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The Different Ukulele Sizes Explained

Ukulele Sizes to Scale

Unlike some other instruments, ukulele sizes aren’t named like separate instruments (violin vs. viola, and mandolin vs. mandola). This has led to confusion, and because the different body types sound and feel different to play many musicians aren’t sure which body style will be right for them - this guide will help you understand what each shape and size is.

The Different Types of Acoustic Guitars Explained

Acoustic Guitars

This article provides an excellent overview of the main types of acoustic guitars and tonewoods.

Reading this will help you understand which size, shape and materials are best for different styles of playing and different sounds.

The Different Types Of Mics And Their Uses

The Different Types Of Mics And Their Uses

This will help you understand the what the main kinds of microphones are that are used in music production, both live and recording, and what each type of mic is typically used for.

Topics covered include: Microphone Polar Patterns, Diaphragm Sizes, the 3 Main Types of Microphones used in Music, and the practical applications of each type of mic.

Extensive Home Recording Studio Equipment List

Extensive Home Recording Studio Equipment List

Whether you're setting up your first project studio at home, or even if you have quite a bit of experience in this area, you'll find this long list of home studio equipment will cover just about every type of gear you'll need to consider.

Live Sound Equipment - Music Gear for Live Performance

music equipment for live performance

Here is an extensive guide to the range of music equipment used in live performance and is intended for use as a reference for musicians, technicians and venue owners.

How Gearank Works

How Gearank Works

What is Gearank?

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Gearank is a rating out of 100 for music gear that incorporates a large number ratings and reviews from around the web in one simple number for you to compare.