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RIP: Flamenco maestro Paco de Lucia

RIP: Flamenco maestro Paco de Lucia

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Renowned flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia died suddenly of a heart attack in Mexico on February 25. He was 66. A tireless innovator, his eclectic musical tastes led  him far beyond the boundaries of traditional flamenco to collaborations with jazz, rock, and and Latin artists including Al Di Meola, Chick Corea, Eric Clapton, and John McLaughlin.

Musician's Friend Sweepstakes and Contest Winners

Musician's Friend Sweepstakes and Contest Winners

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Congratulations to the following Musician’s Friend sweepstakes and contest winners.

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Electric Guitar Strings Buying Guide

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Electric Guitar

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The strings on your electric guitar have a major impact on its sound and playability. If you’ve taken a look at the huge Musician’s Friend guitar string assortment, you’ve likely realized that there’s a lot to consider in figuring out which strings are right for you and your instrument. Read on to find the strings that best match your electric guitar, music, and playing style.

Hands-On Review: Epiphone John Lennon Casino

Hands-On Review: Epiphone John Lennon Casino

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In 1965, Beatle John Lennon acquired an Epiphone Casino. It became his main axe from them on and one of the most collectible of vintage guitars. Now Epiphone has recreated this legendary instrument in authentic detail.

Hands-On Review: Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Guitar Amp

Hands-On Review: Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Guitar Amp

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The welcome return of an affordable workhorse

Ferrell vs. Smith: The Drum-Off is ON!…Maybe

Ferrell vs. Smith: The Drum-Off is ON!…Maybe

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As we recently reported, Red Hot Chili’s Chad Smith has challenged Will Ferrell to a drums vs. cowbell battle in retaliation for the comedian’s merciless impersonations of the drummer. The two lookalikes have sparred back and forth in Reddit AMA posts while setting donation goals for two charities that the combatants support as a prerequisite for the battle.

Hands-On Review: DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Effects Processor

Hands-On Review: DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Effects Processor

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Back in the rack with double AudioDNA2 power!

The Strat at 60: Still Rockin’ the Free World

The Strat at 60: Still Rockin’ the Free World

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Fender celebrates its flagship's anniversary with a quartet of knockout editions

Hands-On Review: BBE Sonic Maximizer Signal Processors

Hands-On Review: BBE Sonic Maximizer Signal Processors

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Definition, clarity, and punch for your sound

Soundcheck: LR Baggs iBeam Active Guitar Pickup

Soundcheck: LR Baggs iBeam Active Guitar Pickup

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If you have an acoustic guitar that you really love, the last thing you want to do is gouge big holes in it in order to install a pickup. So if your acoustic doesn’t have built-in electronics, chances are you've checked out a whole mess of soundhole pickups, only to discover that most of them fail to convey the warmth and dynamic range crucial to a good acoustic sound.

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