Equipboard.com is a community-built database of artists and the gear they use, it is not only limited to guitarists but obviously this was the area of the site that interested me.
“Launched in late 2013, this growing community of gear-obsessed music fans have already made the connection between 13,147 products and 4,480 artists – everything from Jimi Hendrix’s guitars and amps to Aphex Twin’s arsenal of electronics.”
As an example I chose a guitarist who I know has some pretty impressive vintage gear, Robben Ford:
As you can see you can follow an artist board for more updates, share buttons and some info about the artist’s band history. Below that are a list of guitars that have been added, below is another screen grab taken on my ipad of some of the guitars currently entered into the database:
If you are a logged in member you can also add any missing pieces of the gear puzzle to your favourite artists! Below the guitars are of course amps, effects and other peripherals as you can see in the screenshot below:
As a member you can click on the “save to your list” button under each piece of gear and either choose “I have it”, write a review and choose how many stars out of five to give it, or you can choose “I want it” to add to your equipment board for your profile.
I think Equipboard is a cool idea, it’s a visual wiki of artists and the guitars, amps & effects they have used throughout their career. I think a lot of guitarists will spend a lot of time checking out the gear porn on this site!