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.

Finding the Best Travel Guitar

Good to Go: Finding the Best Travel Guitar

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How to choose a travel or mini guitar that’s road-ready and suits your music and budget.

Yes Bassist Chris Squire Dies at 67

Yes Bassist Chris Squire Dies at 67

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His elaborate, melodically infused bass lines were a potent force in progressive rock.

This Week in Music History June 29, 2015

Elvis Hounded … Jimi’s Bad Jump … Mustaine Miffed

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of June 29, 2015

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In Celebration (and Defense) of Van Halen

In Celebration (and Defense) of Van Halen

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The band is back and despite, ahem, certain personality issues, VH is badder than ever.

Choosing a Guitar for Kids

Beyond Toys: Choosing a Great Beginner Guitar for Kids

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Find the electric or acoustic guitar that’s right for your budding musical genius…and your budget.

Derek Trucks Interview

Derek Trucks on His Heroes and the Vintage Gear They Played

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The slide guitar phenom talks about why Rolling Stone’s all-time guitarist list is bogus and reveals the iconic instruments he’d love to own.

George Marinelli Interview

George Marinelli: Evolution of a Journeyman Session Pro

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The longtime Bonnie Raitt sideman dishes on his history and gear, then talks about cutting with Ray Charles.

Rush Celebrates 4 Decades with the Same Lineup

Last Men Standing: Rush Celebrates 4 Decades with the Same Lineup

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A study in resilience, this hard-rocking Canadian trio has aged gracefully, continuing to remain musically relevant. At Musician’s Friend we’ve got Rush fever!

6 Pros Weigh in on Home Studio Gear, Software & Pitfalls

6 Pros Weigh in on Home Studio Gear, Software & Pitfalls

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From basic recording gear advice to the right DAW, our experts tell you what you should and shouldn’t expect from a home setup.

DJ Controller and Interface Buying Guide

DJ Controller and Interface Buying Guide

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Choosing the right DJ controller/interface depends a lot on your software. Here’s the intel you need to make both choices.

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