Best Rated in Musical Instruments

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Top rated products in Musical Instruments

4.9 | 5,422 customer ratings
97% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
It's great. A piece of wood that hangs on the wall so I can admire my guitar collecting dust because I'm married with 5 kids.
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By BigDickJim
I purchased two of these to hang guitars in my music room. These are well made and certainly do the job okay. However, I completely did NOT trust the two skimpy screws they provided to hang this unit. They are basically drywall screws, but these have a rather skinny diameter. I was not about to trust my vintage P-Bass to a skinny screw inside a hollow-wall fastener. No, I used a heavier "construction screw" directly into a wall stud. See photo. I was seriously concerned that the supplied skinny screw would actually break off in the stud. If you are hanging a lightweight acoustic, then the supplied hardware should be fine. I'm probably just being paranoid and overly cautious. Other than that, I like it (tho walnut piece could be a little bigger in my opinion).
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By Jag-Nut-E
Does NOT fit CLASSICAL guitar with the nylon strings. The arms are not adjustable. Been searching for one that will fit a classical but no luck here!
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By Alex
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4.8 | 14,427 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I started playing the guitar 3 months ago. I bought one that’s suitable for beginners at my local music shop and have been using that ever since. I try to practice whenever I can, usually in the evenings after the kids have had dinner. It can be distracting if they’re being hyper (my 4 & 6 year olds never seem to run out of energy), but it’s the only time I can really play. My fingers would hurt but I thought it was just a matter of having to get used to it. Well that problem never went away so I did some research and found out that it might be due to my strings.

I asked my guitar instructor for some recommendations and he told me to get these strings. He also told me about these earplugs which help filter out background noise so I can focus - they actually
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By Alissa Perez
Good set of strings for a great price. Compared to other strings from D'addario, Gibson, and Elixer, these strings are a much better value since they are so cheap. However, in all the years that I have been playing, I have not once said, "man this guitar is great, what kind of strings are these?" Great guitars play and sound great, period, given of course that you are using at least decent strings. I know that every guitarist has their go-to strings, as do I (and the brands and styles vary across each of my guitars), but honestly strings are strings. These days, so much attention is paid to the manufacturing of these strings, that the quality and consistency is great across a number of different brands. Generally, I can't tell much of a difference in tone, playability, or "slinky-ness" across brands. (I
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By Drew
I started learning how to play the guitar about 1 month ago. I was started off playing with the standard string that I got with my guitar. Even though I practice frequently, my fingers still hurt. I decided to do some research on how to fix my problem and one of the solutions was to get a different set of strings. The super slinky seemed to be the best for me so I bought it. After setting up the strings and doing a practice session, I can honestly say that it made a difference. The strings were a bit easier to play with and my fingers did not hurt as much. It is not a magic set of strings that will take away the finger pains for a beginner but it will definitely help, especially if you are buying it for a child.
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By Chris M
4.8 | 6,993 customer ratings
96% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Have to say I wasn't expecting much for 13 bucks, but this guitar stand is much heavier duty than it looks. The push button lock works perfect, the guitar fits perfect, and everything is padded well.

Nothing bad to say about it. Excellent stand.
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By RobertB
Great, inexpensive option for getting your kid's cello off the floor. Included some pics to show a 3/4 size cello sitting pretty -- and no longer on the carpet! I believe it would also work for a 4/4, since the bottom support still has a bit of room for "expansion". Due to the foam pad which resides on the inside of the back support, the cello sits in the stand fairly secure, with no wiggling unless forced. Of course, because of the height involved, it's probably safest to sit it in a corner just in case.

Update Sept. 2019: It does fit a full-size 4/4 cello, see newest pictures. To be on the safe side, it still resides in a corner in case it happens to fall, but it would really have to be knocked into for it to move whilst in the stand. P.S. Having the instruments out and "available"
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By Miss Schmam
As other reviewers have said this stand is very sturdy and packs up very well. Fits my acoustic guitar reasonably well. Padding and feet are well crafted and functional.

