About Us At Killer Rig
Killer Rig was created to be a community of musicians sharing experiences with musical instruments, gear and learning. There so many options when it comes to equipment and so much knowledge out there that it can be hard to find what you are looking for.
And so building a community where all this can be brought together in one place can do nothing but good things for the people who are a part of it!
Currently Killer Rig is a two person crew, striving to provide the best reviews on new gear, information for growth as a player and tips and tricks to get the best quality out of what you are trying to accomplish musically.
We are musicians and gear nerds that love to use the newest stuff on the market. Technology continues to bring better musical products and lots of them! We are fortunate enough to be a part of the music industry where we can get close to new gear and manufacturers.
Attending shows like NAMM is something we do annually! We understand that many cannot, and so we have decided to create this site to help others who are searching for information.
How We Do Reviews
A good review covers all bases. Great tone or sound, durability, functionality, feedback and so much more! Putting together a review that is as objectionable as possible takes focus and an understanding of what others like as well.
For us, we know what we like when it comes to gear and tone. With all the different kinds of products out there we try to be as picky as possible in order to find the gems in the bunch.
In order to be different than other sites that just throw up reviews of mediocre products, we dig deeper and listen to what others have to say as well. If the product is junk, we don’t give it the time of day and neither should you.
We are independent, there are no shareholders to drive us to sell products for anyone. We do this for the love of all things music as we are musicians at heart. It is all about the passion, not the profits!
We spend hours testing gear in many different situations from live to recording. Each piece of gear gets inspected for build quality, sound, durability and comfort among other things.
And we love every moment of it!
Who We Are
Don East - Chief Editor
I have been a musician for many years now. My passion for music and creating music eventually took me into the industry where i created many products as a designer. Electronics was a passion as well as music and so i was able to bring them together and get involved with designing new products for companies in the music world.
I love what i do, but i also love sharing what i know with others who are as passionate as i am. And because i am involved in the musical product manufacturing world, i can bring information to those who are not.
Killer Rig is where i can do this. To be able to collaborate with other musicians and create an online community sharing our opinions on gear and teaching others who are getting started just makes sense to me. So i hope you come along for the ride and can take away some great knowledge and a Killer Rig!
Tim Greenwood - Writer
My love for music started at an early age. Listening to bands that changed my generation inspired me to play an instrument. Guitar was where it all began for me and lead me to play in many bands as i worked on growing as a musician. Eventually i began building a studio and got into recording. Whether it was my project or another, my love for music was evident in every project i took on. Since then i have learned to play other instruments and continue to hone my skills.
Being a part of a community has helped me to improve as a musician and so getting involved with Killer Rig was a great opportunity. It will allow me to give back and be a part of something great that will benefit us all as it continues to grow. I'm very excited to be a part of this and can't wait to see where it takes us!
How We Finance the Website
Doing reviews on new gear can be expensive. We are lucky enough to have relationships with some musicians that will borrow us gear from time to time. But a majority of reviews are done by purchasing the gear to use for the reviews ourselves.
This usually nets us a loss when the reviews are done and we need to sell the gear to buy more gear to review. So we try and recoup some of the cost by recommending the products on the Amazon marketplace. These are called affiliate links.
When our audience clicks an affiliate link to Amazon and buys the gear we recommend, Amazon gives us a small commission as a way to say thanks. This doesn’t mean the price of the gear is higher, no its the same price. It just means we got a small piece of the price, and this helps us to break even and buy more gear.
Its a win win for both the person who benefited from the review, and to us as well as we were able to provide the review! And we didn’t go broke trying to provide it! So we want to thank you for your support! We will continue to bring the best reviews and information we can!
If you like, you can read about our affiliate disclosure here.