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.

Best Guitars for Metal

Battle Axes: A Guide to Guitars for Metal

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Find the right electric guitar for grinding out those extreme heavy metal tones.

Matt Halpern Interview

A Central Focus of Rhythm

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Drummer Matt Halpern reveals his rhythmic philosophy, gear choices and the unexpected influences that helped form his technique.

Music for Kids: A Career Worth Pursuing?

Music for Kids: A Career Worth Pursuing?

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Our panel of kid-friendly performing and recording artists weighs in on the rewards.

Marshall MG Amps Buying Guide

Buying Guide: Marshall MG Series Amps

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No models or digital forgeries—just 100% pure, unadulterated Marshall!

Nailing the Perfect Guitar/Amp Matchup

Nailing the Perfect Guitar/Amp Matchup

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Our panel of pro guitarists offers hard-won advice on pairing your electric guitar with an amp that’ll do it justice.

This Week in Music History August 24, 2015

Cochran’s Chart Crusher … RIP SRV … PJ’s Breakout LP

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of August 24, 2015

Eddie Cochran Stevie Ray Vaughan Pearl Jam

This Week in Music History August 17, 2015

Moon Madness … King Mourned … May Matriculates

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of August 17, 2015

Keith Moon Elvis Presley Brian May

6 Top Humbucker Pickups

6 Top Humbucker Pickups to Supercharge Your Sound

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A look at some of our most popular aftermarket humbucking guitar pickups.

Blurred Lines: Robbery or Musical Tribute?

Blurred Lines: Robbery or Musical Tribute?

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The line between musical emulation and theft can be fuzzy.

This Week in Music History August 10, 2015

Rundgren Robbed … Shock Shackled … Teen Spirit Shot

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of August 10, 2015

Todd Rundgren Michelle Shocked Nirvana

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