However, this doesn't fit my Strat or P-bass at all. the slight asymmetry of the bodies won't line up well with the cradle arms. If you align the body in the arms, they lean to the side. You can adjust the width of the arms but the top pad is anchored to one of the arms, so that becomes oddly aligned with the legs at anything other than as wide as it goes. The cradle arms are welded to the frame which (I think) is the design flaw. If they were free to rotate, they could be adjusted to hold the instrument upright with one arm wider/narrower than the other to accommodate slightly asymmetric bodies.
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By Al Biglan
4.8 | 4,100 customer ratings
96% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I wish I would have known about these capos before. Just returned a poor quality Dunlop and decided to try this one. Boy, what a difference! Strong spring action and smart looking. Even better, it was almost half the price less than the Dunlop. Wingo rocks!
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By Plotfather
Let me just say at first I had no idea witch kind of these things to buy. My brother and I both play, but I play an acoustic and my brother plays an electric guitar so I looked at all kinds of different products. Some say only for electric guitars and some say made for acoustic. But than I found this product that stated fits most any guitar and I got two of them in 1 order. So I was like okay let's try it to see if it will honestly work for both types of guitars and bingo!!! I was able to give one to my brother for his guitar and I kept one for my electric acoustic guitar. They work perfect for any kind of guitar. Even my sons classical old school guitar. It's a smaller acoustic but this works for it too. So I wanted to
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By 1wholovesJesus
This is a nice capo, especially for the price. The wood grain look is nice also and goes well with my acoustic guitar. It's not real wood but who cares? It has nice tension and doesn't allow any string buzz. Some have said the tension is to strong for them to open easily but I didn't find it a problem. I would take one that's too strong over a weak one any day. The 4 picks included is a nice little extra.
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By Ronnie
4.7 | 10,725 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I am 59 years old this year and have been playing guitar since I was 8. I have tried every string on the market and I always come back to these D'addario's. And kick my self in the butt for trying something new. I have been a Master Luther for more than 30 years and set all my acoustic guitars weather they are 6 string or 12 string guitars to use these strings in this gauge. It has taken me all this time to learn my lesson. Stick with the best and screw the rest. They sound incredible, last forever. They are easy on the fingers and bend notes high and crisp. I love them. I do, I do!
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By R. P.
In my five years of playing my acoustic/electric Ovation Applause, I've always used Elixir Strings Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings w/NANOWEB Coating, simply because it was the first set I started with and I liked them. Well, I decided to give D'Addario a shot a couple months ago, since they're cheaper, and I seriously regret it. I'm not some guitar aficionado, so yeah, their tone and all the other fancy sound stuff is fine - they sounded a bit more hollow to me than my Elixir strings did, but not a huge turn-off.

The thing I really don't like is the roughness. Maybe I'm just spoiled with the Elixir strings, but every time a finger slides just a wee bit on these D'Addario string, I cringe. Some people may like that sound (a friend who doesn't play said she really enjoys the exaggerated sliding sounds), but for me, the kicker is
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By Clare
BEWARE!!!!!!!!! I bought a 3 pack set of these from Amazon and they were fakes. I just watched a video from Phil McKnight on YouTube about fake strings and sure enough, I had them. I wondered why a set of Phosphor Bronze strings tarnished so badly after one gig. They usually last forever and I thought I got a hold of a bad set. Lo and behold, I got ahold of some fakes from the Far East. So, my recommendation is to not buy ANY strings on Amazon.
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By mfarwell
4.7 | 6,580 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Although you'll spend nearly twice the money to get into a set of Elixer strings, it's money well spent. I know that as a college student I had always heard of Elixir strings but could never justify spending the extra money. However, after trying a set, I have been playing nothing but Elixers for the past 10 years.

