AMS Buyer's Guides

    AMS profiles earbuds for enjoying personal music, options for DJs and engineers, and in-ear monitors for the stage. Let us help you find the right pair of headphones for your musical situation. Learn more

    AMS helps bring out the fullest potential of your musical projects with the right monitors and subwoofers, all while showing you how to best use them for an accurate mix in your recording space. Learn more

    Bluegrass and Americana include a large family of instruments with a storied folk culture and history. This new AMS Buyer's Guide discusses what you will need to help find that sound. Learn more

    A portable and accessible personal keyboard is an absolute necessity for pianists and composers, this guide from AMS will help you pick the instrument that best suits your musical needs. Learn more

    Choosing the right DJ gear from a seemingly endless selection can feel confusing and overwhelming. Let AMS put you at ease and answer all of your questions with our in depth DJ Buyer's Guide. Learn more

    It takes top-shelf gear to bring that low end, and a bass player's one-stop shopping destination is AMS. If you've never purchased a bass before we will help you find it. Learn more

    This guide will help you to understand the features, functions, and common concepts of the digital piano, allowing you to find the perfect instrument to meet your specific needs. Learn more

    Whether you're buying your first drum set or you're building a set that would make Neil Peart jealous, it's important to know which gear you'll need and this guide will help you find it. Learn more

    Learn how to capture the sounds of your life no matter where you are, from multi-channel field recorders to stereo point-and-shoot units and video recorders, this guide has you covered. Learn more

    Whether you're buying your first guitar or your 10th guitar, it's important to know which instrument will suit your needs best and the AMS Buyer's Guide will help you find it. Learn more

    One of the easiest and most affordable ways to change the tone of your instrument is by changing the pickups. This guide explores various types of pickups, and their respective tones. Learn more

    Workstations and Arranger Keyboards represent the latest technologies and the best ideas each manufacturer has to offer. This buyer's guide will help you decide which option to choose. Learn more

    The acoustic guitar amp might look a lot like a traditional electric guitar amp but there are a few differences. This guide will cover the main options for amplifying your acoustic-electric guitar. Learn more

    A wireless guitar system allows you to explore the furthest reaches of the stage and make the whole venue your playground. This guide will help you cut the cord and enjoy your wireless freedom. Learn more

    Acoustic guitars come in a variety of sizes and shapes and are constructed of several species of wood. The different iterations give each instrument its distinctive tone and feel, its personality! Learn more

    This guide will cover all the essentials of guitar maintenance, from proper humidity to what type of oil to use on your fretboard. Protect your guitar and make sure it is around for years to come. Learn more

    Can’t decide which turntable is best for you? This guide breaks down the differences and lets you know what to look for when shopping for a turntable, no matter what you'll be using it for! Learn more

    Get an in-depth view of QSC's incredible line of active loudspeakers in this guide! Find out what makes the K Series, KW Series, and KLA Series favorites among professionals and hobbyists alike. Learn more

    Shure has always been on the cutting edge of modern mic design and technology. This guide walks you through the latest in high-performance wireless systems from Shure. Learn more

    A new PA system is the ideal solution to sounding your best. This guide will take some of the "guess-work" out of purchasing a PA system in four simple steps. Learn more

    With so many options available, setting up a pedalboard can be a very details process. This guide will lead you through suggestions and rules of thumb to follow to get the most out of your signal chain. Learn more

    This buyer's guide will walk you through some common pitfalls experienced when assembling a pedalboard and how to avoid them, as well as setting up a signal chain and more! Learn more

    Learn the ins and outs of nylon string guitars and the differences between classical and flamenco. You'll also learn how the construction of these guitars sets them apart. Learn more

    Learn about the history behind one of the world's greatest guitar amplifiers and how the VOX AC15 and AC30 amplifiers have become icons of classic and modern music. Learn more

    Searching for the right microphone can be daunting with all the choices available. This interactive guide will help you find the perfect microphone for your needs! Check it out today! Learn more

    Learn about the gear that goes into making the ultimate home studio! From interfaces to studio monitors and plugins, let us help you make the right choices for your home studio. Learn more

    Learn about the tools of the trade for singer-songwriters and how this gear can inspire you to write music! From guitars and amps to PA systems and accessories, this guide has you covered. Learn more

    Find out about the latest in Marshall Handwired series amps! Marshall has gone to incredible lengths to achieve maximum authenticity in construction methods and components used. Learn more

    This buyer's guide will shine a light on some features that may not have been apparent to even savvy synth buyers. From analog emulation to pure analog, this guide has you covered. Learn more

    The world of metal features many subgenres that all have a style of their own. Learn about commonly used gear for many of these subgenres in this heavy metal periodic table. Learn more

    A player's choice of pedals reveals a lot about their style. While some prefer a pure tone, others indulge in soundscapes ranging from trippy psychedelic to bone crushing distortion. Learn more

    One of the most important items any DJ needs is a good-quality set of headphones for accurate monitoring, blending, and mixing. This guide will help you find the best DJ headphones for you. Learn more

    The Pioneer DJ Division has been a leader in DJ Equipment for years. They've applied their Pro DJ knowledge to the new Controller market that has recently taken the DJ-world by storm. Learn more

    Having a gig almost always means a lot of PA setup including several trips with heavy gear. Fender's Passport PA systems ensures that the only thing heavy at your gig will be the applause. Learn more

    The Ukulele is known for its unique sonic characteristics and ability to add a new range and feel to any song. Check out some videos along with a brief history of the Ukulele in this buyer’s guide. Learn more

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