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Christmas guitar?

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Guitar for Christmas? You dont have to spend loads of cash to get someone a guitar for Christmas! The Falcon acoustic guitars come in bright colours, are fun and easy to play, and would make the perfect gift for any aspiring rockstar.

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The Signature Les Paul guitars are the best kept secret of the guitar world! Without a big brand name on the headstock you can be sure that their value is all down to quality construction and components. Made in Japan by a world class manufacturer, famous for Tokai and Epiphone Elite guitars, the Signature Les Paul guitars are of a quality you?d expect from a Gibson, but at a much more affordable price. These Signature guitars have carefully hand selected Mahogany bodies with carved tops of solid bookmatched Maple to a maximum thickness. This represents a step up from other guitars featuring a curved body and wafer thin Maple veneer. The thick solid Maple Cap makes for a more defined tone, and in the translucent coloured models it looks fantastic. The 24.75? scale neck is made from a single piece of solid Mahogany with a luxuriously smooth heel that thickens out to join the body at the 16th fret. The single cutaway body has the bulk and feel of a traditional Les Paul guitar, and this …

Christmas guitar player presents

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Looking for a Christmas present for the guitarist in your life, we have a few stocking filler ideas here for you. Anything here would go down a treat with me on Christmas day!

PRS SE Custom Tremolo

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The Paul Reed Smith ?Special Edition? Custom Tremolo is a finely constructed guitar featuring a Mahogany body, set Mahogany neck and flame Maple top. Dual zebra style humbucking pickups provide a precise and powerful sound, with a rich depth of tone characteristic of the Mahogany body. The PRS designed tuners offer performance you can rely on, and the PRS tremolo bridge puts more expression at your fingertips. This guitar looks amazing, and sounds just as good, with unbeatable playability the PRS Custom is sure to expand your musical horizons. The PRS SE Custom Tremolo is available in either grey black or a cherry sunburst, both with the stunningly intricate, stripy flame Maple veneer. A Maple binding runs around the front of the body, separating the coloured front finish with the gloss black of the back and sides. The neck has a ?wide fat? profile giving it a very sturdy feel, and it is also finished in a gloss black lacquer. The 25? scale gives you more room for exploring elabora…

PRS SE Soapbar 2

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This guitar features a diversion from the traditional PRS body shape, with just a single cutaway, bevelled to allow more reach of the upper frets. The top of the body is of Maple with a flame Maple veneer for stunning looks and a crisp tone. PRS designed open coil humbucker pickups in treble and bass position provide the sound, whilst the hardware is designed by PRS, including sealed chrome tuners and wrap around stoptail bridge. Master volume and tone controls, and a three way pickup selector let you set your sound, and the chunky Mahogany body and set neck construction deliver a thick and full-bodied tone. The moon inlays set into the Rosewood fingerboard are extremely decorative and the single cutaway guitars are available in either a Black Cherry or Tobacco Sunburst finish, with the flame Maple veneer shining through. The PRS Special Edition series of electric guitars offers the exceptional quality of Paul Reed Smith at a much more accessible price.

New in - PRS SE guitars

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We are proud to announce the arrival of PRS SE guitars at guitarbitz! We have a range of styles and colours to choose from - keep your eyes on the site as we will give each its own in depth review and photographs. The PRS Special Edition Custom Tremolo is a finely constructed guitar featuring a Mahogany body, set Mahogany neck and flame Maple top. Dual zebra style humbucking pickups provide a precise and powerful sound, with a rich depth of tone characteristic of the Mahogany body. The PRS designed tuners offer performance you can rely on, and the PRS tremolo bridge puts more expression at your fingertips. This guitar looks amazing, and sounds just as good, with unbeatable playability the PRS custom is sure to expand your musical horizons. The PRS SE Custom Tremolo is available in either grey black or cherry sunburst, both with the stunning flame maple top.

