The Best Guitar Gadgets to Buy in 2022

Whether your guitar is brand-new from the factory or simply new to you, there are a variety of small gadgets that can have a large impact on your playing experience. From swappable items that reduce unwanted vibration noise to solid cleaning supplies, we'll be taking a look below at the most helpful accessories you can buy for your new guitar right now.

Guitar/Bass Multi-Tool

Fender Guitar / Bass Multi-Tool

Absolutely every guitarist and bassist should have a multi-tool in their case. Plenty of different brands make them, and which one you get is less important than making sure you have one at all. The Fender multi-tool pictured here packs 14 invaluable tools into a compact, Swiss Army knife form factor. Some of these tools include truss rod-sized hex wrenches with ball ends, a truss rod socket, various screw driver sizes, a precision ruler, and more.

String Cleaner

ToneGear SCG1 The String Cleaner

Cleaning your guitar strings regularly will help extend their life and protect against wear-related breaks. For all of your string cleaning needs, we recommend The String Cleaner from ToneGear. The product's unique design allows for a full 360 degrees of string cleaning action without the use of messy solutions or chemicals. Instead, the pads that clip over the strings are made from washable microfiber for long-term reusability.

Fender Strap Blocks

fender strap blocks

Another thing every guitarist could benefit from is a sturdy set of strap blocks. Tons of other strap-locking solutions exist out there, but we particularly like these Fender strap blocks for how easy to install and reliable they are compared to the others. Instead of having to remove or replace your existing strap buttons, just slide these strap blocks right over them and you're done.

Gliding Capo

Glider GL-1 Capo

The GL-1 Glider Capo is one of the most popular and regularly purchased capos on Reverb with good reason. In addition to be affordable, it's really versatile for players who use a capo regularly in different positions. Instead of clamping on and off, players can use their thumb or picking hand to roll it up and down the fretboard for seamless key changes. When not in use, you can easily roll it up over the nut for storage. Because of its design, it's also quite gentle on frets and finishes.

Tremolo Tension Springs

Fender Tremolo Springs

If you own any guitars with tremolo arms from Fender's American or American Standard series, you know that the arm itself can be a little wobbly by design. If you'd rather a trem arm that you can set in a fixed position, these tension springs are worth a look. Prior to installing your tremolo arm, just insert one of these springs directly into the arm receptacle, and the arm will stay put when you're not trying to use it.

Noiseless Tremolo Springs

Noiseless Tremolo Springs - Red (Heavy Duty)

If unwanted noise is your biggest tremolo-related concern, check out these noiseless tremolo springs. Coated with a special polymer, these springs were designed to eliminate spring tension-related noise that emanates through your pickups for a tighter, crisper overall guitar sound—especially at higher volumes.

Gruv Gear FretWrap

Gruv Gear Fret Wrap)

Another great solution for a different kind of unwanted noise is the FretWrap from Gruv Gear. Players can use these wraps to cut overtones, unwanted resonance, and all other kinds of string buzz by sliding it right over the top of their strings near the base of the headstock and adjusting the pressure to your liking. These are especially useful tools for fast playing, two-hand tapping, or any situation where you could use some extra muting for cleaner takes.

EverTune Bridge

fixed evertune bridge model g

If you're handy enough to swap parts or know a trusted guitar tech, the EverTune bridge is another gadget worth a look. It's a patented design that uses individual springs installed on the seat of each string and specially configured saddles to provide better overall stability that will keep your guitar consistently in tune.

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