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.

Can I Record & Mix Music Just Using Headphones?

Can I Record & Mix Music Just Using Headphones?

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Are studio monitor speakers essential for home/mobile studio owners?

10 Steps to Success for Independent Music Artists

10 Steps to Success for Independent Music Artists

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Take these essential attitudes and actions to heart and give your indie music career a kick in the pants.

Mods to Give your Guitar a Whole New Voice

Mods to Give your Guitar a Whole New Voice

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These guitar tweaks offer big payoffs in expanding your musical palette.

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.

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.

Touring: A Threat to Your Emotional Health?

Touring: A Threat to Your Emotional Health?

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Perils of life on the road can include the not-so-obvious things too.

How To Mic Guitar Amps and Cabs in the Studio

How to Mic Guitar Amps and Cabs in the Studio

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Tips to help you capture great-sounding guitar tracks on your recordings.

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.

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