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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.
How to choose the violin that matches your skill level and budget
A buying guide to choosing the right iOS-compatible audio/MIDI interfaces, keyboard controllers, microphones, DJ gear, docks and speakers, plus iOS accessories
Finding an inexpensive guitar doesn’t mean you have to settle for junk. Discover the smart places to cut back on your expectations.
We highlight a half dozen go-to effects pedals that turn up regularly in the signal chains of the world’s most esteemed guitarists.
How to choose the right saxophone to match your skill level, music and budget
Find the Right Gretsch Drum Set to Match Your Music and Budget
How to find the right iOS-compatible audio equipment for your iPhone or iPad to help make you a better playing and sounding guitarist
A look at some of our most popular aftermarket humbucking guitar pickups.
We break down the primary features and compare two iconic axes - the Les Paul and the Stratocaster