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K&M 85055-000-55 3/8 AND 5/8 MICROPHONE CLIP Mic Clamps and accessories
K&M 85055-000-55 3/8 AND 5/8 MICROPHONE CLIP Mic Clamps and accessories
Offered by Musicoy
Price: £2.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent replacement clip, 16 Jun. 2015
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Excellent replacement product if you have damaged or lost a microphone stand clip! After some kindly soul switched one of my nearly new Shure microphone clips for a damaged one I had to replace the dud one that was left after a multi-band gig. These clips are robust and hold our Shure SM58 microphones very tightly. One comment that I agree with from a previous reviewer is that the thread adapters (for the microphone stand screw top) are made from plastic. Plastic adapters on metal microphone stand screws might be a recipe for cross threading, so just like a previous reviewer I replaced the plastic ones with metal adaptors - an inexpensive 'upgrade' that can save much angst at some future time! Apart from that personal preference I have no hesitation in recommending this product and would purchase again should the need arise.


Accu Case Microphone Case for 12 Microphones
Accu Case Microphone Case for 12 Microphones
Offered by Envirel
Price: £35.49

4.0 out of 5 stars A good solution for carrying microphones safely., 16 Jun. 2015
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After reading the reviews and asking a coupe of questions I went ahead and purchased this to carry the band's Shure SM58 microphones. I would agree with one of the previous reviewers that the left hinge support can 'bend' inward when closing the lid because mine does too! However we only carry six microphones and I leave the left hand rows empty of microphones and use the slots to carry the microphone stand adaptors.
If you use ball head microphones, such as the Shure SM58 you may, like me, wish to leave the left side row clear of microphones, one reviewer confirmed he does not experience the problem of the support 'bending inward' so this is evidently not a problem with all the cases.
In terms of security, a case full of expensive microphones would benefit from locking, it has a type of hasp/staple device that keeps the lid closed, but this case requires an external padlock such as those readily available to secure luggage to make it secure.
For the interior there is excellent padding around the microphones, the microphones are well supported and do not 'sink' into their slots. If other folk put the microphones into the box after a gig, make sure that they do not push the microphones firmly because the foam will 'give' and the microphone hole enlarge. The right hand side of the case is a bit of a carry all. It is not sufficient to carry lengthy microphone leads but could be used to carry other kit, spare microphone stand clips, or other 'stuff' that seems to accumulate the more gigs a band does!
It seems a bit tough to restrict this to a 4 star review but the metal lid support strap is something that might affect others who purchase this case and in my view there is a risk, albeit a small one, that the case may not take 12 microphones without the risk of 'catching' a ball head as the lid is closed. Such an occurrence can probably be solved with some localised ingenuity but it should not be necessary to resort to that. Having said that if you have a good number of microphones to carry then this case could be ideal for your needs.


Behringer B205D Eurolive 150W PA/Monitor Speaker System
Behringer B205D Eurolive 150W PA/Monitor Speaker System
Price: £141.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice bit of kit!, 16 Jun. 2015
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This is a small compact PA/Monitor that is great as a practice amp, great as a personal monitor playing in a large band and large enough to be used as a personal PA for a singer/guitarist - I have used this in all three situations. It is compact and even comes with a mount adaptor for fitting to a suitable stand. The output is crisp (there are two inputs, one for instrument and one for microphone, plus a couple of RCA inputs. Requires an electrical supply (not battery operated) I did struggle to find a suitable case to keep/carry it in to gigs but solved the challenge with a Aluminium Flight Case Silver DJ Tool Box 450x310x240mm Internal Divider (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00ORXNASU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00) bought via Amazon for £25.48. This case houses the Behringer B205D Eurolive 150W PA/Monitor and with the supplied divider, also carries a mic, leads etc, in safety.
Highly recommended as a personal portable PA.


Brennenstuhl 1290643 240V Circuit Breaker Plug
Brennenstuhl 1290643 240V Circuit Breaker Plug
Price: £16.05

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well designed and simplicity itself to fit., 6 May 2015
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You probably need this if you have a long extension cable as current electrical requirements are for cables over 10 metre in length to be fitted with an earth leakage circuit breaker unless connected to an outlet with an ECB. Connecting this plug with integral ECB is the same as connecting a regular UK 13 amp type plug and takes only a few minutes. A useful feature is the bottom cable entry allowing the cable to hang down, an essential feature when using the plug with a weatherproof socket outlet fitted with a lid. The small indicator is difficult to see making its effectiveness as a warning doubtful. The test button is easy to operate. The selling price makes this product value for money when compared with more expensive less versatile plugs with ECB. The product arrived on time and came with clear fitting instructions. The product was easy to unpack. Highly recommended!


