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.

Opinions Unplugged: Musicians Reflect on Acoustic Guitars

Opinions Unplugged: Musicians Reflect on Acoustic Guitars

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The acoustic guitar can be used for much more than ballads and singing Kumbaya around the campfire. Rock, folk, experimental, and even classical musicians are breaking new ground with the acoustic guitar. Whether you are a newcomer, or a skilled guitar player looking to explore new sounds, the range of instruments (and what you can do with them) has never been greater.

Video: Obsessed - An Interview with Neal Peart

Video: Obsessed - An Interview with Neal Peart

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Master drummer Neal Pert talks about the creative ways in which he dealt with the tedium of touring that led him into extensive adventure travel and writing about those experiences.

Video: Line 6 Interview - Part 3

Video: Line 6 Interview - Part 3

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Line 6 co-founder Marcus Ryle talks about the challenges of delivering tube-amp tones using DSP and the birth of the Pod in a continuing conversation with Musician's Friend President Gene Joly.

Chronicles: Flying V Falters, Stones Stigmatized, George Reversed, & Ray Banned

The HUB Chronicles: Flying V Falters…Stones Stigmatized…George Reversed…Ray Banned

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Historic Events That Rocked Music—The Week of April 21

Video: Yamaha P-255 - NAMM 2014

Video: Yamaha P-255 - NAMM 2014

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Yamaha's Gabriel Aldort walks us through a tour of the P-255 Digital Piano that delivers amazing sound, advanced performance and recording features, and an exclusive app to easily access its deep suite of functions.

Video: Gibson Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar

Video: Gibson Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar

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Brian from Private Reserve Guitars takes us on a headstock to tailpiece tour of a gorgeous Gibson Les Paul Custom with custom 'buckers capable of everything from grit and grunge to soaring lead sounds.

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