- Aug 3, 2021
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That's very true. I used to believe every tone I heard in gear demo/reviews. I learned not to the hard way.I think Youtube can be very helpful, along with some forum advice for selecting pickups, speakers, amps, guitars, etc. - Not that last word, but helpful.
Compression and fidelity aside though, you have to factor in the reality that if the person demoing the gear was sitting in the same room with you and then handed you the guitar so you could check it out, odds are what you heard through the amp with your playing would be different than what you heard from them.
I have too much experience with this. ...Handing someone a guitar and wondering how they're getting that tone from the gear we're playing. Also the reverse. I can make something sound fantastic and they sound... meh.
Youtube, sound clips and forums are helpful tools. But not the last word. Your experience, style and tastes are the last word for you.