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.

John Mayer Demos his PRS Silver Sky

Watch: John Mayer Demos his PRS Silver Sky

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John Mayer puts his signature PRS Silver Sky through its paces.

Legendary drummer Hal Blaine in the studio

Hal Blaine: Reflecting on the Life and Legacy of a Drumming Icon

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Wrecking Crew drummer Hal Blaine left his mark on over 35,000 recordings, forever influencing drummers, the instrument and modern music as we know it.

Ernie Ball Ukulele Strings at Winter NAMM 2019

Ernie Ball Unveils New Strings and Picks at Winter NAMM 2019

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Ernie Ball debuts a range of new products at Winter NAMM 2019.

Guitar Gear Highlights from NAMM 2019

Guitar Gear Highlights from NAMM 2019

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All of the guitar gear highlights you need to see from the floor at this year’s NAMM show.

Drum Gear Highlights at NAMM 2019

Drum Gear Highlights at NAMM 2019

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Here's a closer look at some of NAMM 2019's most outstanding drums, cymbals and sticks from Zildjian, DW, Sabian, TAMA, Vic Firth and Mapex

John Petrucci with his 2019 Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty guitars

Watch: Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty 2019 Demo

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Get the lowdown on the new Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty 2019 electric guitars.

Legendary guitarist Dick Dale

Dick Dale: Reflecting on the Life and Legacy of a Guitar Icon

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Musician's Friend reflects on the passing of the iconic guitarist.

Legendary gear maker Jim Dunlop playing a 12-string guitar

In Memoriam: Jim Dunlop

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Musician's Friend reflects on the life of music gear icon, Jim Dunlop.

NAMM 2019 Gear Producers Will Love

NAMM 2019 Gear Producers Will Love

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All of the production and recording product highlights you need to see from the floor at this year’s NAMM show.

Walrus Audio Lillian Analog Phaser

Walrus Audio Lillian Analog Phaser Debuts at Winter NAMM 2019

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The boutique pedal builder has announced Lillian, a new multi-stage phaser

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