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New Sigma Guitars at Guitarbitz Guitar Shop!

Have you heard of the acoustic guitar brand, Sigma ? If not then you most definitely should have! They offer some of the best acoustic guitars we've tried in a long time and what's great is they are cheap which gives you amazing value for money. Let me make this clear... they're NOT cheap in terms of quality, they just don't cost a lot to buy! Quality and attention to detail are absolutely supreme which yields an amazing end result for you, the player. They specialise in electro acoustic models too and of course they all use brilliant Fishman systems. You may recognise them to look very, very similar to another famous brand called Martin, and they do! They are allowed to produce replicas or copies of Martin guitars but as they're made in the far east rather than the Americas the prices are far, far cheaper! From dreadnoughts, to jumbos to folk shapes and '000' styles, their range is extensive and Guitarbitz now have a good range for sale both onlin

Blackstar ID:CORE BEAM Bluetooth 4-in-1 Guitar Amplifier!

If you haven't heard of the all new Blackstar ID:CORE BEAM yet then you're missing out as this is without doubt one of the best guitaring gadgets of the year! This Bluetooth 4-in-1 amplifier lets you use your electric guitar just like normal with all the classic features like gain voices, ISF, built in effects and USB connectivity, but on top of this you can also plug in your acoustic guitar, bass and stream music to it via Bluetooth! With specific channels for the different instruments you can get a brilliant sound for each. If you took an acoustic guitar or bass and plugged it into a regular electric guitar amp it wouldn't sound overly great, but here simply press the voice button down and you have yourself a quality little acoustic amplifier! Same goes with the bass, there's two bass voices and surprisingly these have a lot of bottom end and punch, which is amazing considering there are only two little 10w speakers! This little box of tricks is stereo, it h

New In: Fender David Lozeau Art Stratocaster!

If you love something a bit whacky then listen up as you'll love this new Fender David Lozeau Art Stratocaster in the stunning Sacred Heart finish! Under the hood it's a simple, made in Mexico, Standard Strat which makes it nice and cheap but it's got one of the best paint jobs we've seen in a while, probably since the Fender 'Swirl' Telecaster! Fans of bright, cartoon, comic book style drawings will love this guitar, it's so vibrant and will certainly catch the eyes of your audience! This electric guitar sounds just as a Strat should, excellent for blues, rock, jazz or any style you want to throw at it. The neck and neck-middle positions are so punchy yet smooth and creamy, very SRV sounding! While the bridge and bridge-middle have that classic snappy, treble tone that's great for power chords and even a bit of country! We've made a tiny little video just a sneak peek because this is an instrument that needs to be seen in pers

How to get a 'Gig Rig' for just £500! (Electric Guitar)

If you’re in need a guitar and amp to gig with but don’t have much more than £500 to spend then we have some awesome suggestions for you! You may think that a good quality set up, that can compete with a full band and drum kit, may cost a lot of money but actually it can be done fairly cheaply and still sound awesome! To ensure the amplifier can accommodate lots of different playing styles and genres, as well as keeping the cost down, we’re going to go for ones with built-in effects. With these you’ll get a huge number of sounds to suit your individual needs and most brands offer something that’s going to be loud enough to get over the volume of those loud, annoying drummers! Amp Choices - Fender Mustang III              ~ £227    - Vox Valvetronix VT80+        ~ £269 - Fender Champion 100          ~ £228 - Blackstar ID:30TVP             ~ £279 All of the amps above are loud enough to compete with your other band members and they all have built in effects so

Customer Review of the Fender Replacement Stratocaster Neck

Review By: Tom M Rating: 5 Excellent Product: Fender Replacement Stratocaster Neck - Maple Board Review: well all all i can say .is top quality neck, spot on. The picture dose not do it justice ,great service, very helpful and very fast delivery, many thanks for a great service many thanks tom Date: 28th February 2015 If you found this information useful, please share it on Facebook, Twitter and Google. Tweet

Which is best? The Boss DD-3 or DD-7?

Boss delay effects pedals have become somewhat of an industry standard, ‘go-to’ choice of many guitarists world-wide. The DD-3 has been used by loads of famous artists and is a great little stompbox, but does its big brother, the DD-7, provide more functionality, better sounds and a more useable interface? DD-3 With users like Slash you can tell the DD-3 means business. It provides a classic, robust digital delay effect that simply does the job well. With a few different settings and parameters you can dial in a range of sounds quickly that go from short, ‘slap-back’ Country style to long ‘swells’ that you can make last forever. It’s easy to use and there are ample sounds to accommodate a number of styles and songs. Pros: Ease of use, industry standard, robust, cheap Cons: Limited modes compared to DD7, only mono operation, no tap tempo facility DD-7 The DD7 takes the DD3 and completely ramps it up to give extra features, stereo compatibility and a handy

Fender Standard Precision and Jazz Bass Tone Comparison

Have you ever heard the difference between a Fender Jazz Bass and Fender Precision Bass ? They're quite different to listen to, to play and even to look at! Check out this short demo video so you can hear the tonal difference for yourself! To a veteran of the bass this may seem like an easy question to answer but if you’re new to it or you just can’t see much difference between them then there’s quite a few features on each that offer different sounds, feel and playability. Pickups / Electronics Let’s start by looking at the pickups and electronics as this is one major difference between these two bass guitars. The Precision has what’s called a ‘split coil’ single coil pickup.   The E and A strings have the half of the pickup which is closer to the neck and the D and G strings have the other half that’s closer to the bridge. To control the sound with the P-bass you get one master volume and one master tone and that’s it. It’s probably one of the easiest configur

J Mascis Jazzmaster

Check out this great video of J Mascis being interviewed and playing a solo of Dinosaur Jr.'s 'Get Me." on his signature Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster . Check out the tone of this awesome versatile electric guitar. Its pretty epic, you won't want to miss this one! Get this signature Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster at Guitarbitz Guitar Shop for only £373 or £27.97 a month on 0% finance.

