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.

iOS Gear for DJs Buying Guide

iOS Gear for DJs Buying Guide

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How to choose the right iOS-compatible audio equipment to keep the beats coming seamlessly

Combo, Half Stack, or Full Stack?

Guitar Combo, Half Stack or Full Stack?

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Which one’s right for you & the places you play & record?

Trumpet Buying Guide

Trumpet Buying Guide

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From student models to professional trumpets, we cover all the basics including materials, playability features, the many different trumpet types, and things to look for when shopping.

Clarinet Buying Guide

Clarinet Buying Guide

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How to choose the right clarinet to match your music, skill level, and budget.

One More Tour: New Life for Iconic Guitars

One More Tour: New Life for Iconic Guitars

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5 rock guitars that have starred in some of this century's biggest comebacks.

How to Choose the Right Direct Box (DI)

How to Choose the Right Direct Box (DI)

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A Musician’s Friend Buying Guide

Learn the differences between active and passive DIs, how they work, and how to harness them onstage and in the studio for better sound.

Pearl Drums Buying Guide

Pearl Drums Buying Guide

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Find the right Pearl drums to match your music and budget

Guitar Pack Buying Guide

Guitar Value Package Buying Guide

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A guitar value package that includes all the the right accessories can be a great choice for beginning guitarists. They’re not only budget-friendly but also let you get started playing right out of the box. Read on to learn how to choose the right electric or acoustic guitar value pack for your music and budget.

5 Timeless Songs and the Guitars Behind Them

5 Timeless Songs & the Guitars Behind Them

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From grunge to classic rock: a look at some genre-defining electric guitar tones.

Keyboard Amplifier Buying Guide

Keyboard Amplifier Buying Guide

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The things to consider when shopping for an amp for your digital piano, synthesizer, organ or other electronic keyboards.

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