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.

Electric Guitar Strings Buying Guide

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Electric Guitar

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Need help finding the best strings for your electric guitar? Musician's Friend will help you pick the right set for you and your guitar.

Piano and Keyboard Buying Guide

Pianos, Keyboards & Synths: How to Choose

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From affordable starter pianos and MIDI controllers to sophisticated synthesizers and keyboard workstations, learn what to look for when you shop for an electronic keyboard to match your budget, music and skills.

Best Keyboards and Pianos for Beginners

The Best Keyboards and Pianos for Beginners

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Musician's Friend helps identify the key features to look for when shopping for a beginner digital piano or electronic keyboard.

Geoff Emerick with George Martin (Photo: Phil Dent/Getty Images)

Geoff Emerick: The Beatles’ Legendary Recording Engineer

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(Ed. Note: In light of the recent passing of legendary Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, we have republished our interview with Geoff, originally conducted around the release of his auto-biography, Here, There and Everywhere.)

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

Best Recording Gear for Beginners

The Best Recording Gear for Beginners

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How to choose the right audio and recording equipment for your home studio or mobile rig to match your ambitions, budget and music.

6 Top Humbucker Pickups

Six Top Humbucker Pickups to Supercharge Your Guitar Sound

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We take a closer look at some of our most popular aftermarket humbucker guitar pickups.

Fender American Performer Mustang Demo Video Screenshot

Fender American Performer Mustang - Demo Video

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Curious about the sounds and specs of the new Fender American Performer Mustang electric guitar? Check out our demo video!

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. Read on for all of the key specifications, features and demos you'll need to buy your next Gibson.

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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