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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.

Hands-On Review: QSC KW153 Active Loudspeaker

Hands-On Review: QSC KW153 Active Loudspeaker

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A triple threat in powered speakers

The British Invasion: How it Changed the Lives of 24 Music Pros

The British Invasion: How it Changed the Lives of 24 Music Pros

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When four Brits in tight-fitting Edwardian suits and mop-top haircuts took the stage on American television on February 9, 1964, a record-setting 73 million Americans tuned in. By the time the final jangling chord faded into the screams of the studio audience, the British Invasion was underway.

Gibson Turns 120

Gibson Turns 120

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But the Instrument Maker Hardly Looks Its Age

Hands-On Review: Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE AE Guitar

Hands-On Review: Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE AE Guitar

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An affordable and well-crafted beauty

DJ Lighting and Stage Effects Buying Guide

Band and DJ Lighting and Stage Effects Buying Guide

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Choosing the Right Lighting and Effects to Put You in the Spotlight

Hands-On Review: Nady Drum Microphones

Hands-On Review: Nady Drum Microphones

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Making music a little easier for drummers

Hands-On Review: Sterling Audio Condenser Microphones

Hands-On Review: Sterling Audio Condenser Microphones

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Serious performance without the serious price tag

50 Years On, The British Invasion is Coming…Again

50 Years On, The British Invasion is Coming…Again

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This February 9 will mark the 50th anniversary of the single most important event in rock history. It was on a Sunday night in 1964 that 73 million American tuned in to TV’s Ed Sullivan Show to witness the first invasion of the continental U.S. since 1812.

Hands-On Review: Parker Fly Mojo Electric Guitar

Hands-On Review: Parker Fly Mojo Electric Guitar

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A whole new take on the electric guitar

Vocal About It: Wise Words from Singers

Vocal About It: Wise Words from Singers

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Many singers and performers have found success on their own terms in today’s music world. They draw from their own influences and their own unique experiences to write, record and perform music and to share their voice. These artists have offered some words of wisdom and advice, as well as some thoughts on choosing suitable microphones for studio and stage.

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