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.

Four Guitar Amps That Helped Birth Blues-Rock

Four Guitar Amps That Helped Birth Blues-Rock

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A look at four signature guitar combo amplifiers and how they helped write the history of electrified blues and rock.

How to Choose a Left-Handed Guitar or Bass

Tips Every Left-Handed Player Needs to Choose the Right Guitar or Bass

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Lefties get left out of some of life’s simple pleasures, but not guitars. Learn everything you need to know about playing and purchasing a lefty guitar or bass.

How To Choose Drum Heads

How To Choose Drum Heads

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Replacing your worn out drum heads will restore the sound of drums that have lost their punch. How to Choose Drum Heads is your expert guide to finding the right replacement drum heads to match your music and budget.

The Top 10 Apps to Help You Make Better Music

The Top 10 Apps to Help You Make Better Music

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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.

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