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AKG D5 Supercardioid Vocal Dynamic Handheld Microphone

AKG D5 Vocal Dynamic Microphone

AKG describes the D5 as a mic "designed to cut through the mix" while offering maximum feedback and handling noise suppression.

The Laminated Varimotion diaphragm, coupled with a dual internal shock mount, ensures the mic stays silent on stage even with lots of movement.

Yamaha EMX5016CF Powered Mixer (Discontinued)

Yamaha EMX5016CF Powered Audio Mixer

It's impressive how Yamaha is able to maintain their reputation for quality across their expansive line of products, from instruments to stage gear.

Case in point is the Yamaha EMX5016CF powered mixer, with its 16 inputs, expanded tone shaping options and built-in 500 watts per channel power amplifier.

It comes with a wide variety of features including a 9-band graphic main EQ, an onboard sonic maximizer effect and a nifty feedback suppressor.

Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SR Advanced Modulated Delay & Reverb Pedal (Discontinued)

Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SR Advanced Modulated Delay & Reverb Pedal

The Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SR is a dual delay + reverb pedal with a plethora of options.

The controls may look daunting but to explain it simply according to Earthquaker Devices, "The top row of controls are for delay A and the bottom row of controls are for delay B. Delay A is a 600ms delay with modulation and delay B is a 300ms delay with reverb. Both delays can be run separately, in parallel, in series or in series/parallel."

TC Electronic MojoMojo Overdrive Pedal

TC Electronic MojoMojo Overdrive Pedal

The TC Electronic MojoMojo is a part of TC Electronics analog line. Its defining feature is that it has an active bass and treble EQ, which means that you can both cut and boost treble and bass frequencies.

This is a really powerful tone sculpting tool, and is also a huge bonus if you’re looking for a really specific tone (like Eric Clapton’s “Woman” tone).

TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Pedal

TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Pedal

TC Electronic is known for versatile pedals that utilize the latest technology available, but with its straightforward design, the Dark Matter Distortion pedal is somewhat a departure from their usual products.

Well it's not a complete departure because it does incorporate a voicing switch that lets you change the pedal's bass response - which gives it a darker warmer tone.

Fender FA-125CE 6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Fender FA-125CE 6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

It's interesting how an affordable acoustic guitar like the FA-125CE can carry the Fender brand, while for electric guitars, the Fender label is reserved for expensive models.

With the FA0125CE you are getting a genuine Fender labeled acoustic at a very generous price, and on top of that it comes with Fishman electronics (one of the leading brands).

Speaking of electronics, the preamp doesn't take too much space on the body, yet it has enough space for 2-band EQ, volume control and a nifty tuner.

Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Analog Chorus Pedal

Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Analog Chorus Pedal

Electro-Harmonix’s Small Clone is best known as one of Kurt Cobain’s go-to chorus pedals. The defining tone of the pedal is Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”, though don’t think of it as “The Nirvana” pedal.

Even with the controls being limited, the pedal is more versatile than most would initially assume.

The most important thing to know about this pedal is that the depth knob only has two-positions as opposed to the variable switches most pedals have.

Roland SPD-30KIT Octapad Compact Electronic Drum Set

Roland Octapad SPD-30 Version 2

While not exactly a conventional drum kit, the Roland Octapad SPD-30 V2 gets a special spot on this list for being an add-on tool for drummers, while still being a capable and easily portable stand alone kit.

It is often used as an add-on tool by drummers on stage, especially in worship and pop music circles. But it can also work as a compact electronic drum kit complete with a kick trigger pedal and a hi-hat control pedal.

Donner DED-200 Mesh Head Electronic Drum Set

Donner DED-200 8-pc Mesh Head Electronic Drum Set

The Donner brand is known for affordability, but it can be a hit or miss when it comes to quality.

The DED-200 5-pc set is a good example of what the company can do when they do things right, which is to keep the quality and features up, while keeping the price low.

It comes with features that you'd normally only find on more expensive kits, notable features include all-mesh heads and chokeable cymbals.

Alesis Turbo Mesh Kit - Electronic Drum Set

Alesis Turbo Mesh Kit - 7 Piece Electronic Drum Set

Entry level kits from Alesis have been a favorite with Gearank readers for several years now and it's not hard to see why with their consistently high ratings and excellent value proposition.

The Alesis Turbo Mesh Kit lets you experience mesh heads at a very affordable price. Each of the mesh pads are tunable to your preference, to give you the bounce and feel that's closer to acoustic drum heads.