We break down the primary features and compare two iconic axes - the Les Paul and the Stratocaster
Music Instrument Buying Guides - Page 9
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.
A buying guide for choosing the right cymbals to match your drum kit, music and budget
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.
From pitch pipes to sophisticated electronic music tuners, find the right model for your instrument and budget.
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.
Confused by all the choices? We’ll help you pinpoint the right set of strings for your banjo and playing style.
Take a tour of the newest iOS-aware gear that's taking the art of drumming into spheres unimagined just a few years ago.
How to choose the right flute to match your music, skill and budget
How to Choose the Right Amp for Your Guitar, Bass, or Keyboard