Samick Avion Les Paul style guitar

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At just £235 we really are 'giving this guitar away!' In terms of quality, components, finish and playability the Samick Avion range would fare well against guitars worth over twice as much. In fact if this one doesn't go soon - I'm having it! Hurry and check out the SamikAvion series of Les Paul style guitars, before its too late!

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The TW45 super-folk guitar is part of Tanglewood Guitars best of the best, Sundance Pro range of acoustic guitars, built using the finest construction techniques and materials in China. The super folk style features top quality components including a solid Mahogany back, solid Cedar top and a B Band equaliser for brilliant tone and resonance. Tuners are spaciously set in the headstock, which displays a Tanglewood logo on the front and an angled diamond shape volute where it runs into the neck around the back for extra support. The front of the guitar is framed in a multiple celluloid binding that also runs around the head and down the fretboard adding to the comfortable feel of the TW45. Read on for our full review of the Tanglewood TW45

New in Joe Satriani straps!!

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Planet Waves and guitarist Joe Satriani are pleased to announce the JS Series signature guitar strap collection. The JS strap collection features 5 premium-quality 50mm wide tubular nylon guitar straps featuring Satriani?s own artwork and artwork, inspired by his famous guitars woven into comfortable, fashionable guitar straps. Each strap is designed to Joe's specifications, and is adjustable in length from 35" to 59.5" long. £17.95

New in........ PLANET WAVES!

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We are please to announce a new range of Planet Waves guitar accessories at guitarbitz. These include cables, tuners, capos and other bitz and pieces. We are impressed with the level of quality and fresh approach to design that all Planet Waves products offer. The revolutionary Planet Waves S.O.S. Guitar Tuner pulses two out-of-phase LED light beams directly onto the vibrating string. When the string is out of tune, the two lights will visually dance on the string being tuned. As you are approaching tune status, the movement slows down and eventually stops when you are perfectly in tune. This revolutionary visual tuning system enables precision tuning in silent or noisy environments, without the need for audible sound or sensing of any kind.

Explorer!

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Evil cousin of the Flying V, the Explorer fronted a revolution in solid body guitar design during the transition from hollow body electrics, and has been kicking ass ever since 1958! The Epiphone Korina Explorer stays true to the style of the original Gibson model and though there are countless imitations out there, this Explorer retains the authentic jagged edges down to every last angle. The head of the Explorer curves back and downwards to a rounded point resembling an ice hockey stick poised for action. Lined up on the upper ridge of the black headstock are 6 mini kidney shaped Grover tuners - unrivalled for reliability and grip. The pearly Epiphone logo shines at the tip of the headstock to finish off this proud display of Korean craftsmanship. read on for the full review of the Epiphone Explorer electric guitar

Daisy Rock is here!

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With a shortened scale (length) and slimline neck, this guitar is also designed exclusively for girls. A star shaped body, scratchplate and even star shaped position markers make up the Daisy Rock 'Star Series'. Includes a nice, padded gigbag!

Guitarbitz on Myspace!

You can now catch us on Myspace for a more interactive approach to blogging, and check out the latest news from local bands!

Aria STG Vintage

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The Aria STG-Vintage takes the traditional electric guitar style to the next level, offering better tone and a more refined appearance. Featuring the traditional double cutaway alder body and bolt on maple neck, the STG-V has upgraded pickups for a better sound and a rounded neck joint for increased comfort. This guitar can easily tread into rock territory thanks to its bridge humbucker, while the single coil pickups are full of tonal interest giving the STG-V sound great in any musical situation. With chrome hardware including a top quality adjustable bridge and sealed tuners the STG-V looks great and is built to last. Click here for the full review of the Aria STG Vintage

Coming soon - Guitars for girls!!!!!

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We are excited to be stocking a new range of daisy rock guitars, designed with girls in mind in funky shapes and styles. We will also be creating a section for girlie guitars of all brands so keep your eyes on Guitarbitz in the next few weeks to see what is available!

Hartke Bass Amp

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Bass players swear by Hartke amps, and this will surely be the best 20 watt studio bass amp you can find. The 8" bass driver (speaker!) gives a full and punchy sound driven by the 20 watt amplifer. Features a 3 band EQ, shape circuitry, volume control, headphone socket, line out and effects loop.

