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Ibanez RGMS8-BK RG Series 8 String RGMS8 Electric Guitar (Black)

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Ibanez RGMS8-BK RG Series 8 String RGMS8 Electric Guitar (Black)
Out of Stock
Price
9,677
RRP
R 12,799
(-24%)

Great introduction to 8 strings & multiscale

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Decent price for what is normally a very expensive guitar type.

This guitar is NOT for people with small hands. I have large hands and sometimes it can be a real mission to mute strings or stretch across frets. This is more of a problem in general with multi string or extended scale guitars though.

The fanned frets don't take too long to get used to, but can be difficult to play certain chords if you don't angle the neck upwards (i.e. if you play it with the guitar sitting on your right leg & the neck is parallel to the ground, you're gonna have a bad time).

The positives:
+Well made (no rattly bits or bad finishes), and weighs less than you would expect
+Great sound for metal/ hard rock
+Playing past the 9th fret sounds great, thanks to the fanned frets helping to keep the intonation correct

The negatives:
-Lack of locking tuners. Despite a fixed tail, the strings do tend to slowly detune while playing. It gets better as the strings age/ settle, but the low B & F# like to wander a bit.
-It's neck heavy. Unless you play with a strap or brace with your right arm, the neck will want to dip, quickly leading to a tired/ sore left arm
-Neck pickup sounds a bit muddy, especially when playing the low F#

Marshall MS-2 Micro Amp Series 1 watt Electric Guitar Mini Half Stack Amplifier (Black)

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Marshall MS-2 Micro Amp Series 1 watt Electric Guitar Mini Half Stack Amplifier (Black)
Dispatched in 4 to 6 working days
Price
695
RRP
R 919
(-24%)

Works Great

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This tiny amp is great for someone who just plans on using the guitar in the comforts of their bedroom and doesn't really want to blow thousands on a bigger amp and go all Macaulay Culkin on your parents. Works like a charm. I've noticed though, sometimes I have to wiggle the battery for it to connects and turn on.

Ibanez Mini Link 3m 1/4 Inch Angled Patch Cable Kit (Black)

(1 user rating)

Ibanez Mini Link 3m 1/4 Inch Angled Patch Cable Kit (Black)
In Stock
Price
680
RRP
R 899
(-24%)

Poor quality

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Plugs break by merely pulling them out of a pedal.
Connections unreliable and fiddly.

Martin MSP6000 Lifespan SP 10-47 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Martin MSP6000 Lifespan SP 10-47 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
In Stock
Price
119
RRP
R 250
(-52%)

Flawless strings

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These strings sound and feel amazing. My guitar has never sounded better with another set of strings, also they are coated and last much longer than other strings in this price range. I can confidently say that I will not consider buying a different set of strings again. This does it all at an affordable price, one of the best purchases you will make.

DigiTech Element Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

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DigiTech Element Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
Out of Stock
Price
2,013
RRP
R 2,396
(-16%)

Good for discovering personal tone and writing music

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I haven't played around with it too much, but I feel that it is useful for people who haven't discovered their own tone yet, and don't have a ton of money to splash out on hundreds of pedals. It takes a little experimenting to figure out which knob does what and how to store adjustments/ own presets, but otherwise I think it's pretty good. The pedal doesn't seem to have an on/off switch, so I'd probably dial it in and just leave it on. Can maybe set up a couple of presets for different songs if really needed. From what I've heard you can get a large amount of different tones. With the many built in presets I found that it is nice for writing music, I naturally wanted to change my way of playing as I was toggling through the presets. Could help if you are in a rut.

Elixir 11027 Nanoweb 11-52 Light 80/20 Bronze Coated Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Elixir 11027 Nanoweb 11-52 Light 80/20 Bronze Coated Acoustic Guitar Strings
In Stock
Price
289
RRP
R 315
(-8%)

Great strings

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So there are many reviews of these strings online. They have great tone and last longer than any othee string I have come across, but...

... my real review here is raru.

They have provided absolutely excellent service. I ordered 3 sets, the supplier only had 1, so I contacted them and the friendly and efficient agents sent the first set, which arrived the next morning. They are sending the rest once they have stock.

Two thumbs up.

