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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.

PRG Fender Custom Shop Proto Telecaster

Fender Custom Shop Proto Telecaster: A Full Slate of Choice Mods Make it Extraordinary

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Bound to cause doubletakes with Telecaster fans, this modern Custom Shop rethinking of the icon is a delight to play and serves up an array of sounds broad enough to please just about any guitarist.

Trombone Buying Guide

Trombone Buying Guide

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How to choose the right trombone to match your skill, music and budget

Extinct Hippo Named for Mick Jagger

Extinct Hippo Named for Mick Jagger

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Dina Regine

We don’t know how the Stones frontman feels about it, but a 19 million year old hippo has been dubbed with the scientific name Jaggermeryx naiad, or Jagger's water nymph. The critter, whose remains were found in Egypt, belongs to the family Anthracotheriidae, animals related to hippos and whales, but long extinct.

Bob Taylor and Andy Powers of Taylor Guitars

The Makers: Bob Taylor and Andy Powers of Taylor Guitars

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Musician’s Friend Private Reserve Guitars recently spoke with Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor and his master luthier Andy Powers. Together, this pair drives a dynamic and innovative guitar-building juggernaut that continues to raise the bar in the world of modern luthiery.

Pink Gets All Acoustic-y with Her Latest LP

Pink Gets All Acoustic-y with Her Latest LP

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In an artistic about face, pop rocker Pink has teamed up with Canadian musician Dallas Green to craft an album of introspective songs that are a far cry from the neo-R&B, party-friendly tunes on which she founded her career. Notable for its delicate two-part harmonies, wistful pedal steel and crystalline fingerpicked acoustic guitar, the album’s lead single, “You and Me”, reveals a sensitivity largely absent in Pink’s earlier work.

This Week in Music History: September 22

This Week in Music History: Daltrey Decks Moon…Troubled Tours…The Cost of Silence

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of September 22

Interview with Reverend Founder Joe Naylor

Behind the Brand: Our Interview with Reverend Founder Joe Naylor

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The new guy in town talks about how his upstart brand is winning over converts everywhere

How to Podcast: Learn How the Pros Do It

How to Podcast: Learn How the Pros Do It

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Learn how to create polished podcasts with a relatively small investment and pain-free learning curve

Tech Tip: Basic Audio Patch Bay Configurations

Tech Tip: Basic Audio Patch Bay Configurations

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In last week’s tech tip, How is an Audio Patch Bay Used, we talked about how patch bays can help clean up your home studio’s cabling and prevent premature connector wear. This week we address the various ways they can be set up to match your signal routing needs.

Gear Pioneer: Noel Lee of Monster Cable

Gear Pioneer: Noel Lee of Monster Cable

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Making all the right connections in the quest for audio clarity

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