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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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  • Top 10 Best Delay Pedals in the UK 2021 (Boss, Behringer and More)

    Top 10 Best Delay Pedals in the UK 2021 (Boss, Behringer and More)

    With all the best will in the world, even the most creative guitarists can only go so far before they begin to experiment with their sound. This journey often leads them to the world of guitar pedals, and one of the most popular modulation effects is the delay. Essentially, a delay pedal is a simple effect that records and plays back any music that is played through it. This can be done fast or slow, and depending on the settings you use, it can create a subtle and short or a large, atmospheric sound. The trouble is deciding which to buy, as they can range from cheap £20 models up to and way over £100. This guide and list aim to help you find the perfect pedal for your needs, whether you can be found jamming shoegaze, country, metal or ambient. 
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  • Top 10 Best Bass Guitars for Beginners in the UK 2021 (Yamaha, Fender and More)

    Top 10 Best Bass Guitars for Beginners in the UK 2021 (Yamaha, Fender and More)

    Bass guitars are a timeless and almost ubiquitous piece of musical equipment. They're used by musicians across the spectrum, from modern hip hop and RnB to classic rock, jazz funk, soul, disco and everything else. So if you're looking for an electric bass guitar but you've found the huge range of styles and brands on offer to be a bit intimidating, you're not alone. That's why we wrote this guide – from beginner-friendly short scale four-string jazz basses to slightly more advanced five string models with bigger fretboards, we guarantee there's an option on this list for every type of soon-to-be bass wizard. And all of them are available at the UK's biggest sites including Amazon, eBay and Gear4Music. Easy!
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  • Top 10 Best Electric Guitars for Beginners in the UK 2021 (Epiphone, Yamaha and More)

    Top 10 Best Electric Guitars for Beginners in the UK 2021 (Epiphone, Yamaha and More)

    When it comes to getting started on your way to becoming the guitar hero you were destined to be, finding your weapon of choice can be daunting. Along with all the new terminology and the dazzling instruments, all of which are dying to make your wallet considerably lighter, you have the issue of not knowing what is going to suit your needs best. However, it can become a little more focused if you filter out options that aren’t so suitable for you. We’ve made this simple buying guide that should separate the jazz-enthusiasts from the punks, that way, we can focus on the features that will help and encourage you to explore the world of guitar playing. We'll also recommend ten great buys from Epiphone, Fender and more including options under £200 and £300.
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  • Top 10 Best Looper Pedals in the UK 2021 (Boss, Electro Harmonix and More)

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

    Whilst looper pedals aren’t often on the top of a guitarist’s wish list they are an invaluable tool that can be used for any style of playing. This pedal will essentially record a section of your riff or chord progression, then play it back to you. This frees you up to play a second riff, a third and so on, all of which will be layered on top of the original. These pedals can add a tremendous amount of depth to one’s live set, as well as giving you a ‘second’ guitar player when you’re practising at home. The difficulty lies in finding the right one. In this article we go over footswitches, loop length and much more to help make your decision that much easier. With options to suit new players finding their feet and ones for seasoned pros, we've ranked the top 10 best in the UK on Amazon and Gear4Music!
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  • Top 10 Best Acoustic Guitars for Beginners in the UK 2020 (Yamaha, Epiphone and More)

    Top 10 Best Acoustic Guitars for Beginners in the UK 2020 (Yamaha, Epiphone and More)

    Buying an acoustic guitar is one of the most exciting prospects for any budding player. It's the critical 'make or break' stepping stone that sets you up for certain success or potential disenchantment through an unsuitable instrument. Brands like Yamaha, Stretton Payne, Epiphone and Donner all build beginner guitars with success solely in mind. We've compiled ten top-notch beginner guitars from Amazon, eBay and Argos, to suit both buyers on a budget and those wanting to invest in something special. From dreadnaughts to classical guitars, there's a perfect beginner acoustic for everyone's unique size and story. Many of our picks also come with all the accessories needed to hit the ground running!
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  • Top 10 Best MIDI Keyboards in the UK 2021 (Akai, Arturia, Novation and More)

    Top 10 Best MIDI Keyboards in the UK 2021 (Akai, Arturia, Novation and More)

    Since the first MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) keyboards debuted in the early 2000's, there’s been an explosion of brands and models on the market. Whether you're a musician searching for a USB piano, or a music producer looking for a studio controller, these days you're almost spoiled for choice!Not sure where to start? In this article, we help you find the right MIDI keyboard for your musical needs. Our buying guide encompasses everything from 88 key behemoths with touch pads and loop control, to highly portable 25-key options for the on-the-go music making. So read on to find out the ranking of the top 10 best in the UK, available on Amazon and eBay.
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