Samick Torino - amazing value

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The Samick Torino has outstanding specifications condisering its price, including Duncan Designed covered humbuckers, a set Mahogany neck and a set of chrome Grover tuners. For £219 this is an absolute steal!

Special Offers on Drumsticks!!!

Digitech Overdrive Pedal

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The Screamin? Blues Overdrive / Distortion effects pedal is designed for guitarists who need a pedal that responds to playing dynamics. Blues players in particular will love how the Screamin? Blues gives them total control of their tone. Playing lightly gives you a mild overdrive, but dialing up the gain and digging in hard will make the Screamin? Blues sing with ultra-rich harmonics and sustain.Level controls distortion output level. Low adjusts boost and cut of bass frequencies. High adjusts boost and cut of upper harmonics. Gain sets the maximum distortion amount when playing your hardest. Dual Outputs. The Amp output is for connecting directly to a guitar amplifier. The Mixer output features Cabinet Emulation circuitry for connecting directly to a mixing board or recording device.

Warlock Bass

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The style and attitude of the B.C.Rich Warlock body shape have been made even bigger to bring you the Korean built Platinum series Warlock Bass. Jagged edges, arching horns and chrome hardware make this a beast to be reckoned with! The classic widow headstock boasts the signature B.C.Rich logo and menacing gloss black finish matches the rest of the angular body. Sealed B.C.Rich tuners give precise hold on all 4 strings, highlighting the headstock in gleaming metal. The 24 fret neck feels slim and smooth at the top with a natural satin finish, and the lower cut away of the body gives easy reach right up to the 24th fret. The rosewood fingerboard is neatly inlayed with dot position markers and action down the neck is nice and low due to precision construction of the nut and bridge.

Aria Mac 35

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The Aria MAC 35 electric guitar is a sort of stretched Strat style guitar, with big, pointed horns. Plenty of chamfering makes it comfortable to play, whilst raising the bridge and strings of the guitar right up off the body, so no need for a scratch plate. One of the most popular lines from Aria Guitars, featuring a matt black coating, cream binding and black hardware, very rock. This electric guitar has two single pickups, and a bridge humbucker, which is attached directly onto the body, picking up the maximum amount of resonance from the guitar.

New guitar Lessons up on site!

We have just up loaded some new guitar lessons including Barre Chords, Technique and even triads! Check them out - you might learn something!

Vintage Distressed Icon series

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The Vintage Icon Series takes a new approach to guitar manufacturing. Why wait years for a guitar to build up those classic belt buckle scratches, tarnished hardware and worn-to-the-bone paintwork? Well now you don?t have to as these guitars have been ?aged? for you ? leaving you to concentrate on enjoying them straight out of the box, onstage or at home. These indicators of the character and personality of a well-loved instrument give a touch of authenticity to your performance and help create a genuine stage presence.

Taylor Big Baby

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The Baby Taylor?s big sibling, a 15/16-scale Dreadnought acoustic guitar with a solid Sitka spruce top and sapele-laminate back and sides, boasts a surprisingly full voice, comes with a lightweight gig bag for easy portability, and makes a trusty companion wherever you go ? even if it?s just to the couch. A solid Sitka spruce top gives the Big Baby top-shelf tone, while the sapele laminate adds extra resilience against climatic changes. A durable natural varnish finish offers protection, good looks, and a smooth feel to the touch. Also featuring a lovely, laser etched soundhole rosette, this is one of the UK's most popular acoustic guitars.

New Vintage Zip guitars

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Vintage Zip electric guitars are energetic and exciting, with all of the no nonsense go-for-it attitude that makes music fun to play, and can be seen in great bands from 50?s rock ?n? roll to today?s Arctic Monkeys! With a bold and feisty style involving loud colours and inviting curves, and a lightweight easy-play design, the Zip guitars are causing a stir. If you are not one for snobbish jargon or technical tweaking then you?re sure to get on well with a Zip ? they want to make as much noise as you do without worrying about which pickup to select. Just plug in and you?re ready to go straight away even if no one else in the band is! The Zip guitars have a semi hollow body making them nice and light so you can jump around without worrying about damaging anything (including yourself!).

