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.

Interview: Cover Band Success

Give Your Cover Band the Kick It Needs to Succeed

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Five cover-band vets talk about how they’ve made their career choice work.

Ringo Starr's Memorabilia Brings in 9.2 Million

Ringo’s Treasure Trove Brings in $9.2m

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Topping the list is the Ludwig drum kit that fired the opening shots of the British Invasion.

RIP Scott Weiland

RIP Scott Weiland; Troubled Singer Dies Under Unclear Circumstances

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The charismatic former Stone Temple Pilots frontman was 48.

Interview: Professional Keyboardists

Rockin’ the Keys: Perspectives from 2 Pros

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Professional keyboardists Andrew Lipke and Marty Marquis talk about gear & their distinctly different approaches to performing and recording.

Songwriting and Recording Success Secrets

Songwriting and Recording Success Secrets

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Our panel of singer-songwriters offers tips to write better songs & capture them brilliantly in studio demos.

All About F-Hole Guitars

All About F-Hole Guitars

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The woods and designs that shaped some of our most prized guitars and the terms we use to describe them.

This Week in Music History December 7, 2015

Gunned Down This Week: Sam Cooke, John Lennon and Dimebag Darrell

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of December 7, 2015

Sam Cooke John Lennon Dimebag Darrell

Humbucker vs. Single-Coil Pickups Explained

Humbucker vs. Single-Coil Pickups Explained

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How they work and sound and what to consider when choosing guitar pickups.

This Week in Music History November 30, 2015

Indestructible Keef … Zappa Immortalized … May Commanded

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of November 30, 2015

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Interview: Jake Cinninger of Umphrey's McGee

Vintage Interview: Jake Cinninger of Umphrey's McGee

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The lead guitarist-songwriter digs deep into his roots, rig and love affair with tape.

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