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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.

This Week in Music History: November 24

Adios Freddie, Eric & George…Bowie Bests Beatles

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of November 24

Freddie Mercury Eric Carr George Harrison

Musician’s Friend Remembers Steve Read

Musician’s Friend Remembers Steve Read

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His enormous heart and love of making music helped shape our DNA

Harmonica Buying Guide

Harmonica Buying Guide

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The late Chicago blues harp maestro Carey Bell who learned from masters such as Big Walter Horton and Little Walter Jacobs. Photo courtesy of Hohner.

Everything you need to know about the “mouth harp” and how to choose the right one(s) to match your music and ambitions.

Steve Albini’s Upbeat Take on the State of Music

Steve Albini’s Upbeat Take on the State of Music

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Steve Albini speaks at the Face the Music conference in Melbourne. Photo: Jayden Ostwald

This music engineering icon says the internet has the potential to cure the problems that plagued the old music-biz model

This Week in Music History: November 17

Bo Banned…Rotten Vindicated…Democracy Delivered

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of November 17

Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy Bo Diddley

Steve Cropper: The Stax Legend Looks Back on a Stellar Career

Steve Cropper: The Stax Legend Looks Back on a Stellar Career

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Chops to die for and a sterling work ethic are the hallmarks of this Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s six decades of soulful musicianship

Tech Tip: How to Choose the Right Mic for the Job

Tech Tip: How to Choose the Right Mic for the Job

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The crucial factors you need to know in deciding what microphones to use on your recordings.

Recording Tech Tip: Capturing The Sound Of Eight Tiny Reindeer

Recording Tech Tip: Capturing the Sound of Eight Tiny Reindeer

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How to create the sounds of the season that evoke visions of Santa and his sleigh.

While My iPhone Gently Weeps: Choosing Guitars and Supporting Tools

While My iPhone Gently Weeps: Choosing Guitars and Supporting Tools

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A group of seasoned musicians weigh in on strategies to find the perfect guitar, amp, or effects and the iOS apps that can help make you a better guitarist.

Best Student Band Instruments for Beginners Buying Guide

Best Student Band Instruments for Beginners Buying Guide

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A quick-start parent’s guide to choosing the right trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, violin, cello or percussion instrument for your budding musician

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