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Review number: 66
Reviewed: 2011/01/27 04:25 pm
User: amper
 
Product model:Bassguy mini-head 25W
 
Manufacturer:HOT Amps
 
Purchase price:972.00
 
Overall rating:Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!
 
Review text:
My style of music can be probably assigned to something between blues-rock and progressive rock. This amp has been probably designed for blues players, but I can play on it even real hard-rock. It has really really bright clean channel and it is perfectly distinctive even in high level of gain. I am feeding it with TS overdrive a bit with gain around the half its way (+ a bit of delay) and that's something what produces tears of happiness in my eyes. What else do I have to say...? I can feel qua …
 
Positives:
- High manufacturing quality - Fully hand-made, hand-wired, point-to-point - Excellent design - Customization options - Really old-school vintage sound - Natural sound - No need for tons of effect pedals - You buy it with rigid amp cover - Very good online support - Perfect ratio Price/Value
Negatives:
- I do not own original HOT speaker cabinet yet :-)
 
 
 
Review number: 65
Reviewed: 2011/01/26 01:49 pm
Last modified: 2011/01/26 01:56 pm
User: amper
 
Product model:Bassguy mini-head 25W
 
Manufacturer:HOT Amps
 
Purchase price:972.00
 
Overall rating:Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!
 
Review text:
My style of music can be probably assigned to something between blues-rock and progressive rock. This amp has been probably designed for blues players, but I can play on it even real hard-rock. It has really really bright clean channel and it is perfectly distinctive even in high level of gain. I am feeding it with TS overdrive a bit with gain around the half its way (+ a bit of delay) and that's something what produces tears of happiness in my eyes. What else do I have to say...? I can feel qua …
 
Positives:
- High manufacturing quality
- Fully hand-made, hand-wired, point-to-point
- Excellent design
- Customization options
- Really old-school vintage sound
- Natural sound
- No need for tons of effect pedals
- You buy it with rigid amp cover
- Very good online support
- Perfect ratio Price/Value
Negatives:
- I do not own original HOT speaker cabinet yet :-)
 
 
 
Review number: 64
Reviewed: 2011/01/25 08:52 pm
Last modified: 2011/01/26 02:30 pm
User: saxanka
 
Product model:B9560
 
Manufacturer:Hohner
 
Purchase price:13.00
 
Overall rating:Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!
 
Review text:
First thing that I find interesting about this flute is its price. The price is absolutely comparable with plastic recorders and this has compelled me to buy and to try it. I have to say that sound is a truly different in comparison with plastic recorders. Another difference is the body construction which is made from two separately pieces only. This shapes the flute into more massive and clear image. I personally prefer simply wooden design of this Musica Line instead of inflated ones (for exam …
 
Positives:
pear-tree hard type of wood, massive and clear design, warm and finely full sound, any excessive loud high tones, explicitly the best choice in its price range, comparable price with plastic recorders
Negatives:
slightly slurred tones in low attitude, natural finish on the fipple is rubbed off
 
 
 
Review number: 63
Reviewed: 2010/10/10 03:01 pm
Last modified: 2010/10/11 09:52 am
User: Raven
 
Product model:V-Piano
 
Manufacturer:Roland
 
Purchase price:5399.00
 
Overall rating:PerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfect
 
Review text:
This piano generates sound on the base of physically produced sound which is then digitally modeled by Roland’s famous COSM technology and it presents the best in hardware pianos area. Sound is absolutely perfect as it doesn’t use sampling technology. Diverse forms of sound are more expressive. Tones sound seamlessly bright. The possibility to synthesize sound with simulation of piano component parts influences the sound to a great extent. It facilitates wide variety of options of work with …
 
Positives:
unique sound creation conception (COSM TECHNOLOGY), exquisite piano sound, excellent software editor
Negatives:
without music stand
 
 
 
Review number: 62
Reviewed: 2010/10/04 12:20 am
Last modified: 2010/10/05 09:42 pm
User: heavyRain
 
Product model:BDP-880
 
Manufacturer:Bohemia
 
Purchase price:994.00
 
Overall rating:Very goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
 
Review text:
Well, this piano is intended only for beginners as well as for home playing. I mean that it´s not proper for artists who demand absolute precision of sound and higher polyphony. This digital sampling technology piano disposes with 128 stereo sounds in various qualities. The most authentic sound is the one of acoustic grand piano following with very good quality of classical strings and percussion sounds. To tell the truth most of the brass sounds (except some of the exotic flutes) are not a big …
 
