Buyers Guides


Tremolo Or Not? Bridging The Gap Between Guitars

One question many new guitarists ask when buying electric guitars is whether they need a tremolo, trem or whammy bar on their guitar or if a fixed bridge is right for them. The tremolo bar (often called a whammy bar or shortened to trem) on a guitar is a long metal pole which sticks out of the guitar near to where the picking hand is normally positioned. This is attached to what is known as the bridge, and the purpose of this bar is to change the pitch of one... Read More

Rimmers Music Guide To Whether You Should Choose An Acoustic Or Electric Guitar 21/01/2016

Electric or Acoustic: Which Guitar Strikes a Chord With You?

We’re often asked by customers; “What’s the difference between an acoustic and an electric guitar?” or “Which type of guitar is best to learn on?”, and other similar questions.  This guide aims to to answer some of those questions. What do guitars have in common? First off we’ll look at what a guitar basically is and what they generally have in common. Guitars are stringed instruments which in most cases have 6 strings made of metal. In order to create a sound these strings are plucked individually to make a... Read More


Last Minute Present Buying: Instore & Online

Last Day For All Online Orders Delivered By Christmas Day Last Day For Online Gift Vouchers Emailed By Christmas Day Last Day For Instore Purchase By Christmas Day That’s right, if you order before 4pm on Wednesday 23rd December you should receive your order the next day! Just enough time to wrap it up for your friend or loved one! Any orders made online after this time will only be delivered from Tuesday 29th December. Please see below table for additional dates. Order Date Order Time Delivery Date Thursday 24th... Read More


Introducing Rimmers Music’s Acclaimed Music Schools

We Can Teach You How To Play! That is the shorthand and to the point summary of our music schools at Rimmers Music. Available at all our branches throughout the North-West, our 8 music schools offer effective lessons on the following instruments: guitar, piano, keyboard, drums, flute (Bolton and Southport only), clarinet (Leyland, Southport & Wigan only), violin (Bolton and Wigan only) and saxophone. (Southport only). We also offer voice-coaching lessons throughout all 8 of our North-west branches. We welcome players of all abilities and are happy to teach all... Read More


Roland Boutique Series

Roland Boutique Series The sound of a legend, the size of a book The limited-edition Roland Boutique series of modules faithfully recreates some of Roland’s most legendary synths. With highly-authentic sound reproduction, they’re also highly portable, with a built-in speaker and battery operation for making music whenever – and wherever – you want. JP-08, the sound and control of a Jupiter-8. The Jupiter-8 is perhaps the most beloved of Roland’s synthesizers. Introduced in 1981, the 8-voice, analog powerhouse was a revelation to use, with an abundance of controls on the... Read More


Three HUGE advantages of picking up an instrument later in life

We’ve all heard the half-truths and pseudoscience about the almost otherworldly ability of youngsters to pick up new skills and absorb information. Whether it’s learning a new language or mastering a musical instrument, those who begin earlier, we’re assured, will have the uncanny capacity to achieve fluency and competency in no time at all. On the other side of the coin, legions of adults are constantly discouraged from trying to develop their own selves after being warned they’re at a huge disadvantage compared to their sprightly counterparts. Here at RimmersMusic,... Read More


Yamaha Silent Pianos at Rimmers Music

We now offer customers the opportunity to purchase the whole of Yamaha’s Silent Piano range from our website, which can be seen here! Silent Pianos are essentially a hybrid between Acoustic & Digital pianos which take the rich and expansive sound of a real acoustic piano, and the added benefit of digital functionality. Players can plug in the exclusive Yamaha headphones which come with each piano into the SK2 or SH system attached to the piano and play into the night without the disturbing their neighbours! Customers can choose between... Read More


The Key Difference Between Pianos & Keyboards

Hello Everyone, I have made this video to help explain to you the difference between an acoustic piano, digital piano and a keyboard. I have written a brief explanation below. People often ask me questions like “what’s the difference between a piano and a keyboard?” or “what keyboard would you recommend?” I have made a video to show the differences and I will explain it here to help you decide what instrument would be best for you. An acoustic or “real” piano basically has strings inside that are stopped from... Read More

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Join Yamaha’s Silent Revolution!

Join us and Yamaha’s leading international product specialist, Bert Smorenburg for an entertaining and informative show!       Discover how new Yamaha music technology combines with the traditional acoustic piano to aid teaching, creativity and recording. Admission is free but places are limited so contact us today to book your place Thursday 13th November from 6.30pm 6.30pm – Doors open 7.00pm – Show starts 8.15pm – Try the pianos for yourself and talk to the experts. Rimmers Music Savoy House West Derby Road Liverpool L6 1AE Tel: 0151 263... Read More

Buyers Guide to Pianos

Digital Vs Acoustic Pianos If you are looking to buy a piano you might need some help making your decision.  But there are a few questions you may like to consider before making your choice.  One is whether you want to buy an acoustic piano or a digital piano. So what is the difference between the two?­ Digital pianos are electronic instruments that duplicate piano sounds. Unlike acoustic pianos, they have no hammers, no strings and no soundboard to produce the sound you hear. Instead, they have electronic sound chips... Read More