Music Instrument Buying Guides - Page 8

Stratocaster vs. Les Paul: Which Is Right for You?

Stratocaster vs. Les Paul: Which Is Right for You?

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We break down the primary features and compare two iconic axes - the Les Paul and the Stratocaster

How to Choose the Right Drums, Cymbals and Hardware

How to Choose the Right Drums, Cymbals and Hardware

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From complete drum sets to individual snare drums, toms and bass drums, plus all the percussion accessories and learning resources, we give you the intel you need to choose the right drumming gear.

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Banjo

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Banjo

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Confused by all the choices? We’ll help you pinpoint the right set of strings for your banjo and playing style.

Harmonica Buying Guide

Harmonica Buying Guide

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Everything you need to know about the “mouth harp” and how to choose the right one(s) to match your music and ambitions.

Six Ways to Find a Bargain Guitar

Six Ways to Find a Bargain Guitar

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Cheap doesn’t have to mean garbage. Learn how to find a beater acoustic or electric guitar on a super-tight budget that plays well and sounds decent.

Best Student Band Instruments for Beginners Buying Guide

Best Student Band Instruments for Beginners Buying Guide

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A quick-start parent’s guide to choosing the right trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, violin, cello or percussion instrument for your budding musician

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Mandolin

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Mandolin

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Because different mandolins, playing techniques, and the music genres in which they’re used vary greatly, there’s no single answer to the question which strings are right for you and your instrument. In this guide we’ll walk you through the types of mandolin strings that are available and detail their playing and tonal characteristics.

One thing’s for sure though: a fresh set of well chosen strings will quickly and inexpensively restore the sound of a mandolin that has lost its sonic luster. Like a dirty windshield that you’ve grown accustomed to, putting on a new set of strings (or washing that windshield) will restore the clarity that you hardly had noticed was missing.

Cymbals Buying Guide

Cymbals: How To Choose The Right Ones For Your Drum Kit

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A buying guide for choosing the right cymbals to match your drum kit, music and budget

iOS Gear for Drummers Buying Guide

iOS Gear for Drummers Buying Guide

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Take a tour of the newest iOS-aware gear that's taking the art of drumming into spheres unimagined just a few years ago.

Flute Buying Guide

Flute Buying Guide

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How to choose the right flute to match your music, skill and budget

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