Resources for Musicians

The Hub is the place to be for the critical resources musician’s need when shopping for gear and instruments. You can count on on our exclusive Buying Guides to walk you through the complexities of everything from recording equipment to live sound gear to the ins and outs of choosing the right guitar, bass, drums, or keyboard. You’ll learn all about the key features and specs and how to choose the music gear that’s right for your style and budget. The Hub’s always-expanding Hands-On Product Reviews dive deep into specific music gear and instruments to give you the perspectives of seasoned musicians. Bookmark this page and check in at The Hub whenever you feel the need for some more gear knowledge.

Musician's Friend's Ryan Silo tweaks his guitar pedalboard

Anatomy of a Guitar Pedalboard

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Ryan Silo of Musician’s Friend dishes on his two-chain guitar effects pedalboard and the stomp boxes he can’t live without.

Yamaha MODX Keyboards

Yamaha MODX Keyboards Announced

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Building on the technology of their flagship MONTAGE series, Yamaha has introduced the new MODX series of keyboards. 

Universal Audio Apollo X Audio Interface Family

Universal Audio Apollo X Audio Interface Series Unveiled

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Universal Audio's Apollo X Thunderbolt audio interfaces deliver elite audio conversion, more DSP and surround sound monitoring.

SG Guitar Buying Guide

The SG Guitar Buying Guide

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How to Choose the Gibson SG or Epiphone SG electric guitar that's right for you and your budget

How to Choose a Mandolin

Mandolin Buying Guide

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Choosing the mandolin that makes sense for your skill level and budget.

Michael Anthony with his Peavey VB-MA Bass Amp and MA-810 Speaker Cabinet

Bass Icon Michael Anthony on His Peavey VB-MA Amp Head & MA-810 Cab

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We explore his signature bass amplification rig and the sonic realities of touring massive venues.

Native Instruments Announces KOMPLETE 12, TRAKTOR S4 MK3 and more

Native Instruments Announces KOMPLETE 12, TRAKTOR S4 MK3 and more

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Native Instruments announces new products aimed at producers, DJs, keyboardists and more.

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.

Resonator Guitar Buying Guide

Resonator Guitar Buying Guide

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How to choose a resonator guitar that matches your budget and music.

Kids Instruments Buying Guide

Kids and Classroom Instruments Buying Guide

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How to choose the right musical instruments to help your children embark on a lifetime of playing pleasure.

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