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Music Gear Guides

We analyze feedback from tens of thousands of music gear owners and process that data with the Gearank Algorithm to produce rating scores out of 100 for thousands of individual musical instruments and equipment.

Our results and recommendations are presented and explained in Gear Guides like these:

Acoustic Guitars - From $100 to $2000

The Highest Rated Acoustic Guitars
Martin dominates the ratings yet again with their 000-15M and D-15M scoring an almost perfect 99! Taylor wasn't too far behind with their Academy 10 scoring 97.

Vocal Effects Processors - Pedals & Stand Mounted

The Highest Rated Vocal Effects Pedals
Publication of our October 2021 Edition resulted in the top spot going jointly to the Boss VE-20, Zoom V3 and TC Helicon VoiceLive Play Acoustic.

Live Vocal Microphones - Handheld / Wired

Live Vocal Microphones - Handheld / Wired
The premium Neumann KMS 105 topped the rankings but shared that honor with the more modestly priced Sennheiser e935 along with strong results from Shure and Earthworks.

Powered PA Speakers - All Prices Up To $2000

Powered PA Speakers
QSC extends their dominance with no other brand out ranking them in any of the 3 main price brackets with their CP8, CP12, K8.2, K10.2, K12.2 and KW153.

Studio Condenser Mics - Small to Large Diaphragm

The Highest Rated Condenser Mics
An amazing 5-way tie for the top spot in large-diaphragm condensers: LA-320, TLM 102, WA-251, KSM42/SG and WA-47.

Microphone Preamps - All Prices up to $1000

The Highest Rated Mic Preamps - All Prices up to $1000
Grace Design's m101 is the highest rated for condenser mics while the Cloudlifter CL-1 topped the dynamic mic ratings.

88 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards

The Highest Rated 88 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards
For the first time in 5 years, we now have a new number 1 with the Arturia KeyLab 88 MKII topping the rankings while the previous number 1, the Kawai VPC1, came in 2nd.

Electronic Drum Sets - Standard & Hybrid

The Highest Rated Electronic Drum Sets - Standard & Hybrid
Covering all price ranges, the highest rated overall is a standard kit, the Roland V-Drums TD-17KV, while the highest rate hybrid set is the Roland VAD306.

7 String Electric Guitars - $200 to $2000

The Highest Rated 7-String Electric Guitars
The Schecter C-7 FR-S Apocalypse topped the rankings in the regular scale section and the Schecter Reaper-7 Multiscale topped the multiscale guitars.

Tube Amps - Combo Up to $1000

The Highest Rated Combo Tube Amps
We have a stunning 3-way tie between the Vox AC15C1, Vox AC15C1X and Vox AC30S1 all of which scored an impressive Gearank Rating of 96.


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Gearank Stats

2,509,793 individual reviews and ratings had been processed for Gearank as of November 25th, 2021.

Gear to Glean

Evans RF12D: Equal Highest Rated Drum Practice Pad with a Gearank Rating of 97 based on 3950+ sources.