MIRA hires quality musical instruments to individuals, schools, colleges, music teachers and music schools throughout New Zealand for renewable periods ranging from 3 to 12 months. Our handy online-based service with the support of skilled musicians gives learners immediate access nationwide to quality instruments without the expense of buying.
Once your hire period is up you are automatically notified by the MIRA website and can easily arrange to return your instrument, renew your rental for additional months, arrange servicing of the instrument, or even to purchase the instrument outright for it's current value.... all through your website account. MIRA really does make it easy!
An electric guitar is a guitar that requires external amplification in order to be heard at typical performance volumes. It uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals, which ultimately are reproduced as sound by loudspeakers. The sound can be shaped or electronically altered to achieve different timbres or tonal qualities, making it quite different than an acoustic guitar. Often, this is done through the use of effects such as reverb, distortion and "overdrive"; the latter is considered to be a key element of electric blues guitar music and rock guitar playing.
Invented in 1932, the electric guitar was adopted by jazz guitar players, who wanted to play single-note guitar solos in large big band ensembles. Early proponents of the electric guitar on record include Les Paul, Lonnie Johnson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, T-Bone Walker, and Charlie Christian. During the 1950s and 1960s, the electric guitar became the most important instrument in popular music. It has evolved into an instrument that is capable of a multitude of sounds and styles in genres ranging from pop and rock to country music, blues and jazz. It served as a major component in the development of electric blues, rock and roll, rock music, heavy metal music and many other genres of music. Learn more on Wikipedia
A guitar amplifier is an essential item when learning to play the electric guitar. Most electric guitars do not produce sound at a usable volume when played and therefore rely on that sound being reproduced through a guitar amplifier. Practice guitar amps are ideal for learners because they are compact, highly portable and still provide enough volume for playing at home, in a studio or at small performances.
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We hire and hire-to-buy musical instruments directly to the public. If you reside within New Zealand, have a fixed address and can commit to regular renewals then you are elegible. Choose from multi-month discounts so the longer you hire, the more you save. Should you want to purchase the instrument, then you can in most cases... Read more
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