Seymor Duncan '59 Model humbucker

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This Seymour Duncan pickup is a faithful replica of the great old 1959 'Patent Applied For' humbucker. The tone is smooth and warm. Sustain is plentiful. The same kind of Alnico magnets, plain enameled wire, braided single-conductor hookup cable, nickel plated studs, wooden spacer, black paper tape, and balanced coil windings that were used on the originals are used here on the '59. Even the square pin hole with the distinctive 'Patent Applied For' recessed molding ring on the top of the bobbin is included. The neck and bridge models are individually calibrated for an even volume balance. The bridge packs a little extra punch and the neck is warm with just the right amount of bass.

Vintage VS6

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The Vintage VS6 has all the attributes of the original Gibson SG guitar that it bears resemblance to, including a set Mahogany neck, dual covered humbuckers and two sets of volume and tone controls, not to mention the same rock attitude! The similarity ends when it comes to price however as the VS6 bears a price tag that begs belief when you take into account the sheer playability and style of the VS6, there is no wonder that this is one of Vintage?s best selling guitars.

A premium guitar stand!

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A collapsible, proffessional guitar stand by König and Meyer for holding all kinds of guitars. The instrument support arms adjust to fit various guitar sizes. The support arms are lined with a soft plastic material to protect the instrument finish. The height can be adjusted by an easy-to-use clamping lever. The solid and collapsible yoke has a safety strap to provide extra protection. Stable foot construction with reinforced base. Top quality. £24.95

Help and assistance

Check out our new help and assistance page - From here you can access guitar lessons, tutor lists, parcel tracking info, technical information and more including our guide to buying electric guitars....... Guitarbitz.com

Walden electro acoustic guitar

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The 700 series of Walden acoustic guitars takes tone and resonance to the next level by having a solid wood front and back. They are finely detailed, with multiple white binding around the front and back, and a shimmering green Abalone soundhole ring. The G74CE features a Venetian cutaway body and a FishmanSonicore? pickup and equalizer. read on for our extensive review of this Walden electro acoustic guitar

Bigdog drum stuff coming soon.....

We will soon be stocking Bigdog drum stuff. This funky brand of drum hardware includes heavyweight stands, thrones and pedals. Keep your eyes on Drumbitz for detailed descriptions and pictures....

Seymour duncan guitar straps!

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These stylish, top quality black adjustable straps have thick suede leather tabs that are sure to stand the test of time (and all the other abuse that they are destined for!) They are made from an unusually thick canvass type material, feeling soft and sturdy to the touch, unlike the plastic webbed straps that are more common. On the front end is a classic Seymour Duncan ?S? emblem in high quality Pewter. The Seymour Duncan logo is also embroidered in a patch just above this so even if your guitar doesn?t pack a pair of Duncan?s, which it should(!), your audience will be none the wiser! The Straps also come with a chord for use with acoustic and electro acoustic guitars that only have one strap hook.

Lorenzo L449

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The L-449 Dreadnaught from Lorenzo was the 2004 winner of Guitar Magazine?s ?Best Acoustic Guitar Under £1000? Award ? proving that you don?t have to spend a fortune to get a great sounding instrument.For those who don?t mind paying a bit more for longevity and tone in an instrument then the L-449 is also available with a solid Spruce top.The key to this guitar?s remarkably low price is that all of the usual cosmetic features such as body binding, glossy finishing and position inlays have been left out, focusing funds on quality sound, materials and construction. The result of this unusual simplicity is a guitar that is actually quite interesting to look at, especially considering the sound it makes!

Vic Firth Jazz Brushes

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A retractable wire brush with an infinitely adjustable brush spread capable of maintaining any playing position. A 6" spread and extra heavy gauge wire provide maximum coverage and sound. The oversized triangular metal pull rod doubles as an excellent beater for cymbal work.

