Music Instrument Product Reviews

Get the straight skinny on the music gear you want with The Hub’s exclusive Hands-On Reviews. You’ll find in-depth details on all manner of musical instruments including guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, and many more. Looking for live sound or recording hardware or software? We’ve got you covered there too. Whether you’re a DJ seeking to amp up your show, a beginning guitarist looking for learning tools, or a seasoned weekend warrior searching for the right music gear and accessories to fit your needs and budget, count on The Hub for no-B.S. product reviews. And be sure to stay tuned as we continue to add new music equipment reviews in the coming months.

Review: Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus Amp

Hands-On Review: Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus Amp

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It may be 40 years old, but this versatile combo’s clean yet warm sound continues to win friends and help crank out signature tones for some of music’s biggest names.

Line 6 JTV-59 James Tyler Variax Guitar Review

Hands-On Review: Line 6 JTV-59 James Tyler Variax Guitar

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Old-school Socal electric guitar building meets 21st-century Line 6 modeling technology

Ampeg SCR-DI Bass Guitar Pedal Scrambler Review

Hands-On Review: Ampeg SCR-DI Bass Guitar Pedal with Scrambler Overdrive

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An innovative combination of preamp, overdrive, DI, and practice tool—this all-in-one, rugged stomp also puts a huge range of classic Ampeg tonal textures at your feet.

Fender Passport Event Review

Hands-On Review: Fender Passport Event

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An all-in-one PA rig that’s easy to use and ideal for mid-sized venues

Seven Online Guitar Tuners Rated

Seven Online Guitar Tuners Rated

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We look at a handful of virtual guitar tuners and compare their capabilities with real, hardware-based units.

BOSE L1 Model 2 System Review

Hands-On Review: BOSE L1 Model II System

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The Model II System builds on an already category-defining portable LI PA platform from BOSE with extended output, control and configuration options.

Crown XTi 4002 Power Amp Review

Hands-On Review: Crown XTi 4002 Power Amp

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Power to the people—lots of power

Top 10 Guitar Tuning Apps

Top 10 Guitar Tuning Apps

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Our pick of the top 10 tuning apps available for your smartphone or tablet.

Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Review

Product Review: Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess

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Built to handle the diverse performance demands of the Rush frontman, this LP covers sonic territory well beyond the capabilities of ordinary guitars.

Marzi Montazeri: Randall Thrasher Guitar Head

Marzi Montazeri's New WMD: The Randall Thrasher Guitar Head

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The Heavy As Texas/Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals shredder reveals why this fire-breathing 120W all-tube amp has become the key to his onstage assault. He also offers up a quick-lick lesson to put in your riff toolbox.

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