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Learn about the key differences between overdrive pedals and distortion pedals.
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Learn about the differences between tube, solid-state and hybrid guitar amplifiers.
Not sure what a chorus effect is? You've come to the right place.
Want to understand the difference between major and minor chords? The experts at Musician's Friend are here to help you!
Curious what an audio interface is used for and why you need it to record your music? Read on to learn more!
Learn about pickup options that retain classic single-coil sound while eliminating hum.
Not sure where to put your compressor on your pedal board?
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