Left Handed SG style guitar

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The TSE605 is a Tanglewood version of the classic 50's SG style of electric guitar, the twin horns giving that familiar aggressive look. Featuring two uncovered Entwistle 'DarkStar' humbucking pickups, twin volume and tone controls, and a 3 way toggle selector. The guitars green pearl tulip tuners work well, the rosewood fingerboard has large rectangular pearloid markers, and the set neck gives loads of sustain, as you'd expect from this style of electric guitar. The Tanglewood TSE605 (SG) is available as a left handed version for just £169

New - D'addario bass strings!!

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Bring the funky twang back into your playing with a new set of strings.The market leaders bass guitar strings, long scale, in 2 guages, soft and super soft. D'addario bass guitar strings are on offer at £15.95 including free next day delivery!

Giant Guitar Straps back in stock!

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These have to be the most comfortable and stylish straps ever! Each strap has a 3.5? wide padded shoulder strip giving you ultimate comfort whilst playing and soft leather tabs at each end hold your guitar firmly in place. The whole of the straps material is slightly elastic, giving you more flexibility whilst strutting your stuff and with such bold designs you can rest assured that all eyes will be on you!

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The Taylor Baby 3/4 sized dreadnaught is the perfect traveling companion. With a sweet, full voice and great tone, just what Taylor Guitars are famous for. With a choice of 2 tops, the light coloured solid Sitka Spruce yields great clarity and projection, while the darker solid Tropical American Mahogany top adds extra mid-range punch, often described as a ?bluesy edge,? to the tone of the Baby Mahogany. For such a compact instrument the baby kicks out monstrous volume thanks to the rounded Sapele back that has a luxurious feel to it. The Taylor Baby is fine for adults but would also make a great childs guitar for dedicated learning. The Taylor baby comes with a thickly padded gig bag for just £239 including free next day delivery

Starter guitar package

The Couger guitar kits now start from only £89 including free next day delivery!!!!!! Included in the kit are all the bits and pieces you need to get started, including a Couger electric guitar in a variety of well known styles, a BBblaster 10Watt practise amp, giug bag, strap and cable. We've even thrown in some plectrums so you can plug in and go! The guitars look the business too!

Digitech JamMan

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We are excited to introduce the Digitech JamMan, new in stock! The DigiTech JamMan is a compact and easy to use sampler that lets you record guitar loops and play over them hands-free! A refreshing change from other recording devices, the JamMan incorporates easy access dials on the front and a rugged stomp box design. High visibility, brightly lit numeric display, buttons and LEDs are just right for dark stages and studios. A wide range of features combined with ease of use make the DigiTech JamMan the perfect looper/phrase sampler for practicing, composing, and performing. The Jam Man could easiliy become an important band member, with its vast range of functions it could become a vital bit of stage equipment for the creative guitar player...... Read on for the full review of the JamMan

Danelectro style.........

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The Danelectro '56 Pro Electric Guitar is a fantastic new limited edition guitar, built for sound and playability. After guitar production ceased in the last century, Danelectro concentrated on their very well regarded effect pedals, but, after realising that their 'vintage' guitars were trading for silly money, they decided the time was right to start production up again. We have a range of colours in stock at just £219 including free next day delivery!!

Left handed dreadnaught acoustic guitar

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The Walden D610 Acoustic Guitar has an impressively detailed gloss finish and a superior tone thanks to its solid Englemann Spruce top. Sealed chrome tuners and full body binding come as standard on this superb instrument. The Walden D610 gleams all over in its glossy nitrocellulose lacquer and a smooth white body binding sets the frame for some detailed design work. Green abalone runs around the inside of the front binding and also between the multi ringed sound hole rosette setting the frame for the creamy spruce top. This astonishing acoustic guitar is available in a Left handed version !

New Classical guitar Strings in stock!

