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.

Tonewoods and How They Affect Your Guitar’s Sound

How Do Tonewoods Affect Your Guitar's Tone?

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Discover how the sonic character of various wood types helps shape the sound of acoustic and electric guitars.

Tech Tip: What’s the Difference Between Overdrive and Distortion Effects Pedals?

What’s the Difference Between Overdrive and Distortion Effects Pedals?

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Learn about the key differences between overdrive pedals and distortion pedals.

Basic Guitar Maintenance Tips

Basic Guitar Maintenance Tips

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The best guitar to play is a well-maintained guitar. Read on for tips to keep yours in great shape!

Tech Tip: Difference Between Tube and Solid-State Guitar Amps

What's the Difference Between Tube and Solid-State Guitar Amps?

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Learn about the differences between tube, solid-state and hybrid guitar amplifiers.

Tech Tip: What is a Chorus Effect?

What is a Chorus Effect?

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Not sure what a chorus effect is? You've come to the right place.

What’s the Difference Between Major and Minor Chords?

What’s the Difference Between Major and Minor Chords?

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Want to understand the difference between major and minor chords? The experts at Musician's Friend are here to help you!

Why Do I Need a Audio Interface?

Why Do I Need an Audio Interface?

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Curious what an audio interface is used for and why you need it to record your music? Read on to learn more!

Tech Tip: How to Get Rid of Single-Coil Hum

How to Get Rid of Single-Coil Hum Without Getting Rid of Single-Coil Tone

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Learn about pickup options that retain classic single-coil sound while eliminating hum.

Where is the Best Place to Put a Compressor in a Guitar Effects Chain?

Where is the Best Place to Put a Compressor in a Guitar Effects Chain?

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Not sure where to put your compressor on your pedal board?

Tech Tip: Mixing Board Pre-Fader & Post-Fader Aux Sends

What's the Difference Between Pre-Fader and Post-Fader Aux Sends?

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Curious about the difference between pre-fader and post-fader aux sends on a mixing board? Read on!

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