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Drums

Best drum kits for beginners

There are a ton of drum kits out there, but they're not all a good choice for beginners. Hence this guide. Here are the best drum kits for beginners.

Everything you need to know about cymbal alloys

You probably have your favorite series of cymbals, but you may not know exactly what cymbal alloys those cymbals are made of. That's what this guide is for.

Here are the best cymbal packs money can buy

There are plenty of good reasons to buy a cymbal pack, but once you know you want to, you'll need to find the right one. Here are the best cymbal packs.

Guitar

Orange Acoustic Pedal offers a new way to naturally amplify your guitar’s tone

Orange Amplification's Acoustic Pedal is a brand new preamp box that gives acoustic guitars the natural lift they deserve on stage.

Fender Stratocaster vs. Fender Telecaster: Everything you need to know

The Fender Stratocaster and Fender Telecaster are both absolute classic guitars, but there are some major differences between the two.

Top 10 must-have accessories every guitarist needs

After buying a guitar, there are a number of accessories worth buying to take care of your guitar. Here are the top accessories every guitarist needs.

Best guitars for beginners

Finding a great guitar can be very daunting if you're just starting out, because of how many options there are. Here are the best guitars for beginners.

Recording

Mackie CR4-X compact studio monitors review

The Mackie CR4-X monitors are built to deliver studio-quality audio in a budget-friendly, compact design. But do they achieve this?

SSL expands its 500 series family with UltraViolet EQ and Six Channel

Expanding on its already strong set of 500 series effects units, Solid State Logic has added two new products: UltraViolet Stereo EQ and Six Channel Strip.

Orange Acoustic Pedal offers a new way to naturally amplify your guitar’s tone

Orange Amplification's Acoustic Pedal is a brand new preamp box that gives acoustic guitars the natural lift they deserve on stage.

Bass

Best beginner bass guitars

New to the bass? Perhaps the first thing to do is get your hands on a new bass guitar. Here are the best beginner bass guitars we could find.

Jazz Bass vs. Precision Bass: What’s the difference?

Across all styles of music the iconic duo of bass guitar designs Fender introduced in the early days of modern music are the gold standard for bass tones.

Best bass pedals money can buy

Bass players love to play with pedals just as much as guitarists, but the best bass pedals can be a confusing subject.

NAMM 2021: Ernie Ball Music Man adds new colors to existing models for 2021

At the beginning of the virtual NAMM 2021 conference, Ernie Ball Music Man took the opportunity to make public its plans for new color finishes this year.

Keyboard

Here are our favorite NAMM 2021 product announcements

Namm 2021 certainly brought a lot of exciting new releases to the forefront. Among those, here are our top five picks from Believe in Music week.

NAMM 2021: Korg is back with three new hardware synths

During NAMM 2021, Korg unveiled three brand new synthesizers planned for the year ahead. Including the ARP 2600 M, miniKORG 700FS, and modwave.

NAMM 2021: The Yamaha DGX-670 is a portable digital piano with lots to offer

With over 800 voices and styles, the DGX-670 digital piano from Yamaha rings in as the company's first surprise product of NAMM 2021.

Live Sound

Everything you need to know about microphones

How do you tell the difference between all of the microphone types available today? Here is your all-in one guide to help you make that final decision.

Warm Audio’s latest products include a line of premium cables and a desktop boom arm

Warm Audio kicked March off right with the announcement of two new products, including a new series of boutique audio cables, as well as a desktop boom arm.

Audix A133 condenser mic review: A small condenser that packs an impressive bite

Late last year, Audix released the Audix A133 condenser mic. While its small form may seem unassuming, this microphone brings a lot to the table.

Here are our favorite NAMM 2021 product announcements

Namm 2021 certainly brought a lot of exciting new releases to the forefront. Among those, here are our top five picks from Believe in Music week.