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  • Top 10 Best Pedalboard Power Supplies in the UK 2021 (Strymon, Donner and More)

    Top 10 Best Pedalboard Power Supplies in the UK 2021 (Strymon, Donner and More)

    After collecting guitar pedals for a while, eventually, a daisy chain just isn’t going to cut it. More stompboxes need more power, so, before long, you’ll get a white noise buzz. You can run the gauntlet using batteries, but that’s a risky business too. If you want to avoid both these scenarios and play in relative peace with decidedly less noise, a pedalboard power supply is the way to go.  Finding a power supply can be hard, though, and sometimes it feels like you need an electrical engineering degree to figure out all the terms. However, armed with the information in this guide, you’ll be able to tell your mA from your volts and easily find what will work best for you. From there, you can shop around all the top dogs like Voodoo Labs, Strymon, Truetone and MXR. 
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  • Top 10 Best Acoustic Foam in the UK 2021 (BXI, Pro-coustix and More)

    Top 10 Best Acoustic Foam in the UK 2021 (BXI, Pro-coustix and More)

    If you’re looking to record music or start a streaming channel at home, then you’ve likely picked your microphones, monitors, amps, and any other equipment you might need for tracking and soundproofing. However, if you’re still struggling to get the right sound, you could have overlooked a crucial aspect – the acoustics. You see, every sound will come into contact with a surface, and this can either be absorbed or bounced back. The way this moves will change the dynamics and colour of your recording, so it’s as vital as the gear you’re using. Read on for our guide and list of the best acoustic panels, bass traps and diffusers to buy online from Amazon, Gear4Music and eBay. 
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  • Top 10 Best Volume Pedals for the Guitar in the UK 2021 (Fender, Ernie Ball and More)

    Top 10 Best Volume Pedals for the Guitar in the UK 2021 (Fender, Ernie Ball and More)

    While a volume pedal is unlikely to be the stand out performer on your pedalboard, they are an essential piece of equipment for any aspiring guitar player. Their main draw is that they help you control your master volume – no surprises there – but they also have the ability to create ambient swells and increased dynamics throughout your set.All of these attractive features make them a solid gear addition – all you have to do is find the right one for you and your board. That's where we come in, with our buying guide and list of the best full-sized and mini volume pedals from the likes of Ernie Ball, Fender and Boss. They're all easily ordered from Amazon, eBay and Gear4Music, too. 
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  • Top 10 Best Drumsticks in the UK 2021 (Vic Firth, ProMark and More)

    Top 10 Best Drumsticks in the UK 2021 (Vic Firth, ProMark and More)

    It can be a long and gruelling task for a drummer to find the perfect set of sticks to suit their playing style and personality, with drumsticks often being seen as an extension of their bearers arms. The good news is, heaps of broken wood and evenings of throbbing muscles can be avoided by finding a complimentary set of sticks.Whether your style is jazz, metal, church or rock and you want the best drumsticks for an electronic or an acoustic kit, this guide can help. We have included the top drumsticks for beginners and seasoned players available on Amazon, eBay and Gear4Music from Zildjian, Vater, Ahead and more to make sure you can drum all day and all night long!
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  • Top 10 Best Overdrive Pedals in the UK 2021 (Boss, Earthquaker and More)

    Top 10 Best Overdrive Pedals in the UK 2021 (Boss, Earthquaker and More)

    When it comes to a guitarist’s arsenal of sounds, arguably none is more crucial than their overdrive. In fact, if we were gambling folk, then we’d put money on the fact that this would be 99% of people’s desert island pedal.  Although there are 1000s of pedals out there, thankfully, most overdrive pedals derive from a small number of classic circuits. In this article, we're here to help you choose a new overdrive pedal, before sharing our ranking of the top 10 best in the UK on Gear4music, Amazon and eBay. From classics circuits, to newer experimentations, each one has it's own unique flavour. So read on to find out more!
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  • Top 10 Best Fuzz Pedals in the UK 2021

