All Equipboard Authors

Equipboard authors are passionate music gear experts. We only publish articles and reviews from people with years of experience and first hand use of the products they review. We are also proud members of The National Association of Music Merchants.

Get in touch!

Michael Pierce


Michael bought his first guitar, a Fender California Series Stratocaster in Candy Apple Red, in 1998. He likes rock of all types, from classic to punk to metal. Michael co-founded Equipboard to satisfy his curiosity around what gear his guitar heroes use.

Read More »

Giulio Chiarenza


Giulio co-founded Equipboard with his friend Michael. He plays the piano, guitar, drums, and had a brief stint signed to a label as an electronic music producer.

Read More »

Paul Kinman


Paul is a session guitar player who is also a two time BCCMA award winner and a final ballot 'Guitar Player of the Year' Nominee, and has played many large festivals, clubs, theatres, and arenas across the country, done many Radio/TV performances, and opened for artists such as, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Randy Houser, Sam Hunt, High Valley, and many more. He is also endorsed by Prestige Guitars and Mission Engineering.

Read More »

Mason Hoberg


Mason is a freelance music gear writer that contributes to Equipboard, Reverb, TuneCore, Music Aficionado, and more. He plays the guitar and mandolin and resides in Wyoming.

Read More »

Nik Farr


Nik bought his first guitar at age 16, and has performed as a vocalist and rhythm guitarist in various bands. He also plays bass, keyboards, and programs drum machines and synths. Nik's latest project is the band DIVVISIONS, a blend of modern electronic sensibilities with the atmosphere and songwriting of classic alternative.

Read More »

James Marchione


James Marchione is a multi-instrumentalist and engineer with numerous music and film credits throughout the early 2000s. Following the break-up of his own band, Under Your Bed, James left the entertainment industry and will never look back but he continues to test and review new equipment, design gear for himself and select clients as well as compose his own music and occasionally mix records for others.

Read More »