Allparts 7 String Electric Guitar Tunematic Bridge (Chrome)

(1 user rating)

Allparts 7 String Electric Guitar Tunematic Bridge (Chrome)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
305

Great service

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Great Service from Raru, first time ordering from here.
If there's something I can't find locally, Raru is my best bet.

Ernie Ball 6 Inch 1/4 Inch Angle Jack to 1/4 Inch Angle Jack Patch Cable (White)

Ernie Ball 6 Inch 1/4 Inch Angle Jack to 1/4 Inch Angle Jack Patch Cable (White)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
218
RRP
R 259
(-16%)

Good quality pedal cables

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These cables serve the purpose of connecting stomp boxes or guitar pedals and does so superbly.
The quality feels sturdy and they do the job just fine.

Zildjian A20583 A Custom Series 17 Inch A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal

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Zildjian A20583 A Custom Series 17 Inch A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
5,036
RRP
R 5,995
(-16%)

Excellent sound

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This is my main crash. It has great resonance, great tone and is perfect for my style of music. I would say, in general, that A Customs are made more for rock and, more specifically, hard hitters. However, I've heard that jazz players do make use of this type on occasion as a small ride. I own the 17", and its by far my favourite of my set.

Vox amPlug 2 Bass Headphone Amplifier

(1 user rating)

Vox amPlug 2 Bass Headphone Amplifier
Dispatched in 4 to 6 working days
Price
759
RRP
R 799
(-5%)

Vox amplug

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The VOX amPlug 2 Bass is a fantastic tool for bassists. Whether it's for late-night practice sessions, creative brainstorming when and where the mood strikes or pre-gig warmups, there are myriad reasons we encounter in everyday playing that make a headphone amp worthwhile, and with the amPlug 2 Bass you get a great-sounding solution that plugs directly into your bass, gives you great tones to work with, rhythms to jam with, plug in any device with a 3.5mm jack so you are able to hear your bass as well as the secondary sound input simultaneously. Works with two AAA batteries that give about 17 hours of use. It is possible to use rechargeable batteries as well. And with this low price at RARU, it's hard to think of a reason not to have one.

Dunlop 486PMD Gels Medium Guitar Pick (Purple)

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Dunlop 486PMD Gels Medium Guitar Pick (Purple)
In Stock
Price
15

Smooth

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Smooth and slippery feel, the only grip comes from the print which is slightly raised. Tone is warm, nothing to rave about. The style of font and translucent material makes it look more like a fashion item but no doubt its quite fabulous looking. The name gel would suggest its very flimsy, but its not, its still stiffer than nylon and maybe 5% more flimsy than celluloid.

Planet Waves 2CBK4 Classic Celluoid Wide Medium Pick (Black)

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Planet Waves 2CBK4 Classic Celluoid Wide Medium Pick (Black)
In Stock
Price
15

Consistent

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It's quite a large pick but not so enormous that it's unusable. The size allows for great control and consistency in your play. The extra surface means you could grip with 3 fingers as opposed to 2, making economy picking really easy and reducing strain on the wrist.

Planet Waves 3DBK2 Duralin Black Ice Light Pick (Black)

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Planet Waves 3DBK2 Duralin Black Ice Light Pick (Black)
In Stock
Price
15

Great if you have a need for it

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This is actually a small pick, its not a precision standard size pick like I thought, its only a little larger than a jazz size. As a result the thin gauge doesn't make much sense as smaller picks usually offer great control for lead playing, while thinner picks are great for strumming. Unless you have specific need for a thin jazz pick it wouldn't make much sense buying. At 0.55mm its quite thin but the material isn't flimsy, still has some bite to it so lack of clarity is not an issue.

Planet Waves 1UCT6 Cortex Heavy Pick

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Planet Waves 1UCT6 Cortex Heavy Pick
In Stock
Price
15

Seen this before

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The actual pick looks identical to Ultex. I am not sure what the actual difference is, perhaps they're marketed differently for legal reasons but in terms of colour, flex and transparency this Cortex pick is the same as Ultex. So expect durability and strength.