Positives:
grand piano sound, accompaniment styles, well-arranged function controllers, balanced and adjustable keyboard
Negatives:
various qualities of sounds, noise of keys, recording possible only for one song
 
 
 
Review number: 61
Reviewed: 2010/09/29 10:40 pm
Last modified: 2010/10/01 10:55 pm
User: BlackBird
 
Product model:ST 90 Series IV
 
Manufacturer:Keilwerth
 
Purchase price:1465.00
 
Overall rating:Very goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
 
Review text:
J.K. tenor saxophone - ST 90 Series IV - is made first of all for beginners. Manufacturer Julius Keilwerth is well known especially for unusual materials of which are his highest models built of such as nickel silver and coin silver. However, as I mentioned this instrument is dedicated to beginners and that´s probably the reason why this sax is made of regular yellow copper and has plastic buttons of fingerboard. Body and keys are twice gold-lacquered for longer durability. Key layout, form and …
 
Positives:
colour of tone, intonation, response, thumb rest, auxiliary high F# key, mechanism for the left hand little finger, finish
Negatives:
sax mechanics setting-up, poorly scarfing of cork
 
 
 
Review number: 60
Reviewed: 2010/09/27 07:43 pm
Last modified: 2010/09/29 08:52 am
User: saxanka
 
Product model:205A Robin
 
Manufacturer:Aulos
 
Purchase price:16.00
 
Overall rating:GoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
 
Review text:
Aulos 205A Robin flute is also one of the most used instruments for beginners similarly as the Yamaha recorders. Aulos soprano flute possess baroque system fingering and pleasant rounded tone. Sound of this wind instrument doesn't contain any screaming tones and it is not high-keyed in the comparison with Yamaha flutes of the same level. As a negative I can point out that this Aulos loses clarity of sound in high tones which are veiled. Basically, Aulos flute has almost faultless intonation. Sou …
 
Positives:
sound quality for the price is excellent, not screaming tones, almost faultless intonation, low maintenance, durable
Negatives:
not precise clear tones in highs, higher tones are veiled
 
 
 
Review number: 59
Reviewed: 2010/09/24 02:22 pm
Last modified: 2010/09/28 08:53 pm
User: saxanka
 
Product model:YRS-64
 
Manufacturer:Yamaha
 
Purchase price:284.00
 
Overall rating:Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!
 
Review text:
Yamaha YRS-64 is soprano flute with baroque system of control interface. This wind instrument is made of rosewood which has attractive look as well as beautiful tonality of natural wood. Wood responses to all surrounding physical conditions such as humidity and temperature. In general holds that wooden flutes have more pleasant and typical courteous sound than flutes of plastic body. Construction of flute is traditionally made of three separable pieces. Rosewood is a hard heavy wood for vigorou …
 
Positives:
rosewood construction, tone of great depth, grandiose projection of sound, great tonal expressivity, hand-made rubbed oil finish
Negatives:
wood responses to all surrounding physical conditions
 
 
 
Review number: 58
Reviewed: 2010/09/22 09:42 pm
Last modified: 2010/09/25 11:39 pm
 
Product model:120
 
Manufacturer:Fibich
 
Purchase price:1200.00
 
Overall rating:PerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfect
 
Review text:
Pianos under this name are precious instruments. I am really disappointed that the manufacture of these pianos which have beautiful sonorous sound had been stopped decades ago. Fibich pianos had been made in former Czechoslovakia until the end of fifties. In the present you can buy it only as a second-hand. When I heard playing this piano for the first time I was very surprised. First imagination that came into my mind during the playing was about the piano is situated in smoky jazz piano bar so …
 
Positives:
beautiful sonorous tonality, rich projection of sound, precious well built instrument
Negatives:
manufacture of these pianos had been stopped approximately around fifties
 
 
 
Review number: 57
Reviewed: 2010/09/13 11:32 pm
Last modified: 2010/09/23 08:12 am
 
Product model:P 284 Mistral
 
Manufacturer:Petrof
 
Purchase price:59220.00
 
Overall rating:Very goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
 
Review text:
I have played this grand piano as well as I heard many compositions played on this concert grand. Impressive look of this instrument predetermines it for usage in large concert auditoriums. I think that sound is so typical that you can't misidentify it. Alike all of Petrofs it has sound with common typical line and for me shrilly tones. I have feeling that all tones are based in particular on mezzo and high frequencies and deeps die down. Overall sound impression can be describe as high-keyed. T …
 
