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SteveShark

"SteveShark"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 65% (30 of 46)
Location: UK
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,131,001 - Total Helpful Votes: 30 of 46
Dan Electro CV1 Cool Cat Vibe Pedal by Danelectro
4.0 out of 5 stars A One Trick Pony?, 12 Dec 2013
I bought this pedal for its approximation of the Univibe sound and its budget price. In both respects, I'm perfectly happy.
It takes a lot of fiddling round with EQ settings to get pronounced Univibe sounds but it is possible. However, stray away from the classic Hendrix/Trower wide swell sounds and it just sounds messy.
The main thing is that it gets me the specific sound I was after.
The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Cel&hellip by Graham Robb
6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
'Discovering France' by the same author is possibly my favourite book about France and certainly one of my most treasured non-fiction books. It's so good that I've bought copies for people just to spread the word.
After reading a fair amount of hype, I was still looking forward to his latest work but now wish I hadn't wasted the money.
It is truly dreadful, with a one star review from me - and that only because I couldn't award it zero.
It's like every other lunatic fringe book claiming to have revolutionary insights - poorly argued, lacking evidence and based on gross assumptions.
Lots of line illustrations, yes, but they seem to consist mainly of maps with some… Read more
No Off Switch by Andy Kershaw
No Off Switch by Andy Kershaw
I've long been an AK fan. He's introduced me to a lot of great music over the years but, like a good teacher, guided me to it rather than told me to listen to it.

In a music business that's driven by money and short term popularity via people like Simon Cowell, there are still artists who can still buck the trend and be original, entertaining and stimulating and this is what AK has opened many people's minds to.

He's also not afraid to speak his mind and his description of Yates and Holland hosting Channel 4's 'The Tube' is a prime example. I won't spoil it by quoting, but he totally nails them. I had to put the book down after reading this as I was laughing so… Read more

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