Customer Kudos

"zZounds has super fast delivery, and makes buying super easy with their flexible monthly payment plans. This is especially helpful in this terrible economy. zZounds puts instruments in reach for many people who would otherwise have to spend a year or two saving up for a guitar. Many are grateful for this business model because they can be learning and playing while they're paying."
March 5, 2024

All-Star Problem Solving Gear

Making your musical life a little easier

Not all All-Star Gear takes center stage in a musician's rig or in the studio. Sometimes, an All-Star is a small tool that saves your live show, or something that makes your studio workflow so much more seamless. In this edition of All-Star Gear, we're paying tribute to the problem solvers -- those items that don't dazzle with flash or features, but can be just as impactful as an instrument. Read on to see all our picks and learn what our customers and gear experts have to say about each. Did your favorite make the list?
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PreSonus MicroStation BT Monitor Controller

PreSonus MicroStation BT Monitor Controller
"The MicroStation BT is a great way to add a volume/mute control to your monitors, as well as Bluetooth streaming. Its Sub output is a good solution if you're trying to add a subwoofer that doesn't have a built-in crossover. You also get an 1/8-in. aux input and a headphones output."

- Gareth, zZounds Live Sound, Computer Audio, and Recording Merchandiser

ART ProMIX 3-Channel Microphone Mono Mixer

ART ProMIX 3-Channel Microphone Mono Mixer
"Sometimes you need to plug more mics into your mixer but you're out of channels. No need to upgrade to a bigger mixer yet -- just pick up an ART ProMIX. Each XLR input channel has a level control plus switchable phantom power and low cut, and it runs on batteries or AC power."

- Gareth, zZounds Live Sound, Computer Audio, and Recording Merchandiser

Big Fat Snare Drum The Original Snare Drumhead

Big Fat Snare Drum The Original Snare Drumhead
"Need a beefy snare tone? Don't know how to tune your drums? That's no problem with the Big Fat Snare Drum drumhead. By placing this drum head over your existing snare head (or any other drum it will fit on) you instantly dampen overtones, unleash the full bottom-end of your drum's tone, and solve tuning issues on any finicky lugs. It's an old studio drum trick that's been turned into a great product for the masses!"

- Nick, zZounds Drum Merchandiser

Lewitt Audio DTP 640 REX Dual Element Dynamic and Condenser Kick Microphone

Lewitt Audio DTP 640 REX Dual Element Dynamic and Condenser Kick Microphone
"Do you find that you're always using extreme EQ moves to get a kick drum to have body and also cut through the mix? The Lewitt DTP 640 REX makes that easier with a dynamic and a condenser mic built into the same housing, with perfectly aligned diaphragms so you can get treble attack and low-end rumble with no phase issues. Includes a 5-pin XLR that splits the output into a separate channel for each mic."

- Gareth, zZounds Live Sound, Computer Audio, and Recording Merchandiser

ART DTI Hum Eliminator

ART DTI Hum Eliminator
"The design is for only removing ground loop type hum, mostly 60 cycle in character. It does that very well. In my case, it did fully correct a problem associated with using an old style tube preamp in a modern cabled-up world! Hum virtually all disappeared. A product that does all it says it is trying to do."

- A Happy Owner

DrumDial Precision Drum Tuner

DrumDial Precision Drum Tuner
"I have been looking at this drum dial on and off for the last few years, but always thought that I can do a decent job on my own. When I tuned up my toms, I couldn't have been more wrong. My drums sound more alive than they ever had. This is the best investment you could make for your kit."

- A Happy Owner in Cleveland, OH

Alto Professional Bluetooth Ultimate Stereo Wireless Receiver

Alto Professional Bluetooth Ultimate Stereo Wireless Receiver
"With all tech going wireless these days, if your PA, DJ, or studio monitor setup doesn't accept Bluetooth, then no matter how great it sounds, it's a little behind the times. But fear not! Alto Professional's Bluetooth Ultimate receiver gets you in the game. It's rechargeable with a battery life of over six hours, it can pair wirelessly with another Alto receiver, or go stereo simply by plugging in an XLR cable in the back and running that into the second channel input of your mixer or speaker. Congrats, now you're future-proof!"

- Mason, zZounds Accessories Merchandiser

D'Addario Screeching Halt Sound-Hole Plug

D'Addario Screeching Halt Sound-Hole Plug
"This sound-hole plug is well made, fits all my guitars and works very well. I was getting a lot of feedback on the lower frequency range and it has been solved by simply popping this sound-hole plug in. I would highly recommend this to anyone playing any acoustic guitar live through an amp, especially if you're going to be in close proximity to the amp, this product will take care of most feedback issues."

- Johnathan in Fort Worth, TX

Radial JDI MK3 Passive Direct Box

Radial JDI MK3 Passive Direct Box
"This DI has been a total game-changer for live performances. In the past I've had to make do with the house DI box at shows and the like. It did the trick alright, I suppose. However, since investing in this DI, I've had a huge jump in people complimenting me on my sound. I don't have to worry about my cab being suited to the room, or about a mediocre DI neutering my tone. It's been a great solution for my bass, and several of the sound guys I've worked with have expressed admiration for its performance as well."

- Jon, former zZounds Gear Expert

RocknRoller Multi-Cart Equipment Cart with R-Trac Wheels

RocknRoller Multi-Cart Equipment Cart with R-Trac Wheels
"I bought both the shelf and the deck with the cart. This makes it possible to load everything for one rolling trip from the car to the gig. My PA, amp, speaker stands, mic stands, guitars, pedal board, and related accessories all fit. This cart handles it all, No more lugging equipment in several trips."

- Frank in Orange, CA