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  • 10 Best Drum Thrones UK 2022 | Pearl, Tama and More

    10 Best Drum Thrones UK 2022 | Pearl, Tama and More

    Playing the drums can be quite strenuous, especially for those new to the instrument. Just like when exercising, you'll need to ensure your form and posture is correct to avoid any injuries. That's why it's important to choose the right drum stool, or drum throne, to help maintain your posture and form while you play.Whether you're looking for a drum throne for a practice room, studio or a folding stool to take on on tour, we've ranked the 10 best in the UK on Amazon and eBay. Comparing the benefits of circular and saddle seats for drummers, there's something for everyone below!
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  • 10 Best Music Stands UK 2022 | Manhasset, Tiger and More

    10 Best Music Stands UK 2022 | Manhasset, Tiger and More

    The last thing you need when taking to the stage is for your performance to suffer due to a flimsy sheet stand with a screw missing or a tray that won’t tighten properly. To help you achieve your musical potential, we’ve put together this article that highlights some of the best products in the business available at Amazon, eBay and Gear4music.Since not all music stands are made equal, we want to help you find one that will not only last for years but will complement your playing style too. Once we’ve explained what to look out for, we’ll share our top recommendations to buy online, including lightweight foldable metal options as well as heavy-duty wooden designs. Whether you play the guitar, piano, violin or keyboard, one of the stands on our list will be right up your street!
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  • 10 Best Boost Pedals UK 2022 | TC Electronic, Electro-Harmonix and More

    10 Best Boost Pedals UK 2022 | TC Electronic, Electro-Harmonix and More

    If you’ve ever been playing live and found that your guitar signal got lost somewhere in the mix, then picking up a trusty boost pedal is an easy solution. These pedals are relatively simple in design, but can make a surprising difference to your tone, making it pop at just the right time for that solo or catchy lead riff. These pedals offer an additional amplification stage right at your feet, but can also be used in various other ways. For instance, if you want to push your amp to produce an even more saturated distortion. In this guide, we'll help you pick the right boost pedal for your tone, along with a ranking of the top 10 best in the UK on Amazon, eBay and Gear4music!
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  • Top 10 Best Mic Stands in the UK 2022 (K&M, Gear4music and More)

    Top 10 Best Mic Stands in the UK 2022 (K&M, Gear4music and More)

    The humble microphone stand is often overlooked as a vital piece of equipment – that is, until you see your £1000 mic fall to the ground as you scramble in slow motion to stop it. Shortly after this, you’ll realise that having a standing mic is one of the best investments you can make for gigging on stage, the studio or even just streaming. So, with that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to help you find the perfect one for your situation. We’ll be looking at the subtleties that separate different stands and share our favourites to buy from Amazon, eBay and Gear4music. Whether you've got a Rode, Blue Yeti or Shure mic, our selection includes heavy-duty, adjustable and desktop stands for everyone. 
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  • Top 10 Best Gig Bags for Bass Guitar in the UK 2022 (Ibanez, Fender and More)

    Top 10 Best Gig Bags for Bass Guitar in the UK 2022 (Ibanez, Fender and More)

    While the most protective option for your bass is a hard case, the chances are not many folks will enjoy lugging one from show to show as they’re cumbersome, heavy and, frankly, too much of a pain. That's why finding a reliable gig bag is essential for any regularly gigging bassist.We’ve compiled this buying guide to the best gig bags for electric bass guitars, from budget options to padded bags for musicians with a bit more dosh. After that, we'll reveal our ranking of the top 10 gig bags for bassists in the UK on Amazon, Gear4music and eBay including Gator, Mono and SKB, so your Fender or Ibanez will have the perfect travelling home! 
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  • Top 10 Best Phaser Pedals in the UK 2022 (MXR, Boss and More)

    Top 10 Best Phaser Pedals in the UK 2022 (MXR, Boss and More)

    The phase shifter pedal is part of the modulation family of effects. It’s known for adding space and body to your notes and chords and creates a classic swirling or whooshing movement, which was originally developed to simulate the sound of a rotating organ. Since then, they’ve been adopted by musicians such as Eddie Van Halen and Kevin Parker and are a go-to for many guitar, bass and synth players. When choosing the right phaser pedal, you’ll need to understand a few features. For instance, should you go analogue or digital? What waveforms are available? We'll walk you through the options you’re likely to encounter on your search and recommend ten all-time greats from MXR, Boss and more, plenty of which are under £200 and £100. Hopefully, this will help you find that ever-elusive perfect tone. 
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  • Top 10 Best Drum Machines in the UK 2021 (Roland, Korg and More)

    Top 10 Best Drum Machines in the UK 2021 (Roland, Korg and More)

    Whether you’re looking to add a little spice to your studio, another layer to your live performance, or you simply want a piece of equipment that makes a bunch of cool sounds, a drum pad machine is an excellent buy. That said, these minicomputers come with a range of different settings and features, so pinning down the right one to buy can be difficult, especially if you're a beginner. But don't worry, we've written this buying guide to share our knowledge and help you narrow down your options. Whether you want to recreate the classic sounds of the 808, or you're just looking for a sampler to tinker with, we're here to help you find the right one for you. We've also included our list of the best drum machines you can buy online from top brands such as Roland and Korg.
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  • Top 10 Best Drumming Accessories in the UK 2021 (Meinl, Pearl and More)

    Top 10 Best Drumming Accessories in the UK 2021 (Meinl, Pearl and More)

    It's well known that drummers love their gear, but it's far from the cheapest passion out there! Once you've grabbed your snare, cymbals, sticks and the rest of your acoustic or electronic kit, you may feel like you've achieved everything you need. Well worry no further, there are tons of gadgets, accessories and add-ons out there which can boost you as a drummer.  It doesn't matter if you're looking to find the perfect gift for a drummer or you're buying for yourself, we've got you covered with recommendations from Gear4Music, Amazon and eBay to make finding the right drumming equipment easy. 
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  • Top 10 Best Bass Guitar Strings in the UK 2021 (Ernie Ball, D’Addario and More)

    Top 10 Best Bass Guitar Strings in the UK 2021 (Ernie Ball, D’Addario and More)

    When it comes to picking either electric or acoustic bass strings, we think it would be fair to say that options are abundant. With all the various gauge sizes, materials and the promise that each set will improve playability, have greater longevity and provide you with the elusive perfect tone, sorting through them all is not easy.  However, by considering a few basics and arming yourself with a little knowledge, you should be able to narrow down your selection. In this article, we’re going to show you how to do just that. Whether you play a 4 or 5-string, metal or funk, we’ll show you the best flatwound and roundwound strings for beginners and beyond to buy from trusted brands such as Ernie Ball, D’Addario and DR. 
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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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