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 Electric Guitars Previewed at Summer NAMM ‘19

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Gibson has unveiled their latest line of Les Pauls, SGs, ES-335s and more ahead of their Fall availability.

Moog Grandmother Analog Synthesizer

Moog Grandmother Analog Monophonic Synthesizer Announced

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The Asheville, NC-based synth manufacturer introduces Grandmother, a powerhouse analog mono synth

PRS John Mayer Silver Sky Electric Guitar Announced

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PRS Guitars and John Mayer have teamed up to introduce a new signature guitar that's both classic and modern.

Pioneer DDJ-SB3 Portable DJ Controller

Pioneer Introduces DDJ-SB3 Portable DJ Controller

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The new and improved DDJ-SB3 is the latest in Pioneer’s line of entry-level DJ controllers. The new DDJ-SB3 comes designed for Serato DJ Lite and includes all-new features and functions such as Pad Scratch and FX Fade.

Fender Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster

Fender Launches 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster Series

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In celebration of their iconic offset guitar, Fender has announced three Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster models.

Fender Player Series Electric Guitars and Basses

Fender Player Series Electric Guitars and Basses Announced

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Fender has introduced their new Player Series, an affordable, unique family of Stratocasters, Telecasters, offsets and basses.

Roland TD-17 V-Drums

Roland Announces TD-17 V-Drums Family of Electronic Drums

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Roland introduces the TD-17 Series electronic drum kits to the V-Drum family

Roland TR-8S Drum Machine

Roland TR-8S Drum Machine Announced

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Roland has introduced the TR-8S, a powerful drum machine loaded with iconic sounds and modern features aimed at performers and producers alike. 

Fender Effects Pedal Lineup

Fender Releases New Effect Pedal Line

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Fender's new effect pedal line-up includes six fresh designs: Santa Ana Overdrive, Pugilist Distortion, Mirror Image Delay, Marine Layer Reverb, Level Set Buffer and The Bends, a compressor pedal. 

Fender Parallel Universe Guitars at Winter NAMM 2018

Fender Parallel Universe Announced at Winter NAMM 2018

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Limited-run Fender Parallel Universe series announced, including The Meteora, The Troublemaker Tele, The Jaguar Strat and more. 

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