderful. I can't really describe it any other way, just absolutely wonderful. It plays effortlessly."
- Alex in Dothan, AL

"Lovely guitar with powerful and robust sweet sound. The sleek smooth and light body makes an easy playability that pleases your ears and fingers to its unique design and sound. I strongly recommend this guitar."
- Fernando in San Carlos, CA

All-Star Acoustic Guitar: Martin 000-15M

All-Star Acoustic Guitar: Martin 000-15M
Our Customers Say:
"The quality is just as good as they said and more. The mellow tone echoes beautifully with that comfortable picking quality that's everything you've ever wanted. I could say so much more but I just want to play now."
- Danny in Palm Desert, CA

"This guitar sounds amazing out of the box. Almost in tune out of the box. To own a Martin guitar made in Nazareth at this price point is crazy. Need to stop typing and play some more."
- Rob

"This Martin is probably the most beautiful sounding guitar I have ever owned. First impressions were that it is beautifully handcrafted and the smell! Intonation is spot on and loud for a smaller body. Just a true work of art that I am in love with."
- Dutch in Crescent Lake, OR

All-Star Solid-State Guitar Amp: Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus

All-Star Solid-State Guitar Amp: Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus
Our Customers Say:
"There are few solid state amps out there that are worth playing around with, but this amp is worth owning for life. This is not a modeling amp! this is pure analog and its been the same since 1975."
- A Happy Owner

"I get ultra clean tone that cuts through the air in a club, like you are playing a high-end acoustic guitar in your own living room. The chorus effect is amazing."
- A Happy Owner

"It still sounds great with 30-year-old speakers, LOL. I usually play it around 2 to 3 and it is quite loud. The chorus is great. I would recommend this amp to anyone who wants to start off with a super amp that will last a lifetime. Great amp."
- A Happy Owner

All-Star Tube Guitar Amp: Fender '65 Twin Reverb Vintage Reissue

All-Star Tube Guitar Amp: Fender '65 Twin Reverb Vintage Reissue
Our Customers Say:
"Once I plugged the amp in, I was blown away by the crystal clear tones that make Fender reverb amps such a sought after piece of equipment for any guitarist looking to improve his sound. My Strat has never sounded better."
- Paschal in Markham, IL

"Crystalline cleans, that incredible, unmistakable reverb, handles pedals very well, and no matter how hard I push this baby she delivers over and over again! I find that the tone of this amp inspires my creativity, and songwriting truly becomes a pleasure and not a chore."
- Christopher in Hochston, GA

"This Fender amp looks Great on Stage and sounds even better when miked up. And yes it handles pedals great! Do yourself a favor buy it try it and love it."
- Garrick in West Jordan, UT

All-Star Multi-Effects Pedal: Line 6 Helix Floor

All-Star Multi-Effects Pedal: Line 6 Helix Floor
Our Customers Say:
"I have always been skeptical of units like this in the past. I have owned several and would have never used one on an actual gig. Those days are over. I have been using the Helix Floor unit live since I received it and have never had more compliments on my tone. Buy it! You will like it!"
- A Happy Owner in Nashville, TN

"This thing is a monster. The tones are astounding, and the ability to forgo an amp and plug straight into a PA system without losing tone is phenomenal. Cannot recommend this more."
- Simon

"I have so many amps and had competing effect pedals and never could find something that does it all... until now. I just sold my modeling amps and other pedals and I have found everything I could possibly need in this solution."
- Mark in Twin Cities, MN

All-Star Overdrive Pedal: Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9

All-Star Overdrive Pedal: Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9
Our Customers Say:
"I just got this the other day from zZounds and when I hooked it up to my amp it was like releasing a monster out of a box. If you shred, play blues, or even more some gritty funk, you can't go wrong."
- Mani in Pittsburgh, PA

"The range of this pedal is awesome and with just a little tweak, I can even sharpen the bite on heavier songs. My tone is sick with this pedal!"
- Ric in Durham, NC

"My sound was always suffering from being thin, enter the TS9, I can max the gain and still it will clean up enough from the guitar volume knob for double stops, jazzy chords, and toneful passages."
- A Happy Owner

All-Star Delay Pedal: MXR Carbon Copy

All-Star Delay Pedal: MXR Carbon Copy
Our Customers Say:
"It has a really rich thick sound. It's perfect for all types of music (country/pop/rock/exper/etc.) It's really easy to get a nice, subtle delay trailing behind or you can overload the Regen & get an awesome distortion."
- Julio

"Super quiet, old school analog delay in the best tradition. Unbelievable 600ms in this small footprint for a very reasonable price."
- A Happy Owner

"It's cool and very vintage compared to digital delays where the echo sounds exactly the same every time. The Mod feature adds some more colour to the echoes. It's a very cool-sounding pedal."
- A Happy Owner

All-Star Guitar Tuner: Boss TU-3

All-Star Guitar Tuner: Boss TU-3
Our Customers Say:
"By far the best tuner for the money hands down. This pedal is durable, reliable, and always dependable. I have seen way more expensive rack tuners that can't touch this tuner!"
- Jake in Monticello, IN

"I lived without a pedal tuner for years and years, and since getting this one, I feel like a fool for not doing it years ago. Just buy the thing - your bandmates, housemates, audience, and production crew will all be grateful, even if they don't say it."
- A Happy Owner

"If you can't tune your guitar fast and deliver the goods...you don't get a call back. This tuner has saved me lots of good gigs! And on the plus side, no tone loss at all."
- A Happy Owner

All-Star Guitar Pedalboard: Gator G-TOUR Pedalboard with Wheels

All-Star Guitar Pedalboard: Gator G-TOUR Pedalboard with Wheels
Our Customers Say:
"The Gator G-TOUR is excellent. The wheels make this easy to move around and the included 'Velcro' is the best I have ever seen. I can hold the board upside down and everything is perfectly secure...even my Line 6 M9!"
- James in Omaha, NE

"This is a great piece of gear. I purchased it to accommodate my Helix Stomp rig which consists of the normal sized Helix Stomp, the Seymour Duncan Powerstage 170, and a Furman power conditioner. This is a perfect fit for them!"
- A Happy Owner

"Most definitely recommend this case for guitarists that are looking for a good pedal board case! And it just looks really stylish with the red rubber grips and shiny metal. LOVE IT!"
- Ricky in Chicago, IL

All-Star Guitar Cable: Mogami Gold Guitar/Instrument Cable

All-Star Guitar Cable: Mogami Gold Guitar/Instrument Cable
Our Customers Say:
"Not only is this cable superiorly made, it also just makes my instruments sound better. It fits perfectly, and doesn't buzz or hum. It's quiet, and clear, and doesn't feel like it's going to fall apart with daily use. This cable is a lifer. Well worth the price. "
- Megan in San Francisco, CA

"This cable is transparent, punchier, more present, and more dynamic than anything else I've tried. Took me less than 5 minutes to notice and hear the improvement. You will too."
- Steve in Miami, FL

"BIG difference. 'Clearer' is the one word I would use. Playing guitar, pickups and amps always were the main features for sound as I always thought, but the cable does add some value to the sound clarity, and now I am a believer."
- Roland in Corydon, IN