Watch the Robbie's Gear online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from Lick Logic

Let's run down the gear I used on this course: Firstly, the guitar is a Yamaha Revstar 720B - B standing for "Bigsby". We've got Filtertron pickups here - they're humbucking pickups, so they're quiet and give you a great single coil sound. There's a dry switch on the guitar, which basically acts as a bass cut, taking some of the low end frequency out, which sounds particularly great for rhythm guitar. The top is flame maple, with a rosewood fretboard, mahogany back, and locking tuners. I use D'Addario strings. I'm running the guitar using Planet Waves cables into my Robbie Calvo Signature Soul Driver Overdrive Pedal, which is a dual channel overdrive with a compressor. If you want one, go to

This is running into a Line 6 Helix, which I've been using for nearly two years. I really love it - I use it for nylon string, acoustic, and electric guitar gigs. I've used it in the studio, I've used it here at TrueFire, and at live shows as well. I've got all my setlists programmed into it, and it acts as your amp, speakers, and effects all in one box that can fit in a backpack and come with you everywhere. It is a lifesaver for traveling. The other thing you should know about it is that you can download your setlist to your computer, put it on a thumbdrive, and rent one of these anywhere and USB your setlist to another Helix. Everything you had in there for your setlist will come up.

I'm very appreciative to the companies that work with me and believe in me. Feel free to reach out to me anywhere and I'll give you all the information about my gear that you need!