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.

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.

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Mandolin

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Mandolin

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Need help choosing replacement strings for your mandolin? Read on for all the info you'll need to make an informed buying decision.

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.

Lunchbox and Mini Amps Buying Guide

9 Lunchbox and Mini Amps That Deliver a Big Sound

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They may be little, but these micro-sized guitar amps have virtues far beyond their modest stature.

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

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Banjo

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Banjo

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Confused by all the choices? We’ll help you pinpoint the right set of strings for your banjo and playing style.

Best Guitars for Metal

Battle Axes: A Guide to Guitars for Metal

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Find the right electric guitar for grinding out those extreme heavy metal tones.

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.

Yamaha MODX Keyboards

Yamaha MODX Synthesizers Announced

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

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