Dunlop Tortex TIII 1.14mm Plectrum (Purple)

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Dunlop Tortex TIII 1.14mm Plectrum (Purple)
Dispatched in 4 to 6 working days
Price
15

Perfect

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Even better than I expected. Perfect for heavy gauge strings

D'Addario EXL120-7 9-54 Nickel Wound Super Light 7 String Electric Guitar Strings

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D'Addario EXL120-7 9-54 Nickel Wound Super Light 7 String Electric Guitar Strings
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
184

My Go-to Strings

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Been using these since about 2011, when I got my first 7 string guitar. Tone has always been great, and they're durable as hell.

Mooer Yellow Comp Micro Compressor Electric Guitar Pedal

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Mooer Yellow Comp Micro Compressor Electric Guitar Pedal
Out of Stock
Price
1,037
RRP
R 1,280
(-19%)

Transparent Compressor

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Subtle and effective is the best way to describe this compression which may or not be what you want but if you're looking for a simple pedal that does the job of keping your volume level more uniform, this is really good.

Mooer Blues Crab Blues Drive Pedal

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Mooer Blues Crab Blues Drive Pedal
Out of Stock
Price
826
RRP
R 1,020
(-19%)

Bright Blues Overdrive

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An excellent pedal but you'd need to turn the tone way down to eq the brightness better.

Nomad NIS-C061 Violin Stand with Bow Rest (Black)

Nomad NIS-C061 Violin Stand with Bow Rest (Black)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
294
RRP
R 349
(-16%)

Great stand, great price!

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Great violin stand. Sturdy construction. Holds everything in place with non-slip feet. Highly recommended.

Digitech Trio+ Band Creator and Looper Guitar Effects Pedal

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Digitech Trio+ Band Creator and Looper Guitar Effects Pedal
Out of Stock
Price
7,556
RRP
R 8,995
(-16%)

Amazing product

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It is hard to explain how amazing this product is. As a guitarist that doesn't belong to a band, I often get bored practising on my own and trying to put together backing tracks is a mission. Within 5 minutes of using the Trio Plus I was jamming with a bass and drum track while dropping loops over and just simply having a blast. I can't stop jamming with this baby. . .You can totally record and play entire songs with this pedal, you can set the sequence of the parts and off it goes. This may be an expensive pedal but it is a must have if you are a guitarist that is bored and doesn't have time for a band!

Hercules DG200B Smartphone Holder (Black)

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Hercules DG200B Smartphone Holder (Black)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
324
RRP
R 405
(-20%)

Not gonna go wrong with this one!

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Amazing phone holder! even if the phone has a thin cover on it, the clip will still hold it tight!

Hartke HD500 HD Series 500 watt 2x10 Inch Bass Amplifier Combo (Black)

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Hartke HD500 HD Series 500 watt 2x10 Inch Bass Amplifier Combo (Black)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
13,436
RRP
R 15,995
(-16%)

Best Bass amp on the Market!

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Hartke bass amps has been the benchmark for me and not many amps can compare.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio Package (Including Headphones & Microphone)

(3 user ratings)

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio Package (Including Headphones & Microphone)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
5,120
RRP
R 6,095
(-16%)

Value for Money

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The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is an amazing USB audio interface. The audio interface is great for those who want to start recording. Crystal clear sound and allows you to run an output line. The headset is not bad for the price and the microphone is also very good quality. The two channel inputs can either take an XLR input or normal jack making it modular.

I use it to record guitars and also for gaming. Plug-and-play and easy to set up and use. Works great with FL Studio and Audicity.

Would definitely recommend the product. The quality is so good Misha Mansoor, the guitarist from Periphery even uses this audio interface.

Samson Meteor USB Studio Condenser Microphone

(11 user ratings)

Samson Meteor USB Studio Condenser Microphone
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
1,508
RRP
R 1,795
(-16%)

Best mic at the price

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Excellent microphone .great professional quality sound for the price .awesome service and delivery from raru.

DiMarzio EP1102 Switchcraft Straight Short Pickup Selector with Knob and Flat-Knuckled Nut

(1 user rating)

DiMarzio EP1102 Switchcraft Straight Short Pickup Selector with Knob and Flat-Knuckled Nut
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
303
RRP
R 360
(-16%)

very positive action and feel

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much better than the originals installed in epiphones. much more positive engagement when switching
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