I'm not going to pretend to know the science behind any of this, but can tell you that these strings make any guitar sound much better. They typically give a bright, even, and deep tone that you simply don't get with the budget brands. Additionally, they last nearly twice as long before needing to be replaced. Lastly, I will say that the webbing on these strings makes them much easier on the fingers for beginning and experienced guitar players alike. Sliding up and down the strings wont cut you up nearly as bad
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By Idlewild and Sage
Have a full Bodied Yamaha Acoustic that had Elixir polyweb light. That all but destroyed the performance! Went to these and i am absolutely amazed at the difference strings can make. I know they can, but, holy S**T !! What an upgrade. Forget "Poly". It's "Nano" from now on as well as 80/20 Bronze! It's as if i bought a new guitar and a far more $ one at that. Low -E to High- E , all strings resonate brighter, longer, truer . Albeit I now know that a full body needs a heavier string, the sacrifice is the increased force to fret the strings. Just have to toughen up,strengthen my left fingers. Feel,playability is smooth. I feel i made two changes at once but both in the Right direction.
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By Timmy G.
People tell me all the time how good they are, and maybe it's true.
I have used Elixir's maybe four times in my life of playing guitar, which is about 25 years or so.
The first couple of times i used them, back when i first tried them i found them super expensive, but you pay for quality right?
Both set's i had years ago, and it was maybe 20 years ago, both times i used them , i had a string break within a week. So, i always wrote them off as expensive failures for me, maybe bad luck. I bought a third set about 3 months ago, and, i was very happy, they lasted like they should and did as i quality string should.
So, i ordered a fourth, happy that my badluck/experience was over. You see where this is going....
2nd day the new set were used, the D string broke.
3 times
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By John Hasnip
4.9 | 1,853 customer ratings
97% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
With the whole COVID 19 pandemic this literally turned my house into a movie thearter. They are super easy to install and are really cool. They set a great vibe. It is def a mood setter. You can set the lights to your phone so you will be able to turn them on or off from your phone. You can also set them so they go to the beat with whatever music your playing. There is so many settings where you can dim them if they are to bright or make them change. I highly recommend if you want to upgrade your house.
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By Britany Kaoir
So when I ordered these, I thought they were going to be like the ones you see on Tiktok. Specifically the remote, you know the ones that have the up and down arrows and the ability to set different “diys”. Well, these arent them. However, they’re still really cool. So far i’ve had no issues connecting them with music, because on the app i just go to the tape setting and play music on my tv and the lights sync with it (video attached). They were super easy to install, except for i cut them in one spot so i could do a corner and it took me a really long time to figure out how to connect the cut strips. when you do it, you must take the glue off the back and make sure that the copper parts are under the metal prongs. however, once i got this
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By Madison Morgan
We ordered this for my 15 year olds room, he wanted to put lights all along his room next to the molding. The installation went very smoothly and the lights are sticking perfectly to the surface. He enjoys the option of using his phone with the app or the remote to control the lights. There are a broad range of colors and effects he can chose from as well. I highly recommend this product for all lighting needs. We will most likely end up ordering more for the other kids rooms in our house.
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By Sarah Seaberg
6 offers from product price
4.7 | 5,335 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Pros:
* Multiple joints that slide well, easy to tune and adjust pinky holes
* Sounds just like I remember from 20 years ago
* I learned how to play the Harry Potter song and I can reliably get 70-80% of the notes correct

Cons:
* My roommates have it made it clear that they don't think learning recorder is something a grown man should be doing
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By Ryan Sharp
On a Friday the school sends home a letter that says our kids are going to be learning the recorder and they need to bring one to school... on Monday.

I crisis ordered this bad boy. Turns out there's options for recorders. It's been a minute since I played the recorder in grade school and I had no idea what I was shopping for. This is it parents! Yamaha is music teacher recommended. This exact one is what my kid's music teacher said he would have ordered. And prime shipping saved me! It comes with a little bag and so far it has held up well. I'm 90% certain my kid will lose it before the year is up. I'm ordering a spare just in case at this price.

