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.

Drum Stick Guru Vic Firth Dies

RIP: Drum Stick Guru Vic Firth

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Musician’s Friend mourns the loss of an innovator and industry icon.

This Week in Music History July 27, 2015

Dylan Cracks Up … Hill Halts Grope … Stanley Rebooted

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of July 27, 2015

Bob Dylan Faith Hill Paul Stanley

7 Popular Guitar Amps Under 200 Dollars

7 of Our Most Popular Guitar Amps Under $200

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Two hundred bucks can buy some very capable guitar combo these days. Here's a roundup of some of the best.

14 Combo Amps Under $500

Big Sound for Small Budgets: 14 Combo Amps Under $500

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14 guitar combos to help you achieve serious sound without breaking the bank.

This Week in Music History July 20, 2015

Berry Blows Town … Tina Unchained … Weird Al Wails on Chart

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of July 20, 2015

Chuck Berry Tina Turner Weird Al Yankovic

Martin Guitar Buying Guide

Martin Guitar Buying Guide

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How to choose the right Martin guitar to match your budget and music.

Music Gear Surge Protection Tech Tip

What Kind of Surge Protection Do I Need for My Gear?

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Momentary power spikes can destroy expensive pro audio gear in an instant. Learn how to protect it.

Introducing Henry Worrall

Introducing Henry Worrall—Unheralded Advocate for American Guitar Music (Part 1)

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Long neglected, this composer and teacher helped shape a meaningful literature for guitar.

PreSonus at 20: Innovation Born on the Bayou

PreSonus at 20: Innovation Born on the Bayou

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Two decades in, this digital audio powerhouse is just hitting its stride.

Interview: Art of Sound Jim Gaines

The Art of Sound: Multi-Platinum Producer - Engineer Jim Gaines

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The multi-Grammy winner talks about tracking Stevie Ray Vaughan, pulling the plug on a Santana TV appearance and the reason band democracy is a disaster.

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