¾ Guitar vs. Full Size Guitar: Which is Better for Young Players?

While 3/4th sized guitars are commended for younger players, those between 10-12 years old might be better off with a full sized one. See if they can comfortably tuck the guitar’s body under their armpit and if their left arm can reach the lower frets with a loose curve in their elbow. If so, they are big enough to start on a full-sized guitar.

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Best Beginner Guitars For All Ages

You can find a great beginner guitar for under $200, but you don’t want to cut corners when it comes to materials, durability, action (how easy it is to play), how well it stays in tune, and sound.

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Best Bass Strings: A Comparison of 7 Bass Player-Favorites

We scoured bass forums to identify the 7 most-praised sets of bass strings. Check out our comparison and choose the perfect set for your rig.

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Best Electric Guitar Strings: What's The Difference Really?

Different brands do have subtle differences when it comes to tightness, feel, tone, and longevity. For the most part, however, the string gauge and materials you choose will have a much bigger impact than the brand.

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Best Portable Recorder: Tascam vs Zoom vs Yemenren

A portable audio recorder, or digital voice recorder is a handheld microphone that records and stores audio files. We reviewed the top 4 best portable recorders, ranging in price from just $40 to $260.

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Best Volume Pedal: Dunlop Volume X vs. Ernie Ball VP JR

We compare the Dunlop Volume X, Ernie Ball VP JR and Telonics FP 100 Volume Pedals.

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Best Tuner Pedal for Guitar & Bass: Pitchblack vs PolyTune vs TU-3

Ready to graduate from a clip-on tuner? Pedal tuners are great for live gigs and loud practices, but not all are created equal. Read on for our comparison of the 3 top models.

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How to Find the Best Guitar Cables

All you REALLY need is insulated wiring and a solid connector jack. Check out our guide to the best guitar cables for the money.

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