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32GB KingSpec 1.8-inch PATA/IDE SSD Solid State Disk (MLC)
32GB KingSpec 1.8-inch PATA/IDE SSD Solid State Disk (MLC)
Offered by KEZOLL
Price: £37.48

1.0 out of 5 stars Poor., 6 April 2016
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First unit was 16GB, second unit reported 32GB was actually 16GB. This seems to be an issue with these units. There are alternatives, such as CF card via an adaptor which work in a similar manner.
One to be avoided.


Eliza Tinsley 2014MB/LBK Medium Back Leather Faced Armchair -  Black
Eliza Tinsley 2014MB/LBK Medium Back Leather Faced Armchair - Black
Price: £42.99

3.0 out of 5 stars For lightweights, small people and children., 4 April 2016
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I am no bear of a man, I'm average physique-wise. Perhaps a few extra layers of insulation to keep my six-pack chilled, but that's all. I'm minded of attending primary school parents evenings and sitting on the kiddie chairs. This feels 3/4 sized and flimsy with a continual left/right/fore/aft instability.
Easy to assemble and it included the allen key + spare bolt, but disappointing as a chair for a grown person. The cover is thin, the padding thin, the seat base narrow and the back low.
My daughter is interested in a swap for her non-wheeled, folding chair. So am I, so am I.


Behringer UT300 Effects Pedal
Behringer UT300 Effects Pedal
Price: £21.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Basically brilliant, 2 Oct. 2015
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Overall, this is a good pedal. No discernible tone suck and tremolo effects aplenty.
The rate goes from almost a second 'peak to peak' to a very chopped up sound indeed with the most usable range spread out across most of the sweep. This is better than having to micro-tweak a sensitive control. Depth controls the volume reduction, and again, goes from a barely there shimmer to full on on/off chopping. This one is a little more sensitive, not overly so. The LFO varies from sawtooth through sine to square with sine being around the 12'O'Clock on the dial and where mine lives. Great for shimmer, adding texture, or with a fuzz box, going for some fantastic Link Wray sounds. Think 'Rumble' and you're there.
Need a tremolo pedal?, give this serious consideration. It's a good pedal and damn the price.
Price. That great leveller. What you don't get is a die-cast mazac/zinc case. You get heavy duty plastic. The method for installing a battery is quite simple, squish the hinge pins in and the pedal part pops off. Just like a Digitech then. It works, but I use a daisy chain supply in preference to batteries. The location of the PSU jack is a bit of a pain. I wish they'd put it on the rear as it does interfere with angled input jacks. That aside, for the one or two songs where you'd use a tremolo, save yourself some cash and get this instead of the Boss TR2.


SubZero Tube-H5 Guitar Amp Head
SubZero Tube-H5 Guitar Amp Head
Offered by Gear4music
Price: £89.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Class act Class A, 16 May 2015
This review is from: SubZero Tube-H5 Guitar Amp Head
I have a growing collection of amps, mainly low power, all with differing voices, but one type was missing. I didn't have a single ended class A EL84.
This is a hissy little thing at idle with some volume dialled in, but as soon as a note is present, all hiss is forgotten on the clean channel. The gain channel is even hissier and to my ears, not wholly convincing. There is a reason for this. When you press the button, it engages an IC. There are two ICs present, one for tone, one for gain. They're innocuous enough, but better gain sounds can be had from a clean boost pedal to really drive the clean, or just wind everything to 11 and back the volume off at the guitar instead for cleans, then guitar to 10 for leads/breaks.
IC tonestack and gain aside, the PCB seems well made. Some glue/flux splodges but nothing of note. The pots are inexpensive, but they work without crackle. The capacitors resemble more those found in power supplies, but they work. Possible upgrade path there.
The transformers are small. The output transformer has taps for 4+8ohm, which makes for easy cab pairing.
Construction wise, you aren't going to get finger joint birch ply. You get MDF. You also get well applied blue pleather/tolex, a neat grille cloth, metal corner guards and a cute leather handle. All well done.
Sound wise, well, the gain channel is bettered by a clean boost or overdrive, but it works. What I'm interested is how well it handles cleans. If the cleans were mush, it went back. I've kept it. Single coil through a SubZero G110 cab, it sings very well. Real low bass is absent in both the amp and G110 cab, but the mids are clean, the bass isn't woffly and the treble needs rolling off. At least that tone IC works without sucking too much.
Through a pair of 1x10's and the bass returns, mids are better balanced and the upper end really sings out in the way only this class of amp can. There is a fragility surrounding the upper register and a Vox like chime cutting through. Don't need ther treble boost with this one on single coils for sure!.
Humbuckers can mud up sometimes, but a good clean amp helps. Again, no need for a treble boost and now we get real authority in the sound. A switch to a 1x12" necessitated rolling off some bass and calmed any errant treble. A short burst at full volume proved they aren't lying about 5watts. This thing through efficient speakers is loud. I'd say loud enough for a small gig with a calm, capable drummer. Mic for louder anyway.
So, it is small, cute, capable and affordable. It sounds good through a range of speakers. Ignoring the gain button, which is OK, but can be easily bettered, this is a very well featured amplifier that suits home use and will probably, PA pending, be OK for small gigs/rehearsals too.
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QUALITY TONE BAR FOR LAP STEEL GUITAR BY CLEARWATER
QUALITY TONE BAR FOR LAP STEEL GUITAR BY CLEARWATER
Offered by Really Useful Music Company (RUMC)
Price: £15.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good backup/alternative to a Shubb., 20 April 2015
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Comfortable to use and makes a good sound on my lap steel. Far better than glass or brass rounds ( too light ) or the round tonebar ( I couldn't hold it ) for me. Weighty enough to work but not too heavy. It's smaller and lighter than my Shubb, and to me, more comfy. Similar shape, so the smaller size must just suit my small ( for a bloke ) hands better.
No real downsides. Mine came from the Really Useful Music company. Arrived quickly enough, packed in a padded jiffy. Who needs a presentation box anyway :-)


