The do’s and don'ts that will keep your show on track, convert the crowd into fans and get you return engagements
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.
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.
Live by these seven rules if you want your budget to survive technological change
How to troubleshoot preamp and rectifier tube problems and solve other common tube amp concerns
Expert advice on how to produce a low- to no-cost demo that’ll get your band gigs and social media attention
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.
How to choose drum heads that dampen excessive ring and overtones in your drum kit
Learn how to damp down runaway resonance in your drums and cymbals to improve their sound in the studio and onstage.
How to get the best performance out of your guitar tube amp and keep it pumping out great sound
A roundup of ideas to give your recorded vocals a professional, signature sound