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All-Star Gear: Our Customers' Favorites

Our Top Picks for Every Musician

If there's one thing that's universal to all musicians, it's the love of gear. When zZounds customers love their gear, they spread the word to fellow musicians, producers, and engineers with great ratings and reviews. In our All-Star lists, you'll find our customers' top-rated products, with actual quotes from happy owners. Look below to see what our customers love about their favorite guitars, mics, drum sets and more!

All-Star Electric Guitars

Whether they're being made to shred or sweetly sing the blues, electric guitars often steal the show. Each of the guitars on this All-Star list, by brands like Fender, PRS, ESP, D'Angelico and more, are certified performers.

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"Sounds great. Such a versatile guitar that doesn't really compromise anything to get that Swiss Army Knife usability. I feel like most genres would be a dream on this guitar."
- Ernest in Riverside, CA on his PRS CE24

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All-Star Studio Monitors

Looking for accurate playback of your projects? Trust your mix to the studio monitors on our All-Star list. These speakers are touted by owners for their reliable, transparent sound!

All-Star Quote:
"Sonically brilliant! Tight, focused lows and mids and pristine highs. These monitors reveal things in your mixes that you wouldn't have noticed before and allow you to make corrections much more easily...even minor changes are obvious."
- Cody in Chanute, KS on his Neumann KH-120A monitors

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All-Star Headphones

Whether you need a pair for studio mixing or just listening to your favorite music every day, our All-Star Headphones list is packed with solid recommendations.

All-Star Quote:
"Very good stereo imaging for headphones. Great frequency and dynamic range, not harsh or fatiguing, probably because they start to roll off a little somewhere around 8 kHz."
- A happy owner of Sennheiser HD600 headphones

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All-Star Mic Preamps

Whether it's clean and transparent, or warm and full of character, the right microphone preamplifier can make a huge difference in your recordings. Check out our All-Star list to see which is right for you.

All-Star Quote:
"I am very pleased with the sound of this little preamp. For the price it cannot -- I repeat -- cannot be beat."
- Frank in Miami, FL on his Black Lion Audio B173 mic preamp

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All-Star Drums

A band is only as good as its drummer, and a drummer can only play their best on the right kit! Our All-Star list features your favorite drum kits of all shapes and sizes.

All-Star Quote:
"LOVE IT! Sound is everything with drums and this drum set is amazing! The hardware is unique and makes the set pop! Very great buy for the price."
- Stan in Atlanta, GA on his Tama CK72S Superstar Classic kit

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All-Star Guitar Effects Pedals

Every single effects pedal brings something different to a guitarist's sound, and with so many varieties available today, when one is considered a near universal favorite, it's a big deal. Check out some of our best-rated pedals!

All-Star Quote:
"The reverbs are fantastic! All the algorithms are very usable. It inspires you to write moody and dark tunes. But then again I always write moody and dark tunes."
- Steve in Arlington, TX on his Eventide Space reverb pedal

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All-Star Microphones

These microphones have proven themselves on stage and in the studio. Read glowing reviews from their owners and see if any of these microphones should earn a spot in your mic locker!

All-Star Quote:
"Can't say enough about the quality and ruggedness of this microphone. I love the fact you can just hang the mic over the top of the amp. No loss of tone."
- Stephen in Pooler, GA on his Sennheiser e906 instrument microphone

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All-Star Guitar Amps

Whether it's an amp they love to rock on stage or use to practice at home, zZounds customers are eager to gush about their favorites, offering plenty of great recommendations for all types of players.

All-Star Quote:
"It has sweet tone, and great volume for a 10-watt model. I mic the amp on a guitar stand if I play the occasional gig, and it does really well. Very happy with this amp, and it will be my main squeeze from now on."
- John in North Ft. Myers, FL on his Vox AC10C1 combo amp

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All-Star Beat-Making Gear

DJs and electronic musicians have plenty to say about their favorite beat-making gear on this All-Star list. We compiled it all together into a wide selection of incredible tools.

All-Star Quote:
"It has a very fast learning curve, the pads feel great and nice response. I have only had it a few days but I have not had any issues. Backlit labels make it easy to get around fast...just buy it; you won’t regret it."
- Troy in Harrodsburg, KY on his Akai MPC X

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All-Star Synthesizers

From vintage analog to cutting-edge digital, we've got all sorts of synths in our All-Star Synthesizers list. Whether you're looking for a fun first synth to try out or a powerful stage synthesizer, check out what happy owners have to say!

All-Star Quote:
"I've spent a total of about 8 hours with it so far and I find myself spending all my time easily creating patches that have the richness, depth, texture, feel, and animation within the tones that exceeds my other analogs."
- Alan in Los Angeles, CA on his Korg Minilogue

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