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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.
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.
How to choose the right clarinet to match your music, skill level, and budget.
5 rock guitars that have starred in some of this century's biggest comebacks.
No models or digital forgeries—just 100% pure, unadulterated Marshall!
Find the right Pearl drums to match your music and budget
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.
From grunge to classic rock: a look at some genre-defining electric guitar tones.
The things to consider when shopping for an amp for your digital piano, synthesizer, organ or other electronic keyboards.
By Ryan Piercy
As part of iOS Month at Musician’s Friend, we’ve compiled a list of the top music apps to help you do more with your phone and tablet than you ever thought possible. Making music with a mobile device is no longer a novelty, as these apps can transform your iPhone or iPad into a musical instrument, a recording workstation, digital turntables, and more! All are available for download at the Apple App Store.