The purpose of the reviews section is to share knowledge and opinion, in an easily searchable format, about the gear that we own and have used.
It is expressly not intended to be for reviews of the shiniest newest model release designed to encourage GAS - we'll leave that to the magazines and certain YT channels.
This is for real-life, warts'n'all, I've owned and used it for ages, reviews.
So, you should have owned & used the item for at least 3 months, and the longer the better.
Also note that writing a "this is absolutely stunning bargain" reviews today, followed by a FS ad tomorrow will be "discouraged".
Reviews will be subjective - it's all about your opinion and assessment, against your criteria and based on your experience. So expect and accept that someone else may well have a different opinion on the exact same piece of gear. We'd like to encourage a follow-on debate for each review, whether that's Q&A, a request for more details, or whatever. If you post a review, please be ready to contribute to any replies to your review.
Each review should have its own thread. So, if someone has already reviewed the exact same guitar, amp or whatever, you're very welcome to add your own comment to their review, but if you want to write your own review, please do so in a separate thread.
To help search the reviews, the format of the headings should be consistent;
Manufacturer - Model - Variant - Year
We debated having a fill-in-the-blanks template for the reviews, but decided to keep it less formal and use guidelines instead. See the next post for the guidelines, which we'll keep updated based on experience and feedback.
However, for consistency, it might help if the review was split into a series of separate posts;
Post1 - the words
Post2 - the pics
Post3 - (optional) any other media (videos, soundclips, etc).
As soon as you submit the first post to create the new thread, immediately "reserve" the 2nd and 3rd posts in your new thread by posting replies (which can be simple ".." comments).