AMS Buyer's Guides

A wireless guitar system not only allows you to explore the furthest reaches of the stage, it makes the whole venue your playground. This buyer’s guide will help you navigate the sometimes confusing terminology and ultimately help you cut the cord and enjoy your wireless freedom. Learn more

The acoustic guitar is not only a beautiful sounding instrument, it’s one of the most versatile in all of music. 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 Acoustic Guitar Care Guide will cover all the essentials of guitar maintenance, from proper humidity control to exactly what type of oil you want to use on a rosewood fretboard. Protect your prized guitar and make sure it is around for years to come. Learn more

Having a hard time deciding 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 a favorite among thousands of professionals and hobbyists alike. Learn more

World-renowned microphone manufacturer Shure is on the cutting edge of modern mic design and technology. This guide walks you through the BLX and GLX-D wireless mics, the latest in high-performance, affordable wireless systems from Shure. Learn more

A new PA system from American Musical Supply is the ideal solution to sounding your best and sharing your sound with the world. We've put together this interactive guide to take some of the "guess-work" out of purchasing a PA system in four simple steps. Learn more

Creating the ultimate pedal board can be fraught with issues. This buyer’s guide will walk you through some common pitfalls experienced by guitarists and how you can avoid them. This guide also includes some great examples of setting up a signal chain that you can use as a starting point to build your sound! Learn more

Learn the ins and outs of nylon string guitars including the differences between classical and flamenco guitars. You'll also find out how the construction of these guitars sets them apart for other steel string guitars. If you're in the market for a nylon string guitar, this is a great resource. Learn more

Learn about the history behind one of the world's greatest guitar amplifiers. The VOX AC15 and AC30 amplifiers have become an icon of classic and modern music. Click to hear more about the progression of this legendary amplifier. Learn more

Searching for the right microphone can be daunting with all the choices available. That is why we have put together an interactive buyer’s guide that provides you with a few questions helping us direct you to the perfect microphone for your needs! Check it out today and start capturing audio with your ideal microphone! Learn more

Learn about the fundamental gear that goes into making the ultimate home studio! From interfaces and studio monitors to headphones and plugins, let us remove the mystique behind this gear and help you make the right choice 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 amplifiers to PA systems and accessories, this comprehensive buyer's guide has you covered. Learn more

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

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

The world of metal features many subgenres that have a style all 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 personal style. While some prefer a pure tone with minimal enhancement, others indulge in aural soundscapes ranging from the trippy psychedelic to bone crushing distortion. Learn more

One of the most important items any DJ needs in their equipment setup is a good-quality set of headphones for accurate monitoring, blending, and mixing. Find the best DJ headphones for you with a little help from our friends at DJ Booth. Learn more

The Pioneer DJ Division has been a leader in DJ Equipment manufacturing for many years now. They've recently applied their Professional DJ knowledge to the new DJ Controller market that has 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 innovative Passport PA systems guarantee that the only thing heavy at your gig will be the applause. 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 the AMS Buyer's Guide will help you find it. Learn more

The iconic Fender Stratocaster forever changed the face of music upon its introduction in 1954. Now you can be a part of this fabled history by owning one of these awesome instruments. 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

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

There has been a resurgence of interest in the Ukulele, due in part to its unique sonic characteristics that add a new range and feel to any song. Not to mention that they are incredibly fun to play! Check out some videos along with a brief history of the Ukulele. Learn more