What's in Your Feed? | Reverb Staff Picks

The contents of someone's Reverb Feed can tell you a lot about who they are as a musician. It shows you the type of gear they love or, perhaps more importantly, the sorts of music they hope to make next.

For some, it's about finding a specific item: that limited edition Jazz Bass in a unique finish that only gets listed once a year. Or maybe that rare part they're missing from a restoration project that someone, someday, might uncover and list for sale.

For others, the Feed is all about snagging good deals. If you follow a search on Reverb, you can add price filters and email alerts to get instant notifications when something gets listed below the maximum price you set. Want to see all American Deluxe Strats or Genelec Monitors under a grand? Search what you want, set your price limit, and add them to your feed—that way, you can be one of the first to make an offer.

You can also use the Reverb Feed to follow shops, specific brands and categories, year ranges (like, say, Gretsch guitars before 1967), and really anything else you can search for on Reverb.

Adding gear to your Feed is really simple: When visiting Reverb from a computer, just do any search on the site, add whatever filters you like from the filter menu, and click the button that says "Add to My Feed." The process works the same way in the Reverb app: iOs users will see a blue "+ to Feed" button, while android users will see an orange "+" button.

To give you a sense of some of the things you can add to your Reverb Feed, here are some staff picks from five Reverb staffers.

Got something cool in your Feed? Let us know in the comments.


Grant in Operations
Kawai Synths

This also-ran vintage synth brand cranked out a lot of copycat duds, but being behind the ball actually put them in a sweet spot post-DX7, and they released a couple of fantastic digital-analog hybrid polysynths in the early to mid-'80s that remain underrated.

They copped the stripped-down control and digital tech of the DX7 but kept a subtractive synthesis style, pairing digital waveforms with my personal favorite filter chip, the revered SSM2044 (used in the Polysix and many other classics, the similar 2040 was used most famously in the first rev Prophets). You get gritty lofi digital tones with tons of warmth and can crank the resonance without the sound going crapola on you. They are great. The SX210, SX240, K3, and K3M are the ones you want.

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Kawai SX-240

Britlynn in Listing Standards
Peavey T Series Guitars

The T-15, T-30, and T-60 specifically are great, USA-made vintage instruments that you can usually find in the $200–$400 USD range, depending on the model. They're built like tanks and are extremely tonally diverse, perhaps surprisingly so. The thin neck profiles are great for folks with smaller hands or arthritis. And they look sick, too.

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1978 Peavey T-60

Dan in Content
Southside Guitars

Southside Guitars has been part of the Reverb family for years now and have carved out a place as one of the foremost curators of top-shelf vintage guitars and bases on the site. They're a Brooklyn institution and every time I see their unmissable tarp photo backdrop, I feel like I'm in their store. Follow this shop if you're interested in seeing a frequently updated gallery of classic Jazzmasters, offbeat Wandres, golden age Gibson Acoustics, and other best-of-the-best vintage specimens.

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1959 Fender Jazzmaster

Tyler in Customer Engagement
Hang Drums and Tongue Drums

Hang drums and tongue drums are super inspiring and interesting percussion instruments that anyone can have a blast playing. I think a lot of folks have this idea that these are impossible to track down and when you do find one, it usually comes with a staggeringly high price tag. This really isn't the case on Reverb. If you add "Hang" or "tongue drum" to your Feed, chances are you'll spot a great deal on one sooner rather than later.

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Idiopan Dominus Steel Tongue Drum

Daniel in Customer Engagement
Fano GF6s Below $2,200

I have a thing for '70s Starcasters. Something about that body shape, the stupid-big beveled headstock says "late night jazz meets sunrise at the beach" to me. It's partly why I now keep track of the Fano GF6 (filtering for any listed for $2,200 or below, with email alerts set up for any price below $2,000). The GF6 is equal parts Fender Starcaster and Gibson ES-335. They come stock with Lollar P90s or TV Jones Power'Trons, which offer all the versatility I need—I could fingerpick delicately by day and rip it up at a rock club all night.

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2013 Fano GF6

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