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.

Using a Powered Subwoofer to Augment Your Existing PA

Tech Tip: Using a Powered Subwoofer to Augment Your Existing PA

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Expand the power of your current setup without breaking the bank

Tech Tip: Taming the Wild Bedroom

Tech Tip: Taming the Wild Bedroom

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How to make the most of those challenging small recording studio spaces

DIY Guitar? The Pros and Cons of Building Your Own Axe

DIY Guitar? The Pros and Cons of Building Your Own Axe

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If you’ve ever thought about building your own guitar, start here. We present the advantages and disadvantages of a DIY project—the things to consider before you dive in.

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.

10 Tricks to Perk Up Your Practice

10 Tricks to Perk Up Your Practice

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Smart strategies you need to make music practices count and keep your chops growing

Commandments for Protecting & Preserving Your Music Gear

Commandments for Protecting & Preserving Your Music Gear

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Do’s and don’ts that will help keep your music equipment in shape and optimize your onstage and studio sound

Tweaking Your Guitar to Match Your Music and Personal Style

Tweaking Your Guitar to Match Your Music and Personal Style

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Your guitar is an extension of your style. Swapping strings, pickups or refinishing your off-the-rack guitar can help project that style.

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

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