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Gator 2U Rack Bag - Nylon Over Plywood Construction
Gator 2U Rack Bag - Nylon Over Plywood Construction
Price: £44.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robust construction offering excellent protection., 18 Feb. 2016
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Quite a heavy bag due to internal plywood construction. I use this to carry a Saffire Pro 40 for recording band live gigs so am pleased that the construction is robust and offers excellent protection to electronic kit. Highly recommend Gator bags, I use Gator bags to transport all my recording kit.


JSG Accessories® Outdoor/Indoor Protective Flooring Mats - Interlocking Reversible Floor Matting suitable for Gym, Play Area, Exercise, Yoga - 4 tiles (16sqft) in RED colour
JSG Accessories® Outdoor/Indoor Protective Flooring Mats - Interlocking Reversible Floor Matting suitable for Gym, Play Area, Exercise, Yoga - 4 tiles (16sqft) in RED colour

5.0 out of 5 stars Briliant product, 18 Feb. 2016
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Brilliant product - i use these as a steady ground cover for a live band when playing open air on grass. The ground remains undamaged after use. Easy to assemble and stable. Take the mat apart with care to avoid damage to the pieces. Highly recommended.


*FREE SHIPPING* Jim Dunlop Nylon Guitar Picks / Plectrums: 0.46mm (Handy pack of 10 Picks)
*FREE SHIPPING* Jim Dunlop Nylon Guitar Picks / Plectrums: 0.46mm (Handy pack of 10 Picks)
Offered by Dirty Riffs Guitar Shop
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Despite the legthy delivery i still rate it a five star product, 18 Feb. 2016
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I've tried several types of pick but keep coming back to these Dunlop ones because they are comfortable, the inscription logo provides a good surface to grip and they don't break under hard rythmn playing. The packaging of 10 picks in a small clear plastic bag is simplistic but most guitarists will have some kind of pick box to keep picks in. Highly recomended though the delivery time is fairly lengthy by todays 'Amazon' standards. Despite the legthy delivery i still rate it a five star product


Hercules HA300 Tab Grab Tablet Holder for Music Stand
Hercules HA300 Tab Grab Tablet Holder for Music Stand

5.0 out of 5 stars Wish I had bought one earlier!, 17 Nov. 2015
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Great product, wish i had bought one a year ago! Have recommended this to my musician friends who use an iPad


Makita Tool Bag Trolley L x H x D 70 x 38 x 35 cm
Makita Tool Bag Trolley L x H x D 70 x 38 x 35 cm
Offered by Ideabright Ltd
Price: £30.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived in a large box that was easy to open, 27 July 2015
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This bag is huge! Arrived in a large box that was easy to open. Inside the box the bag was inside a polythene bag. I use this trolley bag to carry kit for the band I play in, guitar leads, microphone leads etc, The retractable handle is a godsend because with all the leads stowed in the bag it is too heavy to carry!
As for the bag itself it is made from a strong canvas and is 'top opening' with a 'zipped flap' as opposed to the usual 'clam type' opening. Attached to the flap are some thin elastic 'straps' that are not very substantial and I haven't figured out a use for them yet. The base is a hardwearing composite material that keeps the bag base waterproof when placed upon the ground. The side pockets all have Velcro fasteners - I don't use the pockets as they don't seem to be too secure. There are multiple 'open' pockets inside the bag and these I do use for small leads and connectors.
On the down side whilst the handle is useful (essential in my case) it doesn't look very strong and I tend to hold the bag up vertically before extending the handle - I would have appreciated a couple of rubber pads on the other end of the bag so that the bag could be left standing upright - as it is the bag must be laid flat in which case, if the bag is fully loaded with heavy kit, you have to be careful that you do not permit the retractable handle to carry the full load whilst lowering the bag to the floor.
If you are after a large bag and can live with the blue colour this is a very versatile bag and might just be the bag you are looking for!


StrungOut Dual Guitar String and Fretboard Cleaner for Electric and Acoustic Guitars
StrungOut Dual Guitar String and Fretboard Cleaner for Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Offered by Strung-Out
Price: £12.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a pretty simple gadget though I found opening the clip (that ..., 27 July 2015
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The product arrived undamaged and on time. I did not immediately post a review as I needed to have the opportunity to use the product first. Got to 'nags' from the supplier to complete a review which to me is a tad unprofessional, but maybe I am just 'picky' on matters such as that! This is a pretty simple gadget though I found opening the clip (that keeps the device closed) difficult to open and I have to use a coin to lever it open. I used fret oil (Music Nomad Guitar Car kit) on the pad to apply to the fret board and strings and it worked smoothly. I play in a band and have two x 12 string acoustic, 1 x 6 string acoustic, 1 x Gibson LP and 1 x Epiphone LP, so a lot of strings to clean! - I haven't figured out how to clean the pad given that the material pad is not removable. To be honest there may have been an instruction leaflet that I seem to have misplaced (if there was one). There is no doubt that this product makes the cleaning of the strings and fret board a 'breeze' - left behind lint from dusters is banished! I didn't give the product 5 stars because I am a tad concerned about effectively cleaning the device itself. As for the supplier, apart from my opening comment everything else was OK and will probably end up purchasing a replacement cleaning pad in due course, just because it is so easy to use!


K&M Universal Microphone Clip
K&M Universal Microphone Clip
Offered by Acandoo Music
Price: £5.19

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
Price: £39.00

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: £140.57

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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  Circuit breaker plug BDI-S 30
Brennenstuhl 1290643 Circuit breaker plug BDI-S 30
Price: £16.05

3 of 3 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!


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