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Dunlop 471P3C Max-Grip Jazz III Carbon Fibre Guitar Pick (Black)

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Dunlop 471P3C Max-Grip Jazz III Carbon Fibre Guitar Pick (Black)
In Stock
Price
15
RRP
R 16.50
(-9%)

Sounds amazing

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There is a distinct sound with this pick, its clarity and aggression is above that of celluloid, nylon, ultex and tortex picks. The tone change using this pick is more obvious than when switching between other materials and guages. It kills drone, hollowness and twang (unless you like those things, then you'll hate this pick), but at the same time improves clarity and bass. Ideal for raking across the strings, it sounds superb with chorus and delay. If you like softer old school rock staccato or full on metal sweep picking, this pick is a dream!

When using heavy distortion this pick helps again with clarity and aggression. It helps prevent everything becoming one mushy blended sound. Honestly if any pick deserves to be called the tube/valve amp of the pick world then its this! (Cringe I know, but seriously it sounds different to EVERY other pick I own)

Negatives: its a bit harsh to hold, not as warm, smooth and comfy like celluloid. The grip actually fits in the grooves of the fingertip which actually may be an irony in the sense that its now not allowing any heat to escape at all, and may contribute to the very thing its trying to fix, sweaty hands. The small size and extra grip may take some time getting used to especially if you adjust your grip as a habit mid song, or actually change how you hold the pick for different parts of songs.

Samson SR850 Professional Studio Reference Headphone – Single

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Samson SR850 Professional Studio Reference Headphone – Single
Dispatched in 4 to 6 working days
Price
584
RRP
R 795
(-27%)

Excellent value for money

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According to the internet, these are an OEM version of the AKG K240 that retails for three times the price. The build quality feels a bit questionable, but the internals are allegedly the same, and the audio quality is brilliant for the asking price.

High trebles, and slightly less bass than the average pair of headphones. Comfortable over the ear (circumaural) earpads. I might consider purchasing aftermarket velour earpads. Cord is long but not removable, and is fixed to the left ear.

If you don't mind forgoing a bass heavy sound reproduction, I would definitely recommend them in their price bracket.

Dunlop 215 Heavy Wall Glass Slide (Medium)

Dunlop 215 Heavy Wall Glass Slide (Medium)
Dispatched in 4 to 6 working days
Price
219

You should know the size

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This Pyrex Glass Slide is 20mm x 29mm x 69mm and fits ring size 10.5

Korg GA-2 Guitar and Bass Tuner (Black)

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Korg GA-2 Guitar and Bass Tuner (Black)
Dispatched in 4 to 6 working days
Price
179

The Kork GA-2 is a bit limiting

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Watch out for this one.
I was expecting a tuner with cents division.
But it is locked to the guitar open tuning and ignores other notes.

Fender Blues Deluxe Harmonica C Key (Chrome)

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Fender Blues Deluxe Harmonica C Key (Chrome)
Out of Stock
Price
240
RRP
R 285
(-16%)

Fender makes a great blues harmonica

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Finally a simple blues harmonica that has good 2 hole draw and is easy to bend notes. It is easy for me to recommend this one.

For learners, make sure you start with a 10 hole diatonic in the key of C. The reason is because many on-line lessons are in the key of C. By playing 2nd position, you get a nice minor pentatonic in G. Ideal for blues in G.

Ernie Ball Prodigy 2.0mm Mini Delrin Plectrum (White)

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Ernie Ball Prodigy 2.0mm Mini Delrin Plectrum (White)
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Price
30

No serrated bevel

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The pictures on the RARU site show two plectrums of the same size. I made the mistake of clicking on the wrong one. The mini is way to small for me.

When I first heard about the "Ernie Ball Prodigy" pick, the reviewer talked about the serrated bevel around the edge. It was this feature that got my interest. But, the one that I got was smooth!

I'm not too impressed with this product.

