Music Instrument Buying Guides

Overwhelmed by the mindboggling array of music gear out there today? Dazed by all the specs, features, and technobabble? Can’t figure out if you want a guitar with active or passive pickups? Stymied over the best way to get started recording or playing live? Can’t decide what recording equipment is right for your home studio? Uncertain what guitar amp is the right fit for your music and budget? You’ve arrived at the place to get the answers you need. We’ll help you choose the music gear and instruments that makes sense for your style and budget with straightforward information you can count on.

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Bass Guitar

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Bass Guitar

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Need help figuring out which bass strings to buy? We'll help you pick the right set for you and your bass.

Boutique Guitar Pedals

Boutique Guitar Pedal Fan? Find That Next Stomp Fast!

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New tool helps you zero in on the right guitar effects as you quest for a signature tone.

14 Combo Amps Under $500

14 Combo Guitar Amplifiers Under $500

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Check out 14 guitar combos to help you achieve serious sound without breaking the bank.

Alesis Strike Pro Red Sparkle

11 Great Gift Ideas for Drummers and Percussionists

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If you're searching for the perfect gift for a drummer or percussionist, you'll want to check out these 11 fantastic stocking stuffers, gift ideas, and more.

DJ Gift Guide from Musician's Friend

9 Great Gift Ideas for DJs

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Need to find a gift for a DJ? Check out these 9 great gift ideas from Musician's Friend!

Electric Guitar Strings Buying Guide

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Electric Guitar

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Need help finding the best strings for your electric guitar? Musician's Friend will help you pick the right set for you and your guitar.

7 Popular Guitar Amps Under 200 Dollars

7 Of Our Most Popular Guitar Amps Under $200

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Two hundred bucks can buy some very capable guitar combo these days. Here's a roundup of some of the best.

Bass Guitar Buying Guide

Bass Guitar Buying Guide

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In this buying guide we’ll walk you through all the essentials of choosing a bass guitar. You’ll learn about the parts of the electric bass, its electronics, the various body types, pickups, and much more.

Keyboard Gift Guide

11 Gift Ideas for Keyboardists, Pianists and Synth Nerds

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Looking for a gift for a keyboardist or piano player? Here are some fantastic gift ideas to get you started!

Stocking Stuffers for Musicians

9 Stocking Stuffers And Gift Ideas For Musicians

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If you need a great gift for the musician in your life, you'll want to check out these 9 stocking stuffers and gift ideas for guitarists, drummers and more.

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