Don't buy the clear/colored ones. I was told they break easily and don't sound as good.
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By KBerco
Pros:
- Really easy to grip.
- No issues playing this thing. Easy finding material on the internet (sheet music) and YouTube (tutorials).

Cons:
- My dog believes I am summoning the devil whenever I play it.
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By Adam P.
5 offers from product price
4.7 | 5,076 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
As always with Amazon Basics, positively a great cable at a great price. Amazon Basics makes solid stuff. Second time buying Amazon Basics XLR cables and have purchased multiple other USB cords from them.

Why I like this cable:
Two velcro cable management straps on each cord.
Substantial strain relief at both ends.
The XLR connectors are solid as is the cord.
My Sennheiser e945 clicked on very reassuringly.

Additional thoughts:
1. No gold connectors. Great, who needs them? Someone show me evidence of gold connectors sounding better especially with your Monster cables...please.

2. Amazon Basics branding. Why are people complaining about this? Some people will complain about anything. These guys make a good product that they will stand behind. Give them a chance to put their seal of approval on solid products that can be had for what is truly a bargain of a price for what it is.
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By Oscar the Grouch
This cable seems decent for the price. It comes coiled with two attached velcro ties. On dissection (see attached image), it can be seen that the solder joints are covered by insulators (although not shrink-wrapped) and the shielding is made of braided copper. Only time will tell if it can endure heavy usage. For me, this is a back-up cable, as I normally connect my mics wirelessly. If you want greater insurance against premature failure, you should probably buy up-market or at least keep a spare.
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By R. Kreis
I pretty much hate these, and maybe too late to return. Wasn't expecting a great cable, but these under perform even for the low price point.

The CHEAP xlr connectors are a bit oversized, very difficult to insert and remove from all of my gear. Some other reviewers report having standard XLR gear that these cables won't fit into at all. I bought two, and both male and female ends on both cables have the same problem, so it seems unlikely the issue is that they are simply out-of-round. These are Chinese knockoffs of the quite excellent Neutrik chuck style connectors, and although they look similar they are VASTLY inferior to US and European brands like Neutrik, Amphenol and Switchcraft.

The wire itself is junk, the cheap rubbery (not in a good way) outer jacket gets very stiff when cold, I have to assume that the conductor jacketing
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By Retired Tech
4.8 | 2,287 customer ratings
96% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
The material on these picks is very slick, and they are not sharp at all. If you want to do lead playing, I wouldn't use them. However they are amazing for rhythm ... the material and curve just makes them glide across the strings so well. You can strum fast as heck and as light as a feather far easier than many other materials/brands. 5 stars for the excellent strumming.
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By zackmc
I bought this pack specifically because I wanted to get a couple of each color shown in the photo for the 24 pack. What I received was okay, but it isn’t what I thought I’d be getting. I was shipped 8 of each thickness: 4 Heavy Brown, 4 Heavy Gray, 4 Medium White, 4 Medium Purple, 4 Thin Dark Blue, 4 Thin Light Blue. There are No Green, Abalone, or Confetti, and there is no variety within the color/thickness (would be nice to have a heavy, thin, and medium of each color). They are *very* nice picks, but they should not advertise the variety pack having all of those fun colors when you don’t actually get all of them. From some of the other comments, I gather they used to send true variety packs, but recent orders seem to be getting quite a bit less variety. Seller, please update your
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By ADReviews
I bought this after buying a few "variety packs" from Dunlop, which literally give you about a dozen different types of picks in the pack, one of each. Those are great because you'll probably find several that you like, with different uses. I assumed this pack, which includes "Thin, Medium, and Heavy Gauges" in "many different styles and colors" would be similar. I thought a green Thin would be different from a blue Thin, and so on. NOPE, there are just 3 types of picks here, Thin, Medium and Heavy, 8 of each. All the Thins are the same, likewise for the other thicknesses. Thankfully, I like the Medium pick; it's fairly similar to my favorite, the orange Tortex, but with a slightly fuller sound and different finish. So now I have 8 of those, and 16 other picks I'll never use. But that wasn't worth
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By Uluru II
9 offers from product price
4.7 | 3,338 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Semi pro guitarist, looked at these for years, never bought any till 6 months ago with 12 picks. Just removed all 12 of those worn picks from my acoustic and sg, replaced with 12 fresh picks. Let that sink in. I didn't lose any picks, always have back ups handy on stage and never look for a pick. They're now part of the guitar. Live your best life and buy these. They'll pay for themselves in saved picks, time and joy quickly.
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By B-rad
I'm a notorious pick dropper. Multiple times during performances I've lost my pick during songs and been forced to either awkwardly pick it up again or use my fingers to finish songs out (I recommend neither). These little guys are a life saver. Just stick it onto your guitar (I prefer the back end: out-of-sight and still convenient if you need a quick replacement), fill it with picks and get going.