Ernie Ball Prodigy 1.5mm Standard Deldrin Guitar Plectrum (Black)

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Ernie Ball Prodigy 1.5mm Standard Deldrin Guitar Plectrum (Black)
In Stock
Price
30

Factory reject

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The Ernie Ball Prodigy pick that I got needed a bit of work to make it usable. I had to use a fine file to clean off the rag around the edge.

Graphtech TUSQ Compensated Martin Style Acoustic Saddle (White)

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Graphtech TUSQ Compensated Martin Style Acoustic Saddle (White)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
89
RRP
R 105
(-15%)

Quality Sound

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This saddle makes your acoustic guitar sound so much better. It is great for highs, mids and lows. Martin would never use it if it did not give the desired effect, and as we all know, Martin acoustic guitars are played by most of the great musicians around. Past and present.

Stagg SCPX-CU BK Curved Trigger Acoustic/Electric Guitar Capo (Black)

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Stagg SCPX-CU BK Curved Trigger Acoustic/Electric Guitar Capo (Black)
Dispatched in 4 to 6 working days
Price
139
RRP
R 154.95
(-10%)

good quality

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for the price you cant ask for better, clamps down well, small size and soft rubber like material around the metal so your neck is always safe

Planet Waves 5CSH4 Celluoid Medium Thumb Pick (Shell)

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Planet Waves 5CSH4 Celluoid Medium Thumb Pick (Shell)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
15

Sharp sounds

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brings out the volume and earthy tones on your acoustic when you just want that extra sound while finger picking

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

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

Great pick

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Stunning sounds crisp and clear

Planet Waves 1CBKP2 Classic Celluoid Light Pick (Black Pearl)

Planet Waves 1CBKP2 Classic Celluoid Light Pick (Black Pearl)
In Stock
Price
15

crisp

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Brings out great crisp tones and adds volume to your acoustic

Fender 351 Shape Premium Thin Ocean Turquoise Pick

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Fender 351 Shape Premium Thin Ocean Turquoise Pick
In Stock
Price
15

flexible

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nice flex to the pick easy playing style nd shape

Fender 351 Shape Classic Tortoise Shell Heavy Pick

Fender 351 Shape Classic Tortoise Shell Heavy Pick
In Stock
Price
15

Great pick

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The go to pick for all round playing styles

Ernie Ball 2002 Earthwood Medium 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Ernie Ball 2002 Earthwood Medium 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
130

Top notch

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great sound signature, real bright tones from higher strings and deep earthy tone on the lower strings.
retains tuning and as always superb quality from Ernie ball

Dunlop 47R3S Stiffo Jazz III Guitar Pick (Black)

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Dunlop 47R3S Stiffo Jazz III Guitar Pick (Black)
In Stock
Price
15

Sharp sounds

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Brings out some really great tones

Dunlop 471P3C Max-Grip Jazz III Carbon Fibre Guitar Pick (Black)

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Dunlop 471P3C Max-Grip Jazz III Carbon Fibre Guitar Pick (Black)
In Stock
Price
15
RRP
R 16.50
(-9%)

Smooth

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Great sounds and feels really good while playing

Dunlop 44R 1.00mm Nylon Guitar Pick (Black)

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Dunlop 44R 1.00mm Nylon Guitar Pick (Black)
In Stock
Price
15

Great pick

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Small profile great sound and really grippy, nothing but great service and extremely quick on shipping from Raru.

Kala Waterman Concert Ukulele (Matte Black)

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Kala Waterman Concert Ukulele (Matte Black)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
829
RRP
R 995
(-17%)

My first ukulele

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This is my first ukulele. Considering its price, and considering that I'm a beginner, it's perfect. I have practiced every day for a week now and I do have to re-tune it every time before I play. I love its lightweight feel. I love its sound. But its black colour is my fave - as it matches my soul perfectly.

