Music Instrument Product Reviews

Get the straight skinny on the music gear you want with The Hub’s exclusive Hands-On Reviews. You’ll find in-depth details on all manner of musical instruments including guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, and many more. Looking for live sound or recording hardware or software? We’ve got you covered there too. Whether you’re a DJ seeking to amp up your show, a beginning guitarist looking for learning tools, or a seasoned weekend warrior searching for the right music gear and accessories to fit your needs and budget, count on The Hub for no-B.S. product reviews. And be sure to stay tuned as we continue to add new music equipment reviews in the coming months.

Soundcheck: LR Baggs iBeam Active Guitar Pickup

Soundcheck: LR Baggs iBeam Active Guitar Pickup

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If you have an acoustic guitar that you really love, the last thing you want to do is gouge big holes in it in order to install a pickup. So if your acoustic doesn’t have built-in electronics, chances are you've checked out a whole mess of soundhole pickups, only to discover that most of them fail to convey the warmth and dynamic range crucial to a good acoustic sound.

Hands-On Review: Fender Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster

Hands-On Review: Fender Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster

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Spicy tones from south of the border

Hands-On Review: MXL 900 Series Condenser Microphones

Hands-On Review: MXL 900 Series Condenser Microphones

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High-end condenser sound without the sticker shock

Hands-On Review: Kerly Strings

Hands-On Review: Kerly Strings

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Forging a new string from fire and ice

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MG166CX Mixing Console

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MG166CX Mixing Console

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Take the MG out for a spin and experience top-down performance

Hands-On Review: Fender Bullets Strings

Hands-On Review: Fender Bullets Strings

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The Strings for Strats!

Hands-On Review: Yamaha GigMaker Guitar Packs

Hands-On Review: Yamaha GigMaker Guitar Packs

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Amazing attention to detail for super-affordable prices

Hands-On Review: Behringer B-Control Series

Hands-On Review: Behringer B-Control Series

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Changing the way you make music

Hands-On Review: Peavey XR 8300 and XR 8600 Powered Mixers

Hands-On Review: Peavey XR 8300 and XR 8600 Powered Mixers

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Legendary mixers with the latest technology

Product Spotlight: Ampeg Pro Neo Bass Cabinets and SVT-7PRO

Product Spotlight: Ampeg Pro Neo Bass Cabinets and SVT-7PRO

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Meet the modern bass rig

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