Hotone Nano Legacy Speaker Cab
Hotone Nano Legacy Speaker Cab
Offered by redappleaudio
Price: £49.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good companion for the Nano Legacy heads, with reservations., 15 April 2015
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The Hotone Nano heads are superb amplifiers. To have those sounds at reasonable volume levels is quite an achievement, but even a 1x10 is a bit much to carry. Enter the micro-cab.
It is a heavy little thing, with a useful parallel out for additional speakers/D.I box etc.. No frivolous top handle, so the amp sits properly. It comes with a short speaker cable suitable for connecting to a Nano head or linking cabs up.
Soundwise, it is a boxy, nasal thing compared to a larger cab. Of course it is. It is a little thing after all, but, it does have its own sound going off and it is reminiscent of a valve radio. Works very well for clean, single note or chords, but musses up with gain and distortion to a muddy mess.
Listened to at about 6' away though, and it isn't a bad sound at all. There is still some dynamic attack and adding a reverb makes for some very retro sounds indeed.
Not a vital add-on by any means. The Nano heads sound fantastic through large cabs, but this fits in a bag easily, doesn't sound like garbage and looks damn cute.
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Blackstar FLY 3 Battery Combo Stereo Pack
Blackstar FLY 3 Battery Combo Stereo Pack
Offered by Wildwire Guitars
Price: £79.00

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking good amp pack., 6 April 2015
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No brainer purchase. Don't think, just buy if you need a small, good sounding amp.
Yes the bass is all but missing, but it is implied. It is in the overall sound. Yes, sometimes they do sound like little boxes, that's because they are. But...
Good cleans, nice dirt, great delay, ISF works well. The stereo image produced belies the size. The dry sound comes from the speakers, but the wet seems to come from around them. Very subtle and very pleasant. I'm using them connected to my television as extension speakers. Vastly superior sound quality to the awful speakers fitted to the television plus I get the bonus of a practice amp in the living room. Makes for great playalongs too.
Compared to pretty much every other micro-combo, it wipes the floor with their sorry carcasses. A very enjoyable amp to play. The headphones/line out are 'emulated' so your guitar doesn't sound like a banjo on a bad day. It actually records via the line out remarkably well too.
The onboard gain is nice enough and very usable, but this also takes pedals very well too and a subtle overdrive sweetens the deal. Loud enough to mildly irritate neighbours. Recommended.


Danelectro Fab Distortion Effects Pedal
Danelectro Fab Distortion Effects Pedal
Offered by Wildwire Guitars
Price: £16.95

5.0 out of 5 stars What a disgusting little pedal., 2 Mar. 2015
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Horrible, horrible sound. Hades unleashed when the controls are dimed. Just the sound I wanted. Nasty, insistent, nagging with surprisingly clear pinch harmonics jumping out, sometimes when I didn't even play one. \m/
Stripe of tippex on the control knobs allows you to see where in the sweep you are. At low distortion levels, it sounds like a good overdrive meets Gnasher. Wind the distortion up and giggle. This does nasty remarkably well and all for the price of a takeaway pizza. Unlike pizza, this will only make your sound fat.
Great value for money for a vile ( this is good!, not my usual style but I needed some nasty ) sounding pedal.


Set of 2 Double Coil Humbucker 6 String Electric Guitar Pickup Neck+Bridge Pickups
Set of 2 Double Coil Humbucker 6 String Electric Guitar Pickup Neck+Bridge Pickups
Offered by Kmise
Price: £8.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, fine sounding., 2 Mar. 2015
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These are fully potted, quite high output but with warm overtone pickups. In terms of output, they aren't 'Bare Knuckle' or 'Seymour Duncan' hot thankfully. Much better than the 490/500 clones factory fitted in terms of punch and balance. They respond well to tone and volume control changes and will happily drive an overdrive into overdrivey goodness without harsh upper overtones or muddy mess at the low end.
Knocked a star off because the bobbins aren't level and the lead for the neck was rather too short.
Cabling is otherwise very good quality.


2sets Locking Tune-o-matic Guitar Bridge Roller Saddle for Gibson Lp Replacement
2sets Locking Tune-o-matic Guitar Bridge Roller Saddle for Gibson Lp Replacement
Offered by Kmise
Price: £7.86

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great upgrade., 2 Mar. 2015
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Doddle to fit to a pair of elderly Cort manufactured SG clones. Suitable for Metric bridges, these replaced Sung Il BM002. The posts fitted the sockets already in the body, so no worries there. Basic position set before fitting, then intoning was a doddle. No difference to the sound and they still sustain until next week.
Fitted them because of string breakage issues, not because there is a whammy involved ( there isn't ). Tune-O-Matics knife-edge string cutters be damned! + I'd swear they're easier to tune/hold tune better but that is probably all in my mind ( there is a lot of room in there ).
Got a Far Eastern Metric LP or SG?, snapping strings at the bridge?, fit one of these. All the rollers rolled, all the threads were cut properly.


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