Dean Markley 8000 Blackhawk Electric 9-42 Light Coated Electric Guitar Strings

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Dean Markley 8000 Blackhawk Electric 9-42 Light Coated Electric Guitar Strings
In Stock
Price
150
RRP
R 185
(-19%)

So much more than the price implies

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For the longest time, I have been using the D'Addario EXL120 9-42. But as my playing has improved so has the frequency of breaking the 9 gauge, an EXL 9 lasts me about a week. I decided to give these strings a go and I am very impressed. The sound and the sustain are so much better the EXLs and it's been nearly a month and the 9 is still going.

Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky 10-46 Electric Guitar Strings

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Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky 10-46 Electric Guitar Strings
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
219
RRP
R 260
(-16%)

Top quality high output steel strings

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Probably the best strings I've ever used, very loud and high output, extremely long lasting, with wipedowns and cleaning a set once lasted over 3 months before sounding a bit dead and needing a change. A bit tougher on the fingers and frets than regular pure nickel or nickel plated strings. Ernie ball make great strings and with these you can't go wrong in my opinion...make guitars with low output pickups sound much louder and brighter. A bit pricey, but the longevity makes up for some of the increased cost. Well worth it.

Vox AC4HW Hand Wired 4 Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier (Combo)

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Vox AC4HW Hand Wired 4 Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier (Combo)
Out of Stock
Price
10,999

Great amp for cleans and the verge of breaking into Distortion

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This amp blew my mind away with its sound and flexibility, especially when used with an overdrive or Distortion pedal to get the sound clipping when the tubes are worked hard. A very flexible and great sounding amp, with half the output of a 40watt tube amplifier, it's plenty loud for home practice or a small amphitheatre or Hall...can be hooked up to cabinet as well, with plenty of clean and overdriven headroom due to the low and high gain inputs. Cool channel is great for clean brit and American (Fender) tones especially with a single coil guitar, and the high gain hot channel bypasses both r he treble and bass controls to give great lead tones on the verge of breakup and Distortion, surprisingly good tone for an amp with a "clean" reputation, great with single coils and humbuckers....A very versatile little amp...well worth the purchase, lighter and slimmer than the ac15 and ac30 with a similar sound ideal for home use. 12 inch celestion greenback gives great loud and deep sound. Boutique finish as well...A definite 5 star product. Thanks to raru customer service as well for the excellent delivery time and after sales service!

Fender Locking Tuning Machine Heads for Stratocaster and Telecaster (Chrome)

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Fender Locking Tuning Machine Heads for Stratocaster and Telecaster (Chrome)
Dispatched in 3 to 5 working days
Price
1,362
RRP
R 1,595
(-15%)

Does what it says on the box!

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Great to have easy to install and easy to use locking tuners for a strat/tele. These just slot in to the grooves and holes already pressed into modern Fender instruments and the locking mechanism makes string changes really simple and quick, gears are nice and close ratio. However....they're made for Fender by Ping in Indonesia...and these should really be included when buying a modern electric guitar...and not an aftermarket profit making initiative by Fender USA. If made in the corona factory made an option on all instruments....Then a definite 5 stars. A purchase worth it if you change strings often. Warning - does not fit Squier and Fender guitars with vintage tuning machines without drilling extra holes into the headstock.

Dunlop 475R 1.0mm Big Stubby Guitar Pick (Red)

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Dunlop 475R 1.0mm Big Stubby Guitar Pick (Red)
In Stock
Price
15

Nice fat feeling pick

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Great feel and bright tone from this pick...makes warm strings like pure nickels sound brighter and livelier, especially on single coil guitars. Smooth feel and allows great articulation on single strings. Definitely worth the purchase. I'll be buying plenty more.

Dunlop 418R 0.88mm Tortex Standard Guitar Pick (Green)

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Dunlop 418R 0.88mm Tortex Standard Guitar Pick (Green)
In Stock
Price
15

Good pick, just a bit too stiff

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Tortex sicks have a great feel and texture, I just find them to be a tad too stiff at the tip, and don't allow precise articulation when picking single strings and notes...but because of the material...they give a great tone and sound from any type of string...and they last forever, if slightly more forgiving and better touch they'd be a definite 5/5.
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