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.

Microphone Buying Guide

Microphone Buying Guide

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When you're shopping for new microphones, you'll encounter a range of different types of microphones spanning a vast range of prices. The sheer volume of specifications and features associated with the hundreds of available models can be confusing, leaving you with little basis for comparison aside from a microphone's price.

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

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What to look for when choosing an acoustic or acoustic-electric guitar that matches your musical style, your budget and skill level.

The entrance to Seymour Duncan Headquarters

Rethinking the Guitar Amp with Seymour Duncan

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The brains behind Seymour Duncan's innovative Palladium pedals and PowerStage guitar heads details what it takes to break old amplification habits.

Martin Guitar Buying Guide

Martin Guitar Buying Guide

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How to choose the right Martin guitar to match your budget and music.

Laidback Luke live at Exchange in Los Angeles

Laidback Luke talks Gear, Touring, Influences and more

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World-renowned electronic DJ Laidback Luke goes in-depth on his favorite equipment, how he approaches gigs and his lifelong journey in music. 

Master of Pickups: A Conversation with Seymour Duncan

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Seymour Duncan, the innovator behind the aftermarket pickup talks about the players, the materials, and the obsession that led him to electromagnetic magnificence.

Buying Guide: Audio Gear to Create Amazing Podcasts

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Choose the right microphones, headphones, and audio interfaces to carve out your commanding presence in the blogosphere.

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.

Best Guitars for Beginners

The 6 Best Beginner Acoustic Guitars and Electric Guitars

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Having trouble choosing the best starter acoustic guitar or best beginner electric guitar? Read on for the Musician's Friend guide to the Best Guitars for Beginners.

Telecaster Buying Guide

Telecaster Buying Guide

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A comprehensive buyer’s guide to all Fender and Squier Telecaster series electric guitars to help you choose the right model for you.

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