Resources for Musicians

The Hub is the place to be for the critical resources musician’s need when shopping for gear and instruments. You can count on on our exclusive Buying Guides to walk you through the complexities of everything from recording equipment to live sound gear to the ins and outs of choosing the right guitar, bass, drums, or keyboard. You’ll learn all about the key features and specs and how to choose the music gear that’s right for your style and budget. The Hub’s always-expanding Hands-On Product Reviews dive deep into specific music gear and instruments to give you the perspectives of seasoned musicians. Bookmark this page and check in at The Hub whenever you feel the need for some more gear knowledge.

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.

Review: BOSS Waza Craft SD-1W SUPER OverDrive and BD-2W Blues Driver

Hands-on Review: BOSS Waza Craft SD-1W SUPER OverDrive and BD-2W Blues Driver

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We plug these two latest entries from the BOSS Waza Craft guitar stompbox series into our signal chain and report on all the sonic goodness that ensued

This Week in Music History: January 26

Proby’s Pants Ripped…Harpo’s Heart Fails…Townshend Sells Out

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of January 26

PJ proby Slim Harpo Pete Townshend

Six-Song Mashup Reveals the Modern Country Song Formula

Six-Song Mashup Reveals the Modern Country Song Formula

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If you thought contemporary Nashville songs all sound the same, here’s why

Lucky 13 Vocal Processing Tips

Tech Tip: Lucky 13 Vocal Processing Tips

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A roundup of ideas to give your recorded vocals a professional, signature sound

Ronan Chris Murphy’s Tips for Creating a Great Demo with a Hand-Held Recorder

Ronan Chris Murphy’s Tips for Creating a Great Demo with a Hand-Held Recorder

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Expert advice on how to produce a low- to no-cost demo that’ll get your band gigs and social media attention

Yamaha DBR Powered Speakers Review

Hands-on Review: Yamaha DBR Powered Speakers

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We give these newest budget-friendly and super-portable active PA speakers from Yamaha a thorough workout

Lessons Learned: Successful Musicians Offer Insights on their Craft

Lessons Learned: Successful Musicians Offer Insights on their Craft

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Still wondering where your musical adventure can take you? We asked a range of professional musicians to discuss their evolution, the creative process after a big hit, and for lessons they learned along the way that might inspire future musicians. Here’s what they told us.

NAMM 2015 Day 1: The Roundup

NAMM Day 1: The Roundup

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The music gear industry extravaganza is underway and we’ve covering all the good stuff!

Nathan East Steps Up Front with New Hulu Doc

Nathan East Steps Up Front with New Hulu Doc

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Full-length film gives the veteran bassman star billing with a host of rock and pop heavyweights in supporting roles

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