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.

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.

Can I Record & Mix Music Just Using Headphones?

Can I Record & Mix Music Just Using Headphones?

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Are studio monitor speakers essential for home or mobile studio owners or can you get away with just using headphones?

Headphones and Earphones Buying Guide

Headphones and Earphones Buying Guide

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What do you look for in headphones and earphones? While there are many models to choose from, your planned use should help greatly to narrow your choices.

Best Student Band Instruments for Beginners Buying Guide

Best Student Band Instruments for Beginners Buying Guide

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A quick-start parent’s guide to choosing the right trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, violin, cello or percussion instrument for your budding musician

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.

Piano and Keyboard Buying Guide

Pianos, Keyboards & Synths: How to Choose

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From affordable starter pianos and MIDI controllers to sophisticated synthesizers and keyboard workstations, learn what to look for when you shop for an electronic keyboard to match your budget, music and skills.

French Horn Buying Guide

French Horn Buying Guide

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How to choose the right French Horn to match your skill level, music and budget

Brass Instrument Mouthpiece Buying Guide

Brass Instrument Mouthpiece Buying Guide

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How to find the right trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, trombone, French horn or other brass instrument mouthpiece that makes sense for your music, budget and skill level.

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