In this buying guide we’ll walk you through all the essentials of choosing a bass guitar. You’ll learn about the parts of the electric bass, its electronics, the various body types, pickups, and much more.
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.
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Take a deep dive into the specs and features that matter when you shop for stomp boxes or multi-effects processors
How to choose a keyboard controller to help run your show and create killer grooves and songs
How to find a great starter guitar combo amp that makes sense for your music and budget
Find the electric or acoustic guitar that’s right for your budding musical genius…and your budget.
How to choose the best digital piano for home use or stage/studio performance that matches your skill level, music and budget
The ins and outs of replacing and upgrading speakers in guitar and bass combo amps and speaker cabinets
The essential things to know when you go shopping for a semi-hollowbody electric guitar.
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