One will notice this thing is pretty big. It's big enough to house anything from regular totex picks to the massive triangular bass picks and deep enough to hold 4-8 spares, give or take depending on pick gagues. Just keep in mind that if you use jazz picks you'll likely have to find a different solution. The small size of a proper jazz pick doesn't protrude nearly enough from the holder to make gripping a spare any kind of convenient.

Outside
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By DefcoreDurz
This product does what its supposed to do, hold pics.

It comes with foam stick pad on the back to attach to your instrument or other location you choose so you have easy access to your plectrums.

The thing I did not like is how big it actually is, specifically wide, I would like to see a more compact version.

The picture is a little misleading, by looking at the image it looks like a pick will fit snugly, taking up the majority of space in the holder, but in fact the holder dwarfs the pick.

I will submit some user photos to show what I am talking about.

Fits 9 .60mm plectrums, 10 if you force them.

Fits 7 .96mm pletrums, 8 if you force them.

Fits 5 1.14mm plectrums, 6 if you force them
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By Nathan Hanson
4.7 | 3,018 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I didn't really have room beneath my desk to hang a set of headphones ... so I just stuck it on the side of the desk (see photo). I can only hang one set of headphones, but that works for me.

The Anchor is high quality ... it looks like it will be around for a good long time. The material is soft and flexible ... so gentle on the headphones. The anchoring tape is really strong ... it appears that it will stay put as long as I want it there.

This is a very useful item ... really nice to get the headphones off of the desk! It would be perfect if you have a large desk with room to hang a set or two of headphones beneath the desktop ... but even without that space I find The Anchor a good place to park my
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By Tim O'BOYLE
Pros: very soft "rubber like" material. Flexible. Should be easy on your cans padded head support. Easy to install. Holds 2 sets of cans (or cans a some wires, etc).
Cons: mine used pre-installed 3M VHB tape, which may or may not prove a problem in the long term.

Be sure to prep your surface correctly (clean with Isopropyl alcohol and a dust free towel; let it thoroughly evaporate); some surfaces may need to be scored with a fine sandpaper cleaning; then clean again with Isopropyl alcohol after scoring. A light pressure needs to be applied for a good amount of time in order to allow the 3M VHB tape to bond with the surface it's being mounted on. I used wood clamps to adhere mine for about an hour or so. See photos.
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By DJDDay
I have left less than 10 Amazon reviews. Half of them have been for Products I have loved, the other half ones I have hated.

Before installing the under-desk headphone mount I cleaned the location it was going with an alcoholic wipe and then followed up with a microfiber cloth. I carefully and firmly placed the product on the location and held it for approximately 4 minutes. I then left the mount alone for 72 hours to make sure the glue or adhesive had enough time to cure (if curing was even necessary I am unsure). I was then pleasantly surprised that it held both my headphones comfortably for almost 2 months.

