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READING GLASSES +1.75 DESIGNER STYLE SILVER COLOUR METAL FRAME + CASE KG17 FREE DELIVERY
READING GLASSES +1.75 DESIGNER STYLE SILVER COLOUR METAL FRAME + CASE KG17 FREE DELIVERY
Offered by JIMBOBS
Price: 5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Solid, 25 Sep 2013
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Strong and decent quality for the money. They look a bit old fashioned but for a spare pair they are fine. Delivered quickly and packed in a strong cardboard tube.


*FREE SHIPPING* Jim Dunlop Tortex Guitar Picks / Plectrums: 1.14mm (Handy pack of 12 Picks)
*FREE SHIPPING* Jim Dunlop Tortex Guitar Picks / Plectrums: 1.14mm (Handy pack of 12 Picks)
Offered by Music Generations
Price: 3.45

5.0 out of 5 stars A thick pick !!, 3 Dec 2012
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Plectrums are a very personal choice so theres no good or bad pick, just some you like and some you don't. This is a thick pick which wont flex while strumming or playing lead. This probably means its not for a beginer as it will ping out of your hand if you hit the strings to hard. If you can control it then you will get a better range of dynamics, everything from soft playing to very hard. You can really dig in to the strings with this which you cant do with softer picks. The tortex gives it a slightly better grip then the smoother ones. I have used these for years and love them, give it a go and see what you think.


All I Was
All I Was
Price: 9.88

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome !!, 19 July 2012
This review is from: All I Was (Audio CD)
Mark manages to avoid all the pitfalls of the lead guitarist's solo album with great skill. This is not a bunch of 5 minute solos or the weird stuff the band would not let him do, this is a very solid album where the songs are the main concern. It is quite a bit heavier then the Alter Bridge stuff but carries over the musicality and the great chorus's. It does have some lighter songs, aggressive all the time gets boring so changing the pace of the album is good.

It shouldn't be a surprise that this is a quality album given Marks track record but it is a surprise how good Marks vocals are. He's not got the range of Miles Kennedy but he's very good. The only slight down side to the otherwise great production is that the vocals are a bit low in the mix.

Over all this is a must for Alter Bridge fans and well worth a listen for all rock/metal fans.


Sog Specialty Knives and Tools CC51 Crosscut Multi-Tool
Sog Specialty Knives and Tools CC51 Crosscut Multi-Tool
Offered by American Treasures USA
Price: 18.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Half way there, 27 April 2012
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This could have been great but is a very mixed bag. The scissors are good but not for finger nails in the same way that you dont use kitchen scissors for nails. They have plenty of power but just dont want to cut round a finger nail. The tweezers and large screw driver work well. From there its down hill. The knife and bottle opener are weak which is suprising given the quality of the scissors. It looks like there is room for a thicker blade as well, its very strange. Also, why no philips head screw driver ? Others manage to fit one in similar spaces. Its a nice tool but my first requirement is a good knife and this does not have one.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true collector's item, 25 April 2012
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I had been looking for a kukri for while but had only seen modern ones with thin blades and plastic handles in flimsy sheaths. A chance to have a genuine hand made British army kukri was too good to miss.

It arrived within 7 days which is pretty fast considering how far it had travelled. It was well packed in a layer of cardboard, wax paper and bubble wrap. I get the feeling the packing was to protect the rest of the post from this beast and not the other way round.

The description they give is pretty accurate but it can't prepare you for actually holding it in your hand. It has a genuine presence that pictures can't convey. The weight is quite substantial giving it a real feeling of power. Looking down the back of the blade where it is 1cm wide you get the feeling that this is almost indestructible. The balance is pretty good considering that the blade is massively larger then the handle. It's roughly where the blade swells out in to the distinctive curve and just makes the blade feel totally natural for slashing movements. The weight could be a real problem if you were actually using this for a long time but I'm never going to actually use this so it's not an issue.

This is a hand made knife so be prepared that some aspects wont be perfect. The straight lines of the back of the knife are not perfectly straight and there are a few small blemishes. You can either take the view that this makes each one unique and is part of the process of a hand made knife or get upset about it. There's nothing that is a functional issue, this is a very well crafted blade, so I take it as a plus point. The curve of the blade is done very well, maybe better than a machine could do. Mine was not sharp at all but the edge is ready to be sharpened. I don't think this will be a problem, I'm just not going to use it so don't want it sharp. Every one who sees it wants to hold it so it's probably better for it not to be razor sharp. It's still not a toy even with out being sharp so be careful with it. I shudder at the thought of this being used as a weapon.

