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.

10 Commandments for the Performing Musician

10 Commandments for the Performing Musician

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The do’s and don'ts that will keep your show on track, convert the crowd into fans and get you return engagements

Tips & Tricks for Getting Into Tune Fast and Easily

Tuning Triage: Tips & Tricks for Getting Into Tune Fast and Easily

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Being able to quickly and accurately tune a guitar is one of the hallmarks of an experienced musician. Learn how to sharpen your tuning skills.

Tech Gear Roulette: Surviving Technological Change

Tech Tip: Tech Gear Roulette—Surviving Technological Change

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Live by these seven rules if you want your budget to survive technological change

Keeping Your Tube Amp Healthy Part 2

Tech Tip: Keeping Your Tube Amp Healthy—Part 2

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How to troubleshoot preamp and rectifier tube problems and solve other common tube amp concerns

Ronan Chris Murphy’s Tips for Creating a Great Demo with a Hand-Held Recorder

Ronan Chris Murphy’s Tips for Creating a Great Demo with a Hand-Held Recorder

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Expert advice on how to produce a low- to no-cost demo that’ll get your band gigs and social media attention

Seven Ways to Decide if Your Guitar’s a Treasure or Just a Keepsake

Vintage Value: 7 Ways to Decide if Your Guitar’s a Treasure or Just a Keepsake

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Wondering about the value of that old guitar? Here are some ideas to help you decide if it’s worth appraising or if your guitar’s value is mostly sentimental.

Tip: Muffling Your Drums Part 2

Tech Tip: Muffling Your Drums—Part 2

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How to choose drum heads that dampen excessive ring and overtones in your drum kit

Tech Tip: Muffling Your Drums Part 1

Tech Tip: Muffling Your Drums—Part 1

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Learn how to damp down runaway resonance in your drums and cymbals to improve their sound in the studio and onstage.

Keeping Your Tube Amp Healthy: Part 1

Tech Tip: Keeping Your Tube Amp Healthy—Part 1

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How to get the best performance out of your guitar tube amp and keep it pumping out great sound

Lucky 13 Vocal Processing Tips

Tech Tip: Lucky 13 Vocal Processing Tips

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A roundup of ideas to give your recorded vocals a professional, signature sound

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