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D'Addario Pro-Arte Classical Guitar StringsThese nylon strings from D'Addario are for classical guitars, with silverplated wound bass strings and clear nylon trebles.

Double Bass Pedal!!!

Put your foot down and floor it with a Dixon Invader Double Bass Pedal Only £99.95 including free next day delivery....... If you are after a complete drum set up then we now Stock CB Drums at only £139

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Vintage TC200 Electric GuitarVintage Guitars take on the famous 'Tele' style, introduced back in the 50's and still one of the worlds most popular guitars, used by all manner of guitarists from Bob Dylan, in his electric period, to Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party. At only £109 this would make a stylish first guitar or even one for the collection1

Yamahe Electric guitar Kit

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Modelled on the best-selling Yamaha Pacifica 112, the new 012 has a similarly contoured double-cutaway body, and the firepower of a raunchy bridge-position humbucker plus two clear-toned single-coil pickups. The five-position pickup switch permits selection of those classic in-between sounds, while the vibrato bridge is a well-proven vintage design with six individually adjustable saddles for accurate intonation and a slinky set-up.

Digitech Compressor

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DigiTech Main Squeeze Compressor/Sustainer Effects PedalIf you need that extra push during a solo or a more level playing volume whilst experimentsing with tricky techniques then you could benefit from a compression pedal The Digitech Main Squeeze incorpotates studio quality technology with a user friendly control interface making it the ultimate stage companion! £89

replacement Machine heads

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Does your guitar go out of tune everytime you put it down? If so then you may be in need of a new set of machine heads. We have replacements for 3 a side les paul style or 6 a side strat style headstocks in a variety of finishes. Replacement Machine Heads

Drumbitz.com

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Get kitted out with these great sounding quality Sabian Cymbals With these bright sounding cymbals it is now possible to access the great durability and performance quality of B20 ?cast? bronze at unbelievably low ?sheet? bronze prices. While your at it you could tighten up your tom tone with some new Drumskins

Tanglewood tuner redesigned!

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The Tanglewood Chromatic tuner has beed refitted with a futuristic silver casing and central LEDs. Get with the times and tune up with this little wonder of technology!

Control Knobs

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Is your guitar missing a few odds and ends? If so then we could have the missing part to bring it back to life! From replacement top nuts to control knobs we have it all!!

Guitarbitz.com

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Professional Digital Stereo Headphones For silent bedroom practising you can plug these directly into your multi effects pedal or amp and play until the sun comes up - without keeping the rest of your house up too! Headphones with fully adjustable click-type headband, in line volume control, soft leather effect padded ear pieces, gold plated 3.5mm stereo jack plug, 3.9m lead and 3.5mm to 1/4" gold plated stereo jack plug adaptor.

Play guitar in the dark!

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Ok, this may not be everybody's cup of tea, but for those that know how to party - turn the lights off and turn on your fretboard illuminator!!!! Ice Pix Fix Fretboard Illuminator

Thunderbird Bass

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We liked the thunderbird bass so much we thought it deserved a thorough description. At only £259 this is a real bargain and offers genuine style at an affordable price. Check out my full review of the Epiphone Thunderbird bass

Quality Bass guitars under £200

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We have a wide selection of bass guitars to choose from and if your budget is less than £200 then you should be able to find a quality instrument. Aria IGB35 Active Bass Guitar £159 The Aria IGB 35 Bass Guitar is a powerful bass combining tough roadworthy construction with active circuitry and easy playability over two octaves of its super fast neck. The ergonomic modern design of the carved Alder top feels comfortable to play and the sweeping top arch balances the body perfectly allowing you to move around freely as you play. Aria SB101 Active Bass GuitarJust £199 This is a serious bass guitar from Aria with fantastic, powerful, clear tone as you'd expect from the Infinity active pickups. The guitars deep neck cutaway allows easy access to all 24 frets. Through body stringing makes the whole guitars body vibrate whilst playing and greatly improves pickup performance. Finished in a gorgeous Midnight Blue with quality black controls, these are bass guitars to be seen with.