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69 of the 70 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
(Please note if you have semi-hollow body guitars (ES 335 style) you may have to flip them front to back in the rack to keep the centre of gravity on the low side. This will help keep the guitar securely on the neck rest)
The rack is large enough for most guitar cases if you want them up off the floor or you want to leave the guitar in the case. (The neck rests can be rotated out of the way to help accommodate this).
I like the fact that you can buy kits for extra positions too.
I'm probably going to buy another one.
231 of the 248 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Several years ago I shopped around many brands and had intonation problems with almost every other brand but the D'Addarios. Some brands like Dean Markley, I didn't have enough adjustment on the guitar to correct intonation for the inconsistent gauge of the plain G string. I got out the micrometer and sure enough, as much as 1 thousandth of variation on some brands on the plain G along the string. That makes a MASSIVE difference in your ability to get good intonation up and down the neck.
So these days I stick to D'Addario. I don't know how they do it, but I'm glad they do!
484 of the 522 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Prefer to get non-coated strings mainly due to the price and refresh cycle. I play 1-2 hours / week, mainly indoors. I find these last quite a long time, esp if I wash my hands before playing. The coated would likely deteriorate at the same rate given the amount of playing.
I generally love Elixers, though not 2x or 3x more than these.
62 of the 63 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
- Distance from speaker
- Offset from center
- Height from ground
- Angle relative to speaker
- Volume of speaker
- Gain settings of recording interface
- XLR cable quality
This is it I waited some years to buy this Mic ( budget musician here). and I always wanted to have this mic., but price was too high.
Works as advertised, there is nothing to complain about this mic, it is a staple in recording for a reason, FLAT recording.
I am very happy with this mic, I set a test to see how low this mic picks up sound , and then normalized the track in my Daw ( Studio One) and there was not alot of noise, still heard the amp nicely.
You should all do that test, not a high volume test, always do a low volume test to see how much noise ( hiss or background noises) the Mic picks up.
Excellent Mic, will buy another one when the budget for it comes in.
39 of the 39 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
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131 of the 140 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I compared it to my 35 year old SM58 workhorse used for vocals. The new SM58 has better sound isolation; i.e. a lot less handling noise. It sounds a bit brighter-hardly noticeable- but overall the same quality Shure SM58 sound.
Having an off switch helps when you want to mutter at your band mates, if you know what I mean...
That being said, you can use it in the studio to record vocals; however, as it's a dynamic microphone, you won't get a better recording than a large diaphragm condenser microphone such as RODE NT-1 or Audio-Technica AT2035 (best quality for the price).
Also, if you're looking to record acoustic guitar, I would not suggest this microphone. Instead, I would suggest a small condenser microphone like the AKG Perception or the Shure SM57 (top quality for the price).
Research and know what you need before purchasing (a good rule of thumb for any musical instrument/equipment purchase). If you're looking for a top quality microphone for
38 of the 38 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
25 of the 25 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Bluetooth : Mackie decided to go for the SDC codec which has upwards of 200ms of lag between the source and the output. That means you definitely can't DJ on the go. I wanted to use these as a no-wire setup: use a bluetooth soundcard and mix directly from my laptop with virtual DJ. The lag makes this near impossible since the beat won't sound synced in the headphones. I called Mackie about this and sadly that's just the way it is. They should have gone for a codec such as aptX-LL.
This also means that you couldn't have video or a movie playing from a source linked with Bluetooth, it would be desynced. It takes away some of the potential
136 of the 155 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
The Yeti is known as a HEAVY mic. Some cheaper arms will dip with its weight alone. Not so with the RODE PSA1; the quality is excellent. I have both the Yeti AND the heavy duty shock mount. It doesn't dip. In fact, it only moves exactly when and where I want it.
The arm itself is just as clean as the pictures. There appears to be internal routing holes if you are running bare wire and terminating it yourself for a super professional look. However, if you are going pre-made cables like me, the included cable ties and external cable routing channels are plenty fine.
Its been real quite after months of moving it back and forth from its resting position. The balance has also been perfect with it holding an AT2020 in a shock mount with a circular pop filter. There
32 of the 35 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Dislikes: not really a dislike (yet) but the cable seems really thin and cheap... But I haven't noticed any change in signal or tone... so far so good
81 of the 96 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
There is NO TRANSFORMER in this microphone.
This you need to know, because if you cannot pick and choose which channels on your mixer have phantom power or not, this could damage this microphone.
I could not switch off phantom power on my Mackie CR1604VLZ, so I'm cheating and running these mics through a passive DI box, which essentially has put the transformer back into the microphones. Woot! Super pleased. Would by them again!!!
Everyone is going to immediately compare this to a $100 Shure SM57. To a lot of ears they are comparable, to a critical ear, still, it's not bad at all.
For a user on a budget, or just to fill out your mic case as a general purpose mic, these are pretty hard to go wrong with.
I'll use them til they die, then decide whether to replace or not. I don't expect them to last the many years a real SM57 will, but I also won't cry when I throw one in the garbage down the line.
Buy a few of these for the less than critical inputs- toms, odd percussion,
25 of the 26 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I listen to hours of Classical and Jazz and these headphones perform fantastically. Being an open back design, lots of bleed into the space of course, and not ideal to block outside noise. Understanding what your buying is key.
Sad Prime delivery is not. But you can not go wrong with these cans.
Plus it totally looks cool
My gaming setup: it plugs into my Blue Yeti microphone which in turn is plugged into the PS4 / PC.
Music: Plugs into my Audiobox PreSonus with the aux adapter they give you. (how handy!)
Listening: I don't like to travel around with it a lot since the cable is really long (it is detachable though!), I usually use it to listen when I'm at home.
59 of the 70 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Arrived intact in a very large shipping box. The ad says "Usually ships within 1 to 2 months", so I wasn't expecting it to arrive for at least a month. I was very pleased to receive it less than 48 hours after I placed my order.
I strongly recommend this product for people with multiple guitars.
43 of the 47 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
39 of the 45 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Very disappointed for the price.
38 of the 43 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
28 of the 29 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
They feel solid when attached, the plastic seems very solid & you can easily screw items onto the plate or use zip ties or wire for some temporary or lightweight placement. Useful for a wide variety of AV environments as well as just around the house or any number of any gigs.
There are no worries. It is made very well. It's funny how many people buy metal products because they think if it's metal it's stronger, which is not always true. There are plastics that are stronger than most metal used for the same things. And plastic does not dent. There are bullet proof vests made mostly of plastic(Kevlar is a plastic)
21 of the 22 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
25 of the 26 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Supports Blast King 15 inch 2 way atop Sub Woofer.
The height helps with high frequency dispersion.
14 of the 14 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars