News Bits

The HUB's News Bits hone in on the significant events that help shape the sound and direction of musical instruments and music. From tour and recording news to all the latest product announcements and gear updates that you need to know about. We look at artists and gear from a music-geek perspective that both entertains and informs. Stay tuned for the best in music news with The HUB's News Bits.

Gibson 2019 Electric Guitars Previewed at Summer NAMM ‘19

Gibson 2019 Guitars and Basses Unveiled

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Gibson has unveiled their latest line of Les Pauls, SGs, ES-335s, basses and more. Read on for all of the key specifications, features and demos you'll need to buy your next Gibson.

JBL 3-Series

JBL Introduces New 3 Series MKII Powered Studio Monitors

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JBL's new 305P MKII, 306P MK II and 308P MKII studio monitors feature refined transducers, inherited flagship technology and more, making them excellent choices for recording studios of all sizes.

Gibson Memphis 2018 Electric Guitars

2018 Gibson Memphis: What's New In Semi-Hollowbody Guitars

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The latest ES guitar series includes a lavish ES-335 Figured, yet stays true to the hallowed Gibson electrified archtop look and sound.

AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young

RIP Malcolm Young: AC/DC Co-Founder, Songwriter and Guitarist

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AC/DC Co-Founder, Guitarist and Songwriter Malcolm Young passes away.

Roland's SE-02 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

Learn About Roland's SE-02 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

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We take a closer look at Roland's SE-02 Boutique Analog Synthesizer, a collaboration with modular synth designer and manufacturer, Studio Electronics.

Fender American Original Guitars and Basses

Unveiled: The New Fender American Original Guitars & Basses

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All the features you need to know about the Fender American Original Series Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Jaguar, Jazz Bass and Precision Bass models. 

Gibson 2018 Acoustic Guitars

First Look: The 2018 Gibson Acoustic Guitar Collection

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Gibson’s Montana artisans raise the bar again with new J-45, SJ-200, Hummingbird, 00 and parlor guitars.

Gibson USA 2018 Electric Guitars

Unveiled: The 2018 Gibson USA Electric Guitar Lineup

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Gibson's 2018 Les Paul, SG, Firebird, Explorer and Flying V models include subtle performance/playability tweaks and some astonishing finishes.

Novation Circuit

Novation Circuit Gets An Update - 1.6 Firmware Released

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Novation releases Circuit firmware 1.6, bringing some great performance enhancements. 

Novation Circuit

Novation Releases Circuit Firmware Version 1.5 Update

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Novation announces brand new Circuit features with Version 1.5 Firmware Update 

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