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 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.

Reasons to Video Your Practices, Performances and Recording Sessions

Great Reasons to Video Your Practices, Performances and Recording Sessions

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DIY video can help you smooth out performance wrinkles, catch musical mistakes and deliver footage to build your fanbase and fill seats at your next show.

What’s Better: Dedicated Stompboxes or Multi-effects Pedals?

What’s Better: Dedicated Stompboxes or Multi-effects Pedals?

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Where should you put your money? Into specialized, single-effect pedals? Or go for a versatile guitar multi-processor with a huge range of effects, editing and patch-saving capabilities?

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

What’s the Difference Between Major and Minor Chords?

What’s the Difference Between Major and Minor Chords?

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We hear this question from new guitarists all the time.

The Gig Survival Checklist

The Gig Survival Checklist

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Don’t play another date without this lifesaving list of gear and tools that could save your butt!

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