The scabbard is worthy of mention as well. It's a quality build that fits the knife so well that I wonder if it was built around the actual knife. There's no need for any locking device to keep the knife in the sheath even with the blade well oiled, which it is when you receive it. That does mean it's a two hand draw, probably even when it's attached to a belt, one holding the scabbard in place. It's not difficult to draw, just very secure in the sheath. The two smaller knifes sit in the scabbard between the kukri and its belt loops, again very secure once pushed in. Even after reading what these are meant to be for I can't really see their purpose but they are an authentic part of the tradition and don't get in the way so that's fine.

There's another review were the owner used his for cutting wood and found it to be lacking. I'm disappointed to hear of his problems. Mine feels rock solid but will never be tested, you may have guessed, I'm a collector. The rat tail tang on mine comes through the end of the handle and has been hammered back to hold it in place. Primitive, but it feels solid. The forces involved to chop wood with this sized blade will find any weakness though so I don't know if mine would suffer as well. Full tang would have been better but I didn't buy it for that so I'm not that worried.

This is a chance to own one of the few knifes that is instantly recognisable and has a strong link to its cultural ties. Just try to name a few others, maybe the Bowie knife? If you collect this sort of thing then this is great. Recommended!!!


Troy Nelson  Guitar Aerobics (Book & Cd) Gtr Book/Cd
Troy Nelson Guitar Aerobics (Book & Cd) Gtr Book/Cd
by Troy Nelson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.36

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Book, 2 April 2012
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I have been playing for nearly 30 years and wanted something to practice with so the daily aspect to the lessons appealed to me. Most of the stuff I knew already so I tended to do a week at a time and just brush up on some old friends. It did highlight a few gaps in my playing and every few weeks I would find something to get my teeth in to.

The lessons are a bit biased towards rock and metal so if thats not your style you may want to look some where else. Also, its not a total beginners book. You need to know the basics of how to hold a pick and play basic scales/chords but after that then it is a book for all levels.


Alter Bridge - Live at Wembley European Tour 2011 [Blu-ray & CD] [2012]
Alter Bridge - Live at Wembley European Tour 2011 [Blu-ray & CD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Alter Bridge
Price: 17.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Technical Excellence, 2 April 2012
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This Blu-ray concert really raises the bar and sets a new standard which I hope others will match. The picture is razor sharp but it is the audio that truly shines. Play this in 5.1 surround sound and you will not be disappointed. I wish the recent `Big 4' Blu-ray could match it for sound quality.

As for the performance, it's good but it's only really Miles and Mark putting effort in. Miles is constantly trying to get the crowd going and the shot of every single person in Wembley waving along is quite impressive. Mark is head banging and pulling all the appropriate lead guitar faces. They both look like they are really enjoying the show but the drummer and bass player are there, but that's about all you can say for them. There's not that much in the way of a stage show, a few lasers and a bit of pyro is all you get but the show works quite well and grows as the concert go's on. The quality of the music is what makes or breaks a concert and its all good in that respect.

If you're an Alter Bridge fan then this is an absolute must, especially if you have 5.1 audio. The low price for a quality Blu-ray with a free CD of the concert makes this a great starting point for people new to Alter Bridge as well. Again, I hope other bands take note, if you deliver such value for money then people will buy your product.

Recommended !!!


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very serious baton, 21 July 2011
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The actual baton is all metal and is very strong. Once extended and clicked in place I could put nearly my whole body weight on it and it was not moving. I probably could have put my whole body on it but just cant balance on the point.

Lock and unlock the extenable baton with a simple thumb movement on the tip. An easy and quick one handed movement but also the baton will extend with a strong whipping motion. Note that it needs a very strong motion, its not going to come out when being carried.

My only concern is that the side handle is plastic and held in place with one screw. Having said that, I have given it some abuse and its fine but long term it may be an issue. If it does break I will still have a very good baton and am thinking of getting another one to take the handle off and use it as just that.


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1.0 out of 5 stars Some quality control would be nice, 15 July 2011
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Both handles are slightly loose and the wood needs a bit of sanding. The wood is a decent quality and I can fix them but still, I expected better.


Okinawan Weaponry, Hidden Methods, Ancient Myths of Kobudo & Te
Okinawan Weaponry, Hidden Methods, Ancient Myths of Kobudo & Te
by Mark Bishop
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.63

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice history of Okinanwan weapons, 12 July 2011
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I got this more out of interest in unusual weapons then the history and there certainly were a few I had not heard of before. A couple of nunchuck and staff variations that I had not seen look very interesting.

The history side looks to be very well covered with lots of examples of who used what and when and theorys on the origins.

As for hidden methods, theres not really any instruction on how to use anything, only stuff on what the weapon may have been used for or how it was concealed.


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