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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.

RIP: Soul and R&B Singer Ben E. King

RIP: Soul and R&B Singer Ben E. King

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His mellow baritone distinguished solo hits like “Stand by Me” and “Spanish Harlem,” following a productive stint as frontman for The Drifters.

Jack Ely, Singer of “Louie Louie” Dies

Jack Ely, Singer of “Louie Louie” Dies

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His mush-mouth vocal stirred up a storm of controversy

Review: Fender Bronco 40 Bass Combo Amp

Hands-On Review: Fender Bronco 40 Bass Combo Amp

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Aside from cool modeling and tone tweaking tools, the little Bronco is an ideal bass box for studio or practice.

Review: Keeley 4-Knob Compressor

Hands-On Review: Keeley 4-Knob Compressor

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Years after it’s debut, it’s still setting the standard for audio excellence and superb control in a guitarist-friendly stomp.

This Week in Music History April 27, 2015

Orlando Unzipped…Moon Enthroned…Dylan DJs from Space

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

Tony Orlando Keith Moon Bob Dylan

Four Simple Ways to Get More Gigs

Four Simple Ways to Get More Gigs

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The HUB’s favorite blogger and guitarist, who’s played more gigs than he probably cares to remember, offers a seasoned musician’s advice on how you can play out more.

Brian Ray: The Consummate Sideman Gets an Axe of His Own

Brian Ray: The Consummate Sideman Gets an Axe of His Own

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The McCartney band guitarist talks about his stellar career and offers a rundown on the signature model Custom ‘63 SG that Gibson is building to his specs.

Review: QSC GX7a Power Amp

Hands-On Review: QSC GX7a Power Amplifier

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More of the power you need, less of the stuff you don't

Deftones Founder Stephen Carpenter Interview

Interview: A Deep Dive with Deftones Founder Stephen Carpenter

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The alt-metal guitarist dishes on his rig, holy-grail tone and being an original.

Review: Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus Amp

Hands-On Review: Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus Amp

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It may be 40 years old, but this versatile combo’s clean yet warm sound continues to win friends and help crank out signature tones for some of music’s biggest names.

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