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.

Transform Your Standard Strat Into a Stinging Blues Beast

Modify Your Stratocaster Into a Stinging Blues Beast

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Whether you’ve got a U.S.-built American Professional or an imported Player Series Strat, this game-changing pickup upgrade will have you rockin’ the blues like never before!

Hands-On Review: Fryette Power Load

Hands-On Review: Fryette Power Load

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We go hands-on with the Fryette Power Load.

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.)

Exploring Ribbon Microphone Design with Royer Labs

Exploring Ribbon Microphone Design with Royer Labs

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How Royer Labs helped to bring ribbon microphones to the masses with modern designs and home-studio accessibility.   

Audio Cable Buying Guide

Audio Cable Buying Guide

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How to choose the right audio equipment connectors, adapters, and cables to match your gear and budget

Do I need Dedicated Guitar Pedals or Multi-Effects Pedals?

Do I need Dedicated Guitar Pedals or Multi-Effects Pedals?

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Where should you put your money? Into specialized, single-effect pedals? Or go for a versatile guitar multi-processor with a huge range of effects, editing and patch-saving capabilities?

Daredevil Pedals Hands-On Review

Hands-On Review: Daredevil Effects Pedals

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We take five of Daredevil Pedals' hottest stompboxes for a spin. 

Wes Dooley of AEA Microphones

Wes Dooley of AEA: The Quest for Honest Sound with Ribbon Mics

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A protector of the esteemed RCA 44 ribbon microphone's legacy, Wes Dooley and the team at AEA have taken ribbon microphone and preamp technology to new heights.

Behind The Scenes at Mojave Audio

Mojave Audio: Capturing Reality with Condenser Microphones

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This legacy-inspired line of large condensers takes on some of the most revered recording mics in history.

Banjos: How to Choose

Banjos: How to Choose

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How to find the right banjo to match your budget, music and skills.

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