Ukuleles - Not what you think!

'Ukuleles aren't real instruments are they?' is a phrase that I here far too often. It's at this point that I feel the urge to sit the skeptical customer down...
January 13, 2015 — Ed Cox
Tags: Guide Ukulele

Individual Pedals or a Multi-Effects Unit?

We're often asked which is better, a pedal board of individual pedals or a multi-effects unit. As is often the case with questions of this ilk, the answer isn't straightforward,...
December 29, 2014 — Ed Cox
Tags: Guide Guitar

Getting to the Crunch of the Matter - Overdrives and Distortions

Sometimes, the amount of gain your amp's pre-amp stage produces just isn't enough for the music you're playing, or it might not have the tonal characteristics you're after for a...
December 10, 2014 — Ed Cox
Tags: Guide Guitar

Getting Your Effects in Order

Even if you buy the best possible effects boxes, you might find they don't quite sound like they did in the store.  The first thing to check is that they...
November 20, 2014 — Ed Cox
Tags: Guide Guitar Tech

Stagg SA30A Acoustic Guitar Range

Take a look at this video from Stagg about their brand new SA30 acoustic guitars.  A great guitar for beginner and aspiring guitarists.  Available in store now for only £109! ...
October 29, 2014 — Ed Cox
Tags: Guide Guitar

Guitar Effects - The Basics

So you've got the guitar playing like a dream and you amp is set JUST so, but you want to go further; add that certain 'Je ne sais quoi' to...
October 07, 2014 — Ed Cox
Tags: Guide Guitar

Size Matters!

Buying a new acoustic guitar can be a joyful experience and we all know that sometimes there can be so many choices we don't know where to start. Maybe the...
October 02, 2014 — Ed Cox
Tags: Guide Guitar

Acoustic Guitar Tonewoods

One thing we’re often asked about in the store is tone-woods. There is a bewildering amount of information out there offering a buyer information on the ‘best acoustic guitar’ or...
September 09, 2014 — Ed Cox
Tags: Guide Guitar

Roland Piano Designer App

The reason that traditional, acoustic pianos sound so rich and complex is due to the various physical components interacting with each other. The strings, soundboard, iron frame and wooden cabinet all...
August 26, 2014 — Jeff Lincoln
Tags: Guide Piano

Why Buy A Digital Piano?

PART ONEWhy buy a digital piano? Well there are a multitude of reasons why you might be considering the digital option over the traditional acoustic one. One of the most...
July 21, 2014 — Paul Smith
Tags: Guide Piano

Strings - the CHOICES!

Those new to playing guitar are often, quite rightly, overwhelmed by the sheer selection of guitar strings when it comes time to re-stringing their instrument. This confusion isn't restricted to...
July 21, 2014 — Ed Cox
Tags: Guide Guitar Tech

Looking for a piano? Decipher the waffle first...

Choosing your first digital piano when learning can be a tricky business. It's so baffling with so many products on the market and trying to decipher what all the different...
May 31, 2014 — Paul Smith
Tags: Guide Piano