SpartanMusic Blog

New Line - Our Range of Stylish Guitar Straps! September 25 2014

Don't you hate it when you're after a new guitar strap, and you've only got two options. Either an incredibly expensive £50+ premium strap or one of those awful plastic feeling ones which will rub your neck raw.

Its for that reason we've created our own line of straps.

They're available for a great price, yet are comfortable and look professional.Here are our first four straps in black, blue, red and tan varieties:

New Pedals and Brands August 04 2014

We're happy to say that not only have we added some new pedals to our Biyang range, we've got en entirely new range - ENO. ENO pedals (sometimes know as EX AMP) are a great new range of mini guitar pedals very similar to Mooer.

They are essentially clones of very popular pedals such as the Metal Muff, Rat and OCD.

However they're available for much less (under £30) and often take up a fraction of the space.

Top 10 Resources & Sites For Guitarists June 09 2014

The web is a pretty big place, and sometimes the good stuff can get lost amongst the mediocre stuff. So you never end up finding it. On this page we've put together a list of the 10 most useful sites we've found for guitarists.

All guitarists are different, so we've done this from the point of view that the reader is a beginner / intermediate player. If you're experienced you probably won't need lots of online resources anyway, although some of the the ones listed on this page can still be useful. Especially if you've never heard of them before.

Alternative Chords & The Bands Who Use Them May 14 2014

Chords which sound a little bit different have always appealed to me, mostly because bands like The Mars Volta, The Fall of Troy and The Dillinger Escape Plan rank amongst my favourites.

Once I was good enough to attempt to play some of their songs, I noticed how odd some of the chords looked. Here I'll share a few of my favourite chords which could be described as “new” or “unusual” to beginners.

Offers & Discounts for Students, Guitar Tutors & Social Media Users April 21 2014

discountIt's time for our first set of discounts here at Spartan Music! These three can be used all year round and will be ongoing for the foreseeable future. So please don't hesitate to get in touch if you're reading this a few months / years after it has been published. 

Read more for offers of up to 10% off!

The Case For & Against Boutique Pedals April 04 2014

img credit flickr user TheCronan (/photos/cronyn/)

There are some very strong opinions about boutique guitar pedals. At one end you've got gear snobs who look down on people who've paid less than £150 for a fuzz pedal. At the other end there are those who can't believe people are essentially paying hundreds of pounds more for a basic pedal with a fancy new paint job.

This article will give you a little guidance if you're wondering whether to buy a boutique pedal.

Hopefully it will provide a nice and balanced account and give some reasons both for and against buying boutique.