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.

How to Choose an Ukulele

How To Choose Your Ukulele

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If you need help choosing your first (or next) ukulele, you've come to the right place.

How to Choose the Right PA System

How to Choose the Right PA System

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From live sound mixers to PA speakers and monitors to mics, get the info you need to take your show to the people.

Technics SL-1200MK7 Turntable

Technics SL-1200MK7 Announced at CES 2019

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Technics introduces the new SL-1200MK7 turntable at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

Best Selling DJ Gear of 2018

Best-Selling DJ Gear of 2018

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We take a look at some of Musician's Friend's best-selling DJ gear in 2018

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.)

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.

Ernie Ball Ukulele Strings at Winter NAMM 2019

Ernie Ball Unveils New Strings and Picks at Winter NAMM 2019

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Ernie Ball debuts a range of new products at Winter NAMM 2019.

Blue Ember XLR Condenser Microphone

Blue Ember Condenser Microphone Introduced

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The new Blue Ember is an XLR condenser microphone designed for musicians, content creators, podcasters and recording engineers.

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!

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

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