Tech Tips

Welcome to The HUB's Tech Tip center where you'll find musician-friendly advice about how to get the best out of your instruments, amps, and recording gear. If you don't know the difference between a balanced and unbalanced input or want to learn how to install premium Gibson pickups in your Epiphone guitar, you've arrived at the right place. In coming weeks we'll be posting expert advice on setting up your guitar for optimal playability, the ins and outs of using a mixer, effects pedal signal chains, getting single coil tone without the hum, and a whole lot more.

How to Get the Best Out of Your Guitar Effects

Stompbox Boogie: How to Get the Best Out of Your Guitar Effects

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Setting up your daisy chain in the right order can have a huge impact on guitar FX performance.

Music Gear Surge Protection Tech Tip

What Kind of Surge Protection Do I Need for My Gear?

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Momentary power spikes can destroy expensive pro audio gear in an instant. Learn how to protect it.

How to Get a Good Bass Drum Sound

Tech Tip: Getting a Good Bass Drum Sound

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How to tame unwanted overtones and tune your kick drum to match the music and the rest of your kit.

Guitar Health Part 2

Guitar Health: Part 2

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More about hearing and hand protection, joint trouble, and the impact of upper body strength on musicians who strap on their instruments.

5 Basics for Learning Classical Guitar

5 Basics for Learning Classical Guitar

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Here are some crucial tips to get you started right on a nylon string guitar.

How Electric Guitars Got Their Fuzz On

How Electric Guitars Got Their Fuzz On

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Mishaps and analog tech tweaks produced many of the classic tones today’s guitarists emulate.

Guitar Talk 101

Guitar Talk 101

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Your guide through the electric guitar jargon jungle.

10 Recording Session Commandments

10 Recording Session Commandments

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Observe these rules in the studio and you’ll probably emerge with a better- sounding record.

Guitar Health Part 1

Guitar Health: Part 1

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You only get one body in this life. Learn how to tone and preserve it for a long and healthy lifetime of playing.

Upgrading Your Electric Guitar Gear

Upgrading Your Electric Guitar Gear

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Essential tips on updating your rig with a new guitar, amp or effects that will help you show off those hard-earned licks

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