Today though I came home to both myheadphones laying on the hard wood floor. My Sonys have a slight fracture along the outer ring from what I assume was the headphone hitting the floor. What has pushed this product to
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By Drew E. Thomas
4.7 | 2,991 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I had apprehensions about purchasing a small bowl only because of the depth of sound. I know nothing about Chakras or which notes the various types of bowls play, I only know what is pleasing to me and helps me to clear my mind while meditating. This little bowl fits very well in to my evening routine and I am VERY pleased with my purchase. It was fairly easy to get the bowl to sing and to actually change the pitch by changing the angle of the striker along with the speed and pressure variation.

Some caveats to be aware if is that the striker for it is just a standard piece of wood, not glossy or wrapped in anything, which means the wood does get dirty from sliding around the outer edge of the bowl. This is not a big deal for me since I actually use this for meditation
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By Christopher Pace
My first singing bowl and I love it! It's easy to get it to resonate and I like the sound. It doesn't hold the tone as long as my friends bowl. I'm sure it will add a new dimension of fun to my practice!
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By LardBeast
While the bowl is beautiful and sounds lovely, the striker came damp and moldy :(. I’m sure this is uncommon, but very sad for me as this was supposed to be a christmas gift. As you can see, the damage to the striker is pretty obvious and probably took some time... wish there had been more accoutabilty when putting together this set.
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By Kristen Lovio
4.6 | 5,393 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Bought this to go with the Alesis 88 key, keyboard. It was recommended by Amazon to go together, so I bought it. It's nice! But the only thing is that the screws on the straps on the stand are too thin to screw into the bottom of the keyboard. So it doesn't hold securely. We'll have to get new screws to make it hold tight.
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By Littleboyzblue
I have a Casio Privia 160 and had the single crossbar stand. It rocked when I attempted to slide in on the chords. With this stand there is not any movement at all. It is rock solid. Set up was a snap. It took maybe 5 minutes including adjustment time. The straps seem to be useless for me though I have yet to flip my keyboard over and verify. My first look did not show any obvious connection points. I have had it about a month and play at least an hour every day. I have carpet and have simulated a hardwood floor by placing small pieces of 1/8" Masonite almost the exact size of the bottom piece under each bottom leg of the stand. Even without these there was virtually no rocking. This is a well made product despite what I have read on some of the negative reviews.
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By Norman
It worked great for a year and then just stopped working. One day it just fell with the piano on it and now won’t lock anymore! Luckily no one was playing it at the time but now I’m worried my other stands are going to collapse! Sad because o used to love it for the ease, flexibility, and easy storage, but that’s when I thought it was safe and sturdy.
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By Laura Bryan
4.7 | 2,254 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is a great starter ukulele, or even a great second ukulele for someone that place. It’s a very affordably concert size ukulele and easy to play. It plays in tune up and down the neck, which is important thing to look for when purchasing a ukulele. The extra things added or a nice bonus such as the tuner and strap and carrying bag.
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By Lance Allen
We have several Ukulele's at our home. My oldest daughter has a Kala we purchased in Kauaii while on vacation ($100), my second daughter has a starter/kids diamond head soprano ukulele she purchased years ago on Amazon ($35) and a Lanika concert ukulele ($90 pictured below). After comparing this ukulele to our others we came up with the conclusion that we could have saved a lot of money by purchasing this ukulele vs the others. While the tenor ukulele has been excellent, it came solo (no extras) and cost a lot of money, the Lanika (again no extras) has beautiful sound quality and both are great ukuleles, but in my opinion this Ranch ukulele is just as quality as the others we own for half the cost! The sound quality is absolutely beautiful, and the color of the wood is stunning as is the entire look
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By MB
A small story of how I found the Ranch Ukulele. I am a high school teacher of 30+ years and for the first time ever am facilitating several independent studies classes. One young man selected the music industry careers as his topic for the semester. I asked if he played an instrument and his response of "no, but I want to" started a group quest to find what might work for him. Fairly soon I was working with half a dozen students wanting to try the Ukulele. One of the young men said he know someone who could play and would ask him to come to teach some of the basics. He agreed and the quest for instruments began.
After several days of research, begging family and friends to help, we finally received a couple of classroom instruments. One teacher, six students, and 2 ukuleles make learning
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By Tommie J Barkley
4.6 | 3,787 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I used to mainly use Elixir PB Nanowebs or Daddario coated or uncoated PBs, but the earthwood pbs really shine on my Gibson & Martin acoustics in an incomparable way.