Handbook of Portable Appliance Testing: The Complete Reference Book for Anyone Wanting to Carry Out PAT Testing
Handbook of Portable Appliance Testing: The Complete Reference Book for Anyone Wanting to Carry Out PAT Testing
by Seggy T. Segaran
Edition: Paperback
Price: £32.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A good companion to the MemoryPAT Downloadable PAT Tester, 6 May 2015
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A good companion to the MemoryPAT Downloadable PAT Tester. It contains a clear explanation of current PAT requirements. Who should buy this book? If you have no electrical theory or practical experience and expect to undertake PAT then you should buy this book. If you have some knowledge the book is a useful reference source and worth the purchase price.


MemoryPAT Downloadable PAT Tester with Display and Memory
MemoryPAT Downloadable PAT Tester with Display and Memory
Offered by Ohm Books
Price: £334.80

5.0 out of 5 stars This product may well save you money, 6 May 2015
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If you have a lot of kit that require a Portable Appliance Test this product may well save you money in the longer term. It is simplicity itself to use. First Stop Safety have a useful website with tutorial videos if you have no electrical theory or practical experience. A highly recommended product, just one point is that the annual test of the product by FSS is expensive so keep this in mind if doing a cost analysis compared to a purchased service. There is a small supply of consumable labels provided and replacements are readily available online. I have not tried to download test results to a laptop yet. I found it easier to develop an Access database to record results directly onto a product record. This enables a test report to be printed for each item tested, a feature missing from the tester.


Aluminium Flight Case Silver DJ Tool Box 450x310x240mm Internal Divider
Aluminium Flight Case Silver DJ Tool Box 450x310x240mm Internal Divider
Offered by Allendale Stores
Price: £25.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful Case, good value, 6 May 2015
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A great case but you may need to line it with foam pads if full protection required. I use it to carry a Eurolive 205D Guitar amplifier and leads plus various bits of kit to gigs. I don't think it is strong enough as a flight case but for carrying kit in a car boot it is ideal. Product arrived on time with no problems.


ZOOM FS01 FOOTSWITCH Amp and effect accessories Footswitches
ZOOM FS01 FOOTSWITCH Amp and effect accessories Footswitches

5.0 out of 5 stars A simple switch that works, 29 Mar. 2014
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Robustly made from metal, this is a straight forward foot switch with detachable lead. Not heavy and packs away easy.
Works for me!


kenable 3 Pin XLR Male Plug to 6.35mm 1/4 inch Mono Jack Socket Adapter
kenable 3 Pin XLR Male Plug to 6.35mm 1/4 inch Mono Jack Socket Adapter

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep one in your kit bag, 29 Mar. 2014
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This is the accessory you should keep in your kit bag. Not expensive and a bit like a spanner in that it will sit there doing nothing until you need it - then you will be pleased that you spent a few quid!
The product was delivered on time in a suitable 'jiffy' bag.
Like many of the spanners in my mechanic toolkit I have not used this socket adapter yet so cannot comment on its efficiency.


Seeker Churches: Promoting Traditional Religion in a Nontraditional Way: Promoting Traditional Religion in a Non-traditional Way
Seeker Churches: Promoting Traditional Religion in a Nontraditional Way: Promoting Traditional Religion in a Non-traditional Way
Price: £13.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful and helpful, 29 Mar. 2014
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I have found this book very useful in understanding the concept of a Seeker service. Our church has introduced a seeker service as an alternative to our traditional morning service and I used this book to research the alternative ways of providing a worship opportunity. Having said that many of the concepts described are more suited to a more open USA style of worship than the more traditional Anglican congregation. I do believe that many of the alternative ways of delivering worship that the author describes are exciting and his comparison between seeker and traditional types of church are very helpful for anyone in the UK thinking of introducing a seeker service alongside a traditional service.


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