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Buyers Guides – Guitars, Amplifiers & Effects

30/04/2019
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Fender Amplifiers – All you need in one amp?

Fender have been making quality amplification for many years. Here at Rimmers Music we have been stocking Fender guitars, amplifiers and accessories for over 30 years. Fender amplifiers are well known worldwide for the build quality and distinctive tone they give. Built to compliment any Fender or Squier guitar they are also great with Gibson, Epiphone and many other guitar brands.   Fender have added few amplifier models to the range for 2019 such as the Fender Mustang LT25, ideal for beginners and students, with a super-simple user interface and... Read More

24/04/2019
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Have You Tried The New Fender Effect Pedal Range Yet?

Fender Effect Pedals are highly respected by musicians all over the world. They compliment not only Fender guitars like strats and teles but are also great for Gibson, Epiphone, Ibanez or any electric guitar. Here are some details about a few of the latest guitar effect pedals Fender produce. The Fender MTG Tube Distortion. Many competitor pedals try to copy the sound of tube breakup (this is a cracking up of the valve sound that gives a distinctive sound), Fender have done is instead of emulating tube distortion, they use... Read More

20/04/2019
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Why You Need a Fender American Performer!

The Fender American Performer Series delivers the exceptional tone and feel that you expect from an authentic Fender. At an affordable price range with low rate finance deals available at Rimmers Music, these guitars are not going to break the bank – they also have a renowned reputation for high-quality craftsmanship – so you are not compromising on quality with the affordable price point. With the new Fender American Performer range, they have built upon the foundations of the American Specials, adding new upgrades that guitarists will notice and appreciate.... Read More

18/04/2019
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Gibson Explorer 2019 Antique Natural Review

Tom at our Bolton Rimmers Music Store takes a look at the Gibson Explorer in Antique Natural and talks us through it in detail. The Gibson Explorer in Antique Natural is a fantastic, versatile guitar. A popular yet Different shape of guitar created in 1958 by Gibson gives the Explorer a very Rock and Roll look. This guitar shape is popularly known to be used by 1980’s Metal artists such as James Hetfield from Metallica for its Futuristic yet radical look. The 2019 Gibson Explorer is the newest version of... Read More

16/04/2019
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Blackstar Listen Promotion

Blackstar Listen Promotion Watch the video below and enter the discount code at the checkout on our Rimmers Music website and get up to £100.00 off selected Blackstar Amps in the #Listen! promotion. This fantastic offer is in addition to our already competitive pricing. We have teamed up with Blackstar to offer you this great promotional discount on Blackstar Amps. Here are the very simple details: 1. The Competition is open to all, except employees of Blackstar Amplification Ltd 2. The promotion will be valid after the 1st April 2019... Read More

14/04/2019
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Gibson Acoustic Guitars at Our Greater Manchester Store

Gibson Acoustic Guitars at Rimmers Music Bolton Store (Greater Manchester) We talk to James our acoustic guitar specialist at our Bolton store about what makes these guitars so good and the icon they are today! Here’s what he told us: Gibson acoustic guitars are made in Bozeman, Montana. The factory there specializes in making just the Gibson acoustic guitar range. At Rimmers Music in Bolton we are proud to be a dealer of these historic guitars. Currently we stock a range starting with the Gibson J-45 Studio up to the... Read More

07/03/2019

Guitar Size Buying Guide

You may not be aware of all the guitar sizes out there, but it is very important that you get the right fit! When on the market and looking at different sizes, the most important factors are playability and sound qualities. What are the main difference size acoustic guitars? Let’s start from the smallest and work our way through. Ukulele s are small Hawaiian guitars with only four strings, and are highly likely to be the smallest guitar you will encounter! Ukuleles are very popular, and not just for their... Read More

05/03/2019

Strat Or Tele?

One of the most common questions I get asked in the store by mostly beginner guitarists is, ‘What is the difference between a Stratocaster and a Telecaster?’. These two instruments are the most recognised and loved guitars in the music industry and are even recognized by many non-musicians as they have been used by so many artists from all genres of music… and of course, are still heavily used today! Both of these models were designed and first introduced in the ’50s and still used by thousands of people today,... Read More

01/03/2019
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Are Gretsch Guitars and Vox Amplification the perfect match?

I personally have always found Vox amplification to be the best or one of the best options for Gretsch guitars, being a Gretsch player and a big fan of the vintage sound, I am always on the hunt for the clarity and twang of the 60’s tone. I find this combination works best for me! Vox amps have always been a big name when it comes to classic 60’s rock n roll and have been used by players such as George Harrison of The Beatles, Keith Richards of The Rolling... Read More

07/02/2019

Acoustic or Electric Guitar?

Customers often ask what is the difference between an acoustic and electric guitar, before making their purchase. Our guide is here to help to answer any questions. Each guitar has many variations, with there being three different types to choose from you should know what sets them apart from one another. So, what do they have in common? The most obvious one is that they are stringed instruments, and in most cases, they are made up of 6 strings of metal.  In order to create a sound, these strings are plucked individually... Read More