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  • Breaking Down the Break-up Part 3
    06/07/2015
    DISTORTION Like feeding an overdrive pedal large doses of testosterone and steroids, a distortion pedal seeks to reproduce the full-stack, valve-distortion grit that the kinder, gentler overdrive pedal barely hints at...
  • Breaking Down the Break-up Part 2
    18/06/2015
    FUZZ The real godfather of all things distortion, the fuzz pedal was initially intended as an effect that would let a guitar player mimic the raspy, reedy tone of a saxophone...
  • Breaking Down the Break-up
    04/06/2015
    If you only have one pedal in your arsenal, chances are it's some sort of overdrive...
  • Fitting Your Child For Their Instrument
    21/08/2014
    We get this a lot here at Allegro Music...
  • Cort In The Act
    20/08/2014
    About 6 months ago at Allegro Music we took the plunge and decided that we wanted to stock some other brands for our guitar department...
  • Ukulele Town
    11/08/2014
    Ukuleles are members of the guitar family; they will normally have 4 nylon or gut strings and the tuning for most Ukuleles are: G,C,E,A...
  • Valve Amps Vs Solid State Amps
    29/07/2014
    A  lot of you may be wondering what the difference is between a valve amp and a solid state, some of you may not be aware of the difference...
  • Buying A Beginner Piano
    22/07/2014
    When it comes to people looking to buy their first ever piano, there is always that uncertainty as to whether they think they should start off small with something like a basic keyboard that is cheap and doesn’t take up too much space, or whether they should jump into the deep end and go the whole nine yards with a full size piano...
  • What Strings To Use?
    18/07/2014
    One thing we always get asked, perhaps more often than any other enquiry, is 'What strings should I use?' The honest answer is whatever you are most comfortable with, though there are some things to think about...
  • The History Of The Synth
    11/07/2014
    The Synthesisers we know today have come a long way from their unusual beginnings...