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Review – Tonor TC-777 USB Condenser Microphone

Review – Tonor TC-777 USB Condenser Microphone

The Best Budget USB Mic?

The TC-777 is a small, low-cost USB mic produced by Tonor. They’re not a brand I was aware of but they seem to offer a range of well-priced products that could be perfect for those looking for good quality equipment on a budget.

The TC-777 at around £35, I was surprised by how nicely packed the mic was. First impressions count and you feel like you’re opening something far more expensive. The microphone is already fitted into a shock mount on a small stand and even includes a pop filter. Simply plug it into your computer, select it as your audio source (the well-written manual explains how to do this) and you’re ready to go! Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear Reviews
Fortin Amplification Grind Pedal Review

Fortin Amplification Grind Pedal Review

Sick of your 8 string monster sounding dull and muddy through your monster valve amp? Perhaps the Grind pedal by Fortin Amplification could be the answer!

Many of us can only dream of owning an amp built by Fortin Amplification, but there is a cheaper way for us mere mortals to infuse some of that signature Fortin sound into our rigs. The Grind pedal takes Mike Fortin’s favourite 6irth and 6rind settings from his amps and puts them into a pedal. With one single knob, this pedal may be simple, but it will totally change the sound of your amp. Continue reading →

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Laney Mini Lion Amp Review

Laney Mini Lion Amp Review

The Mini series of amps are Laney’s entry into the hugely popular mini amp market. Available in three different styles along with mono, stereo and Bluetooth varieties, there is a version to suit everyone. Today, I’m looking at the standard 3 watt Mini Lion to see if it roars. Continue reading →

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Donner Noise Killer Gate Pedal Review

Donner Noise Killer Gate Pedal Review

They might not be a household name but if you are looking at effects pedals on Amazon you’re likely to see Donner branded pedals popping up in the search results. Although they’re on the budget end price-wise, they usually get pretty good reviews so I decided to give their Noise Killer a try. Continue reading →

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Iron Age Guitar Accessories – Pick Review

Iron Age Guitar Accessories – Pick Review

As the trend towards handmade guitar accessories continues to grow, one brand leading the way is Iron Age Guitar Accessories. I was recently sent a small range of their picks to try out which included some of their standard range, a simulated ivory Jazz3 and JazzXL along with a beautiful blue Imperator. Continue reading →

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Neural DSP Archetype Plini Review

Neural DSP Archetype Plini Review

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Nameless and NTS Suites comes the latest product from Neural DSP, Archetype: Plini. This collection of amps and effects was built from the ground up to meet Plini’s tone needs. Can it match the high standards of the previous Neural DSP products? Let’s find out. Continue reading →

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Musick Road Mini Clip Tuner Review

Musick Road Mini Clip Tuner Review

I’ll be honest, clip-on guitar tuners didn’t really interest me for a long time. I thought they were gimmicks and I didn’t think they’d be very accurate. Then I was given one as a gift and it totally changed my mind. Now I have a few of them scattered around the house so I always have one to hand when I need to tune up.

When the Mini Clip Tuner arrived for me to review Continue reading →

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Overloud TH3 Metal Review

Overloud TH3 Metal Review

Overloud’s TH3 plugin is a huge collection of guitar amps, cabs and effects. But what if you play metal and don’t need so many options? Well, that’s what the TH3 Metal collection is for. Continue reading →

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Musick Road Delrin Guitar Pick Set Review

Musick Road Delrin Guitar Pick Set Review

Musick Road might not be a name you are familiar with but they are slowly developing a well thought out range of guitar accessories with a good balance between value and quality. Up for review today is their variety pack of Delrin guitar picks. Continue reading →

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