Welcome! JoeBonamassaGear.com was started to be an online fan-site and resource for those looking to learn more about what helps craft Joe Bonamassa’s signature blues guitar tone. I say “help” craft because the first thing anyone needs to know is that just having the right pedals, guitars, amps, etc, won’t make you sound like Joe Bonamassa. Do two singers sound alike simply because they use the same microphone? Of course not. And the same is true for guitarists. However, it is true that having the right gear goes a long way. The playing style and technique is up to you.
There is a lot of information regarding Joe Bonamassa’s gear all over the internet. And regardless of that, there are still newcomers starting forum posts with titles like “What is the best amp for Bonamassa tone?” Typically this gets an eye-roll from other forum members, as the question has usually been answered numerous times, in numerous places. Well, this site can now be the single source for all of the Bonamassa-tone questions that are out there.
On this site you’ll mostly find the gear Joe currently uses, but possibly some gear he has used in the past as well. One of the great things about Joe’s equipment, is that most of it can be purchased “over the counter” – that is, most of his gear is commercially available at any major music store, such as Guitar Center, Musician’s Friend, or Amazon.com. Most of the gear listed here will be linked to where you can buy it.
There are many sources of information that have contributed to this site. If you have something you’d like to add, or if you see an error, please contact us here.
Thanks for visiting, and good luck in your tone quest! Ready to start? Head on over to the Guitars page…