I have like 10 sets of these as backup always. Never changing string brands from now on unless EB changes their formula or I get a new acoustic that demands a different set of strings.

From day 1 to day 100, these sound good even though I have very clammy hands. May not work for you, but as for me, these are my favorite strings so far in my entire acoustic playing life. Highly recommended.
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By Y. C.
I ordered a bunch of different electric and acoustic strings last week. I like to use different gauges, materials, or brands. I usually like pretty light strings but sometimes on acoustic I enjoy 12-54. In general I like Ernie Ball strings for acoustic guitars. I change strings fairly often and don't care about expensive fancy coatings. On average I change every 100 hours or every 45 days on Seagull acoustic. When I had the Taylor 714ce I only used Elixir strings. On the Seagull I like to try assorted strings. [side note: If you've never checked Godin's Seagull brand, check them out. Nice sound, versatile, good looking, under $1000, made in North America.] Anyway... I put these Ernie Ball 2146 Earthwood Medium Light Acoustic Phosphor Bronze on today at 3pm. Played it for a couple of hours to break in the strings. Sounded great from first good stretch
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By RichSad
I should start off by saying I REALLY wanted to like these strings. Because, well, I change strings often and these are cheap. When putting them on the B string broke as I was tuning. Luckily I had bought an extra set. No big deal really. The real issue was once I got the strings on. They just sounded dead and lifeless. And they only got worse as the days went on. After about two weeks I couldn't take it anymore so I took them off and went back to my Elixirs. I'm not exaggerating when I say it immediately sounded like a completely different (and much better) guitar.

I don't know, maybe I just got a bad batch or something. Because for the life of me I don't understand all the 4 and 5 star ratings for these things.
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By Jerome
4.7 | 2,034 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
So my husband and I are gamers and we needed a better solution to our headphones to keep them from breaking, this was our answer and not only will it hold our headphones it will also hold an xbox one controller which is even more perfect, it's very sturdy and feels very well made its grip is strong and can accommodate multiple different tables, the bottom hook also turns around so you can hide it under the tables when it's not in use! This also held my purse which is probably around 10lbs .. I'll probably end up ordering more in the near future for gifts and myself!! Highly recommend.
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By Amber
Super easy to put in place. Got this after getting sick of my headphones laying in random locations on my desk. This hook fits neatly underneath. The picture doesn't show it but there is also a small loop for a cord to go through so I leave my charging chord handing from there so all my chords are close together and easy to manage. it also swivels nicely so you can put the headphones on the hook then swing them out of the way under your desk.

Put one on the side table at home for my gaming headphones.
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By Jennifer Manna
So easy to tuck my headphones out of the way with this mount. I really didn't want one where you have to screw into your desk or use adhesives. Headphones are light anyway, you don't need a heavy duty one. The clamp on this mount is sufficient. The clamp is padded to protect your desk. The mount does have a hook so your headphones don't slide off. You can swivel the arm and choose which direction you want to hang your headphones. The cord clip is nice to have, but it's stiff, so I don't bother clipping anything in, I just wrap/hang the cord on the hook so I can quickly grab my headphones when I need them.
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By Amazon Customer
4.8 | 1,367 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I wanted some egg shakers, but wasn't interested in buying anything from China. I also prefer to get my twins real instruments whenever possible.

