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.

Universal Audio Apollo X Audio Interface Family

Universal Audio Apollo X Audio Interface Series Unveiled

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Universal Audio's Apollo X Thunderbolt audio interfaces deliver elite audio conversion, more DSP and surround sound monitoring.

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

How to Choose a Mandolin

Mandolin Buying Guide

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Choosing the mandolin that makes sense for your skill level and budget.

Beginners Guide to Buying Drums & Percussion

The Beginners Guide to Buying Drums & Percussion

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How to choose the right starter drum kit, cymbals, drum accessories or percussion instruments to bring out the best in your budding musician while maintaining your budget and sanity.

Harmonica Buying Guide

Harmonica Buying Guide

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Everything you need to know about the “mouth harp” and how to choose the right one(s) to match your music and ambitions.

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.

Resonator Guitar Buying Guide

Resonator Guitar Buying Guide

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How to choose a resonator guitar that matches your budget and music.

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.

Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar

The Best Bass Guitars for Beginners

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How to choose the best beginner electric bass to keep the budding bassist in the groove without busting your budget

How to Choose an Ukulele

Ukulele Buying Guide

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The ukulele is back—with a vengeance! If you need help finding your first (or next) ukulele, you've come to the right place.

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