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

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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 tap tempo or expression input.…

Fender Standard Precision and Jazz Bass Tone Comparison

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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 configurations out there for bas…

J Mascis Jazzmaster

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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

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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!!

So …

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

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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 Strings Light 9-28