One of my biggest concerns while traveling (either teching or playing) is having a decent and reliable amplifier to work with. If your band is doing one show or a short run that involves a lot of hectic travel you’re probably not going to have your normal rig easily accessible.
There have been many articles about upgrading Squier guitars and modding them with better parts. One of the more popular models being the J Mascis Signature Squier Jazzmaster.
Why does the world need another tube screamer? Well, that is the question Jamie Stillman, the brains behind Earthquaker Devices asked himself before building what is now their spin on the classic overdrive/distortion, the Palisades. If I’m being honest with you all (and I’m not) I was never always a tube screamer player.