    Top 10 Best Fuzz Pedals in the UK 2021

    The fuzz pedal was invented in 1960 after a recording session for a Marty Robbins song called "Don’t Worry", where the guitar amp faltered and created a fuzzy sound. Marty decided to include it on the track anyway and people went crazy for the result! The fact that no-one had ever heard anything like it before meant everyone wanted the tone. Soon after that, the guitar world changed forever as we started to put sound controls at our feet.  Essentially, a fuzz pedal is a circuit that breaks the audio coming from the amp, clipping it so hard that it sounds distorted; that's why great guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Keith Richards love it! While most fuzz pedals are pretty similar, what sets them apart is their tone - so let’s find the right one for you. Whether you're after a germanium pedal with a classic design or an op-amp for under £100, we've got a range of options for you to check out!
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  • Top 10 Best Reverb Pedals in the UK 2021 (Electro-Harmonix, Boss and More)

    Top 10 Best Reverb Pedals in the UK 2021 (Electro-Harmonix, Boss and More)

    When boiled down to the basics, reverb is essentially one sound bouncing off the walls and back to the listener. This process creates a short echo, and it feels like there’s a sense of space in the music. This is one of the oldest tricks in the music book, but luckily, nowadays we don’t have to play in huge concert halls as some smart folks have managed to manipulate that sound and put it into a trusty stompbox. Seeing as there are so very many guitar reverb pedals out there, we’ve put together a short buying guide that will lay out the options available to you to help you create your perfect tone. Then, you can see our top-class recommendations on Amazon, Gear4music and eBay including Electro-Harmonix's famed Oceans 11 and offerings from Boss and Fender.
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  • Top 10 Best Guitar Amps for Home Use in the UK 2021 (Fender, Marshall, and More)

    Top 10 Best Guitar Amps for Home Use in the UK 2021 (Fender, Marshall, and More)

    Whether you're dreaming of playing the centre stage at Manchester M.E.N or trying to write a top 10 hit in your spare time, you need to practice playing your instrument regularly in order to hone your craft. An amp is a vital part of your overall set up at home, but how do you know which one is going to be right for you and your electric guitar? While fellow musicians will appreciate the auditory assault that a 100W stack amp can provide, your partner or neighbours probably won't. So, in our top 10 list, we’ll be looking at small yet powerful products with varying wattages that'll be able to provide your desired sound without disturbing others. With amps from brands like Fender, Marshall, and Blackstar on offer, you're bound to find one that brings out the best sound from your guitar.
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  • Top 10 Best Microphones for Home Studios in the UK 2021 (Shure, Aston and More)

    Top 10 Best Microphones for Home Studios in the UK 2021 (Shure, Aston and More)

    Although we’ll always romantically recall the 4-track, with the advancements in recording technologies over the past twenty years there’s never been a better time to record at home. Whether for live vocal singing, piano, drums or acoustic guitars, one of the main components every home studio requires is a mic, but finding the right one can be overwhelming. So, in the spirit of keeping you engaged with your creativity, we’ve put together a guide that streamlines all the factors you need to know. Hopefully, it'll give you a much clearer idea of what type of equipment you need for your setup. We’ll also share the ten best all-around microphones for home studios available to order from Amazon, Gear4music and eBay.
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  • Top 10 Best Home Studio Monitors in the UK 2021 (Yamaha, KRK and More)

    Top 10 Best Home Studio Monitors in the UK 2021 (Yamaha, KRK and More)

    There comes a time in a producer’s life when, sadly, headphones just aren’t up to the job anymore. That’s why when it comes to recording, mixing, mastering or editing audio, a pair of sonically transparent and colourless studio monitors are essential. With these, the bass will rumble deeper, the trebles twinkle clearer and everything will be heard just how you made it. However, plenty of studio monitors can cost well into the thousands, which is probably more than your average home producer is willing to spend. So, instead, we scoured the net to find the best budget options (some of which are under £200 and even £100) that provide a decent quality sound without you having to sell a limb. But, before we jump in, take a look at our buying guide to hone down your choice. 
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