Must Have Ukuleles for 2015

We've seen a huge boom in Ukulele sales recently as the popular tiny, little mini guitar style instruments have taken off among children, adults, grandparents and yes, you guessed it....EVERYONE! It seems this little instrument has welcomed itself into our day to day lives to bring us a touch of Hawaii and quite simply, who couldn't be whisked away on a big smile adventure to that tropical paradise whilst playing and listening to the beautiful tone of these magnificent musical mini guitars. We heard in the news this week that sales of Ukuleles in Britain have doubled to around 250,000 over the past five years and we're pretty sure that soon it will be overtaking those recorder lessons in schools as more and more children start up fun Ukulele clubs and the adults move onto those great little local community clubs, just round the corner. They're pretty easy to learn with just four strings and the soft nylon texture means we don't blisters on our fingers. Hooray!

A Great demo of the Vintage V130 Double Cut Les Paul Junior Style Electr...


Customer Review of the Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita with Bigsby

Review By: Agnes C Rating: 5 Excellent Product: Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Telecaster with Bigsby Review: First off, I would like to thank Guitar Bitz for getting the instrument to me very quickly and for their attention to detail. This guitar had obviously been checked over with a little sticker to prove so. Pretty much straight out the box it was great, very well made and unbelievable value. I will put 10's on it as it came with 9's other than that nothing needs doing. The bigsby is stable with no tuning issues, the neck = stunning playability. A very resonate guitar even when played without amplification. A very pleasant surprise considering the price point, destined to be come a classic. Thanks Agyy Date: 13th August 2014 If you found this information useful, please share it on Facebook, Twitter and Google. Tweet

Customer Review of the Fender Champion 212 100Watt Electric Guitar Amplifier

Review By: Bernie R Rating: 5 Excellent Product: Fender Champion 100 Electric Guitar Amplifier Review: I live in France and did not source my Fender Champion from Guitar Bitz. This amp is fantastic value for money, I'm a jazz guitarist with 50 years of playing behind me. I've owned mountains of amps and guitars. This amp sounds like a Fender Twin and has some sweet tones at the turn of a dial. It is manufactured in Indonesia, so what!! The effects are all good and it's got everything you need, including a very good sound stage (two 12" speakers). This will put new life into problem guitars with odd string balance. Don't forget the price, incredible!!. My guitar collection is out of this world and I'm happy to put them through a 100 watt Fender Champion Date: 15th November 2014 If you found this information useful, please share it on Facebook, Twitter and Google. Tweet

Customer Review of the Vintage V130 in Satin Cherry

Review By: Lloyd S Rating: 5 Excellent Product: Vintage V130 Les Paul Junior Double Cut Style Electric Guitar Review: Received mine today. Thanks to Guitarbitz for the lightning fast turnaround time and for your brilliant 12 point check...the guitar plays beautifully! It's a basic guitar (no gloss finish, one pickup etc) but I have five other guitars already and just wanted a simple guitar to use for slide....and it looks very cool!!! Might not be suitable for a beginner as the neck is reasonably chunky (it's not huge but there are certainly other guitars out there with slimmer necks.) My only slight disappointment is that the guitar has a cheap looking logo on the headstock, with a white surround...completely different from the one on the guitar, pictured. Nothing to do with Guitarbitz, though, who are the best guitar store in the UK!!! Date: 6th January 2015 If you found this information useful, please share it

Customer Review of the Vintage V100 in Artic White

Review By: Steve H Rating: 5 Excellent Product: Vintage V100 Les Paul Style Electric Guitar in Artic White Review: As a Bass player and occasional guitarist, who needed an electric guitar for some home recording, I bought this from Guitarbitz at the weekend, and spent large chunks of Sunday playing it. Terrific value for the price, plays well, sounds good, and I love the look, although perhaps not to everyone's taste? Vintage make great value guitars and basses. Worth trying! Kudos to Guitarbitz too. Good service, even on a busy Saturday morning. Date: 19th January 2015 If you found this information useful, please share it on Facebook, Twitter and Google. Tweet

More Guitar Strings Than Ever Before

Here at Guitarbitz we are always looking to expand our range and in recent months we are now stocking lots of new, Electric, Acoustic and Bass guitar strings as well a those for Mandolin, Banjo and Ukulele. We now stock not just the run of the mill popular strings, we have branched out into some of the more unusual gauges and materials used by the top string manufacturers. Here are just a few of the new ones we have in stock - to see everything we have, just visit our Guitar Strings page of our website. Fender 250B6 Super 250s Nickel-Plated Steel Bass VI Strings - 24-84 D'Addario EXL125 XL Electric Guitar Strings - Super Light Top / Regular Bottom - 9-46 Elixir 16182 HD Light Nanoweb Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - 13-53 Ernie Ball Cobalt Not Even Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - 12-56 Ernie Ball Earthwood Nylon Classical Guitar Strings - Ball Ends - 28-42 Ernie Ball Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Mandolin Strings - Medium 10-36 Ernie Ball 4-String Tenor Banjo