Warning: The Gjika 10^n Guitar Amps are not for Every Guitarist

Not "Shawn Lane in a box" - this amp is for skilled players who understand how to use it

 

I'm going  to get personal here and voice my opinion as to how I feel about whether  or not the quality of your gear will make you a better player.  My simple answer would obviously be "yes".



Why  would anybody who is truly serious at being good at something, not want  the best tools that are available to hone his or her skills?  

This  topic, however, can be looked at from different angles. For example, guitarists who want to sound like the band Boston, would want to play through Rockman guitar amps.  If you want to sound like the guys that played  through "the Marshall" then you get one of those.  The thing that  happens with amplifiers like this is that no matter how many different  players plug into a Rockman, in the end, they are all going to sound a  lot like the same player.  



If  you are a beginner at playing guitar, and you plug into a device like  the Rockman, for example, you automatically have the notion of almost  sounding like you know what you are doing.  This is because the other  guitar player, with very refined skills, was plugged into the same  device, will be facing the same limitations as you, with this piece of  equipment.    



This  is where my amplifier comes into the discussion.  When a player who has  very refined skills, like Shawn Lane, plugs into my amplifiers, they  are blown away by the fact that the ball and chain of other people's  sounds are no longer in the way of their refined skills and can now  begin to create their own, completely individual voice with their  guitars.  

This has been one of the main design concepts for me since I started building amps a long time ago. I  always knew I wanted to build amps for really great players, and  provide them with something that allows them to create what they want.   This amp is so sensitive to the input and control and attitude (mad  skills of a great player) that it allows them to have total control over  how they sound. If they want to sound like themselves, it's all there.  If they want to mimic someone else, then they can use the skills they  have in their hands to do that also. 


  

So  here comes the WARNING:  This amp, is not "Shawn Lane in a box".  You  cannot hide behind anything playing through this amp.  This amp will  require you to ask it what to do.  You will have to use your skills to  get the goods.  If you already have all the skills, the second you play  through this amp, you will be digging in and pulling out whatever it is  that you want from it.    

OK,  so now am I saying that a beginner should not own a 10^n?  Absolutely  not.  If most players who now have a boatload of skills did not waste a  whole bunch of years playing through inferior amps that hindered them  from developing skills as an individual player, they would have been  where they are now a whole lot sooner.    

So this is the debate on whether or not quality gear is going to make you a better player...  



As  you can see, it's more complicated than whether the gear is simply  "quality" or not, What it's really about is your attitude toward what  kind of player you want to become.  If all you ever want to do is become  a "copycat" player who sounds just like all those other guys, then go  after that kind of equipment.  But, if you are committed to accepting  that you control the equipment instead of the equipment controlling you,  then you are going to find out that finding your own voice and  developing skills to really be in control of your guitar playing  requires a lot of hard work.   


 

If you are ready for this, then the 10^n is the last and only amp you will ever need.   



If you are the one who already has all the mad skills, then you really need this amp.