Positives:
good projection of sound, Renner action, high-class materials, possibility to supplement with magnetic accelerate mechanic for a better potential of playing
Negatives:
mezzo and high frequencies of all tones, deeps die down, inexpressive tonality
 
 
 
Review number: 53
Reviewed: 2010/09/11 06:07 pm
Last modified: 2010/09/23 08:47 am
 
Product model:225 Smetana
 
Manufacturer:Bohemia
 
Purchase price:30320.00
 
Overall rating:PerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfectPerfect
 
Review text:
I think Grand piano Bohemia 225 SMETANA belongs to absolutely top of all grand pianos in world market. This professional concert piano is nominated to Czech composer Bedřich Smetana who is one of my most favorite composers. This piano allows to all played compositions to be a really grandeur. Tonal quality is excellent and piano stays in tune absolutely perfect. High tones are pleasant and on the other side deep tones are so mysterious that it is giving me a goose-flesh. This grand gives you a …
 
Positives:
absolutely top, excellent sustain, pleasant full and rich sound, precise intonation, bright tones, grandeur experience, first-rate master piece with Renner action, Röslau strings
Negatives:
 
 
 
Review number: 51
Reviewed: 2010/09/11 02:32 am
Last modified: 2011/01/31 01:32 am
User: saxanka
 
Product model:YRS-20B
 
Manufacturer:Yamaha
 
Purchase price:9.00
 
Overall rating:Almost goodAlmost goodAlmost goodAlmost goodAlmost goodAlmost goodAlmost good
 
Review text:
The Yamaha YRS-20B Soprano flute is special offer above all for the littlest kids. Look like toy designates this flute to become one of the most popular wind instruments for children. Manufacturer declares that flute has very similar features as the model YRS-24B but from my experience it is apparently not so identical. Quality of sound as well as overall features is lower in comparison with higher model. As a convenience we can count light weight and body made of 3 separable parts allowing easy …
 
Positives:
effortlessly playing, almost good intonation, standard sound, sonorous tones, toy like appearance, cute thing for kids, affordable price
Negatives:
sound doesn't correspond to manufacturer's declaration, age-limited
 
 
 
Review number: 50
Reviewed: 2010/09/10 11:42 pm
Last modified: 2010/09/22 09:16 pm
User: saxanka
 
Product model:100
 
Manufacturer:Petrof
 
Purchase price:1500.00
 
Overall rating:GoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
 
Review text:
The Petrof upright piano model 100 presents standard quality of middle series and has the littlest standard size. This piano has broad usage first of all for home playing and practicing. Higher tones sound a bit strong and sometimes really hard-hitting, tolerably belligerent and I would appreciate if they were more delicate and pleasant. Sound is not extensive like has grand piano and has not absolutely clear tonal range. This harshness is consequence of internal space under-capacity that most o …
 
Positives:
suitable for home playing and practicing,
lower price,
second-hand upright piano is really dog cheap,
one can find among them a few master-pieces
Negatives:
nonextensive sound, veiled tones, after years of usage a few of keys become less flexible than on the beginning, inexpressive intonation, tones sometimes get fused
 
 
 
Review number: 49
Reviewed: 2010/09/09 10:34 pm
Last modified: 2010/09/12 01:44 pm
User: saxanka
 
Product model:YRS-24B
 
Manufacturer:Yamaha
 
Purchase price:10.00
 
Overall rating:GoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
 
Review text:
The Yamaha YRS-24B C-Soprano descant flute is suitable for beginners including small children as well as amateur players. Flute will come in one pack with cloth bag and fingering chart. Moreover, I have washed the bag in the washing machine and apparently it can withstand it. Instrument has light weight and is built from 3 separate pieces made of plastic so one can clean the flute easily. Only thing you need is a bit of tap water. After the wash it is necessary to dry the flute up with a piece o …
 
Positives:
very friendly price,
easy care,
light weight,
comfortable playing,
very good performance ratio
Negatives:
a bit loud higher tones
 
 
 
Review number: 26
Reviewed: 2010/03/03 12:34 pm
Last modified: 2010/03/26 12:41 pm
Product name:Washburn WI66 ProF
 
Product model:WI66 PRO
 
Manufacturer:Washburn
 
Purchase price:750.00
 
Overall rating:Very goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
 
Review text:
Really good value for the money.
 
Positives:
Design
Finish
Playability
Sound
VCC control.
Negatives:
None