A Barnes & Noble sound system. A sort of fake sounding piano patch. An electric guitar probably running direct. A New York police siren in the background.

And still I’m brought to tears.

Music is something more than gear, more than you can buy, more than you can produce…more than the sum of its parts. If you could define it fully, the magic might be lost. But it certainly has something to do with heart and soul…which are things of which we in this day and age could certainly do with more.

So turn off The Gear Page. Turn off the hundreds of Facebook Gear Pages. Turn off this blog. I’m sure that Strymon would agree with me that you don’t need an El Capistan to play what’s in your heart.