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Acoustic Guitar Strings Buying Guide

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Acoustic or Classical Guitar

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The strings on your acoustic steel string or classical guitar have a major impact on its sound and playability. If you’ve taken a look at Musician’s Friends huge assortment of guitar strings, you’ve likely realized that there’s a lot to consider in figuring out which strings are right for you and your instrument. We’ve written this guide with the details you need to find the strings that best match your guitar and playing style.

Drumming Up Conversation

Drumming Up Conversation

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Regardless of your specific drumming ability and the type of music that you play, buying a drum set is a big decision. It is easy to either keep it too simple, pick up a three- or five-piece drum set, and just not think about it again, or to make things too complicated by getting wrapped up in the dozens of decisions that you can make about various types of equipment. Whether you are in the process of buying your first drum set or you're interested in upgrading a few key components, you can get some great insight about drum gear from some professional drummers.

Tech Tip: Mixing Board Pre-Fader & Post-Fader Aux Sends

Tech Tip: Mixing Board Pre-Fader & Post-Fader Aux Sends

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What's The Difference Between Pre-Fader And Post-Fader Aux Sends On A Mixing Board?

Where is the Best Place to Put a Compressor in a Guitar Effects Chain?

Tech Tip: Where is the Best Place to Put a Compressor in a Guitar Effects Chain?

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The right place for a compressor in a guitar effects chain.

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Banjo

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Banjo

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The strings on your banjo have a big influence on your instrument’s sound and playability. If you’ve explored Musician’s Friend’s dozens of different banjo string choices, you’ve likely realized there’s plenty to think about when choosing the right ones. In this guide we’ll walk you through those choices to find the strings that’ll help you produce the banjo sound you’re after while enjoying great playability.

Hands-On Review: Fender Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster

Hands-On Review: Fender Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster

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Spicy tones from south of the border

Hands-On Review: Yamaha GigMaker Guitar Packs

Hands-On Review: Yamaha GigMaker Guitar Packs

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Amazing attention to detail for super-affordable prices

Tech Tip: How to Get the Best Guitar Setup

Tech Tip: How to Get the Best Guitar Setup

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You finally bought that guitar you've been eyeing for a long time. You open the case, gently remove it from its plush cradle, and hold it in your arms. A fresh pick in your fingers, you begin an elegant and complex arpeggio that ranges across the fretboard. Suddenly, right in the middle of the run, the strings start buzzing. You check your technique and it's fine. So what's the problem?

RIP: Devo Co-founder Bob Casale Dies

RIP: Devo Co-founder Bob Casale Dies

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Photo: Circa 1980 by Jules Bates/Artrouble

Guitarist Bob Casales, a part of the prank-rock act’s original lineup which also included his brother Gerald along with brothers Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh, died suddenly from heart failure on February 17th. He was 61. Formed in 1972, Devo skirted the lines between rock, punk, and new wave with bizarre humor and social satire being the recurring elements in their often outlandish musical output.

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Bass Guitar

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Bass Guitar

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The strings on your electric bass have a powerful influence on the its tone and playability. If you’ve explored Musician’s Friend’s huge selection of bass guitar strings and come away a little confused, this guide’s for you. We’ll walk you through the ins and outs of choosing the bass strings that make sense for both your music and instrument.

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