Music Instrument Buying Guides - Page 9

Stratocaster vs. Les Paul: Which Is Right for You?

Stratocaster vs. Les Paul: Which Is Right for You?

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We break down the primary features and compare two iconic axes - the Les Paul and the Stratocaster

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Mandolin

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Mandolin

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Because different mandolins, playing techniques, and the music genres in which they’re used vary greatly, there’s no single answer to the question which strings are right for you and your instrument. In this guide we’ll walk you through the types of mandolin strings that are available and detail their playing and tonal characteristics.

One thing’s for sure though: a fresh set of well chosen strings will quickly and inexpensively restore the sound of a mandolin that has lost its sonic luster. Like a dirty windshield that you’ve grown accustomed to, putting on a new set of strings (or washing that windshield) will restore the clarity that you hardly had noticed was missing.

Cymbals Buying Guide

Cymbals: How To Choose The Right Ones For Your Drum Kit

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A buying guide for choosing the right cymbals to match your drum kit, music and budget

Six Ways to Find a Bargain Guitar

Six Ways to Find a Bargain Guitar

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Cheap doesn’t have to mean garbage. Learn how to find a beater acoustic or electric guitar on a super-tight budget that plays well and sounds decent.

Guitar and Chromatic Tuners: How to Choose

Guitar and Chromatic Tuners: How to Choose

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From pitch pipes to sophisticated electronic music tuners, find the right model for your instrument and budget.

How to Choose the Right Drums, Cymbals and Hardware

How to Choose the Right Drums, Cymbals and Hardware

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From complete drum sets to individual snare drums, toms and bass drums, plus all the percussion accessories and learning resources, we give you the intel you need to choose the right drumming gear.

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Banjo

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Banjo

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Confused by all the choices? We’ll help you pinpoint the right set of strings for your banjo and playing style.

iOS Gear for Drummers Buying Guide

iOS Gear for Drummers Buying Guide

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Take a tour of the newest iOS-aware gear that's taking the art of drumming into spheres unimagined just a few years ago.

Flute Buying Guide

Flute Buying Guide

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How to choose the right flute to match your music, skill and budget

Instrument Amplifier Buying Guide

Guitar, Bass and Keyboard Amplifier Buying Guide

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How to Choose the Right Amp for Your Guitar, Bass, or Keyboard

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