I realize toddlers aren't the target market for these egg shakers, but my twins absolutely love them. They fit perfectly in their little hands, are durable, the sound is very satisfying, and there's two for each of them. Plus, they are very affordable.
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By Amazon Customer
I purchased these to work into my percussion regimen - what I didn't anticipate was my 3 year old granddaughter's delight at having something new to play with and make noise. I wound up ordering a second set. We both shake together now. Both sets were delivered ahead of schedule and well protected. I may "graduate" to bigger shakers in the future but for now, these are right in line with what I need. Easy to use, simple and yet loud enough to perform with.
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By Phil
I bough this for my son to play with, I didn't even open the package because of the cancer warning. I wont want me or my son to touch a hazardous plastic material.
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By William Hahn
4.6 | 2,890 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Summary:
The 2i2 3rd Gen is a solid advancement to the product line. Generation III helps this brand to remain at the forefront of audio interfaces. I had sold a previous interface and found myself in a pinch where I needed to get something recorded and produced within 48 hours. I found myself with a 2i2 3rd Gen and it was perfect.

Good things you should know:
Contrary to other reviews, you DO NOT need any external drivers. It truly does remain plug-and-play, as they say. External drivers are solely optional, as your specific setup might warrant them. Here was my scenario; plug in USB to laptop, open DAW, set input to 2i2, record. Latency - what latency? That's a thing of the past.

Bad things you should know (that do not reduce the rating whatsoever):
The bundled software (ProTools First, Ableton Live Lite) is a train wreck and will require much more than the
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By Team Brule
I play guitar in my spare time and don't know the first thing about getting set up with a DAW or the logistics of recording my music or even getting it to play through my headphones. Other approaches I've seen have been extremely confusing, intimidating, and finicky to someone like me who knows nothing about the correct gear for this stuff.
Not only does this seem to be working perfectly, but the series of tutorials Focusrite has created made it extremely simple for me to get set up, plugged in, and jamming in no time.

I can't speak to this product as a professional musician, but if you're a dummy like me you've certainly come to the right place!
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By Sebastian D Woodland
We use these for a community radio station, and has used the 1st and 2nd gen 2i2s for years without problems. They fail after 2-3 years of 24x7 use, but that seems reasonable.

However, the 3rd gen switches to a USB C connector with lightning, which requires a separate driver. In order to deliver this driver, the interface shows as a USB drive with the installation media. This causes the system not to boot if the device is plugged in. Focusrite also tries to get you to register the device and drivers with their web sites before the USB connection can be made.

The new driver is also dropping connection after extended periods. Look for gen 1 or 2 of this device if you aren't using it for short periods, and unplugging it after you are done.
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By Forrest Guest
4.6 | 2,590 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Casio CTK-2550 PPK 61-Key Premium Keyboard Pack:

If you're a beginning pianist looking for a great keyboard, here is an option for you. I recently bought the Casio CTK-2550 PPK 61-Key Premium Keyboard Pack with Stand, Headphones & Power Supply and I am truly pleased. I use to take piano lessons as a kid until I was in the 5th grade when I quit, due to people making fun of me saying it wasn't cool. Looking back, I wish I would have never quit. This keyboard however has re-sparked my love for music and I have begun to play again. If you are looking for a keyboard to learn how to play, this is the one! When I first started looking for a keyboard I knew I needed something affordable and compact since I am currently a college student, but I also did not want to sacrifice quality due to price.
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By Matthew Lansing
I'm an absolute beginner so take this review for what it's worth. After researching what keyboard qualities are recommended to begin learning, I wanted something with at least 61 touch sensitive keys. The small screen is very helpful in showing the notes and correct finger placement, and the sound is really beautiful. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with this purchase!
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By Jay M
The description was misleading, the CTK 2550’s are NOT midi capable. As a piano teacher, a general midi connection is a requirement for my students. This model only plugs into a computer or iPad via audio cable. Also, many answered questions by various people were also confusing because some implied that it was midi capable (clearly they do not understand the difference). If you go to Casio’s website and read the manual, it is only an audio connection. What is the difference? With general midi, you can run real assessment software (not the funky audio and visual only apps) as a learning tool. I am a piano teacher and a keyboard is a great way to get the younger crowd started (7 and under) for a short period of time. Maybe the first six months to a year. After that, a full-size
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By Robyn Mc