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.

What's a Good Guitar Amp for a Beginner?

What's a Good Guitar Amp for a Beginner?

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How to find a great starter guitar combo amp that makes sense for your music and budget

World Percussion Buying Guide

World Percussion Buying Guide

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Don’t know a djembe from a doumbek? Here are the essentials you need to know when shopping for hand drums, congas, shakers, cajons, djembes and many more percussion instruments from every corner of the globe.

Saxophone Buying Guide

Saxophone Buying Guide

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

Gretsch Drums Buying Guide

Gretsch Drums Buying Guide

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Find the Right Gretsch Drum Set to Match Your Music and Budget

Guitarist’s Buying Guide to iOS Gear

Guitarist’s Buying Guide to iOS Gear

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How to find the right iOS-compatible audio equipment for your iPhone or iPad to help make you a better playing and sounding guitarist

Guitar Notes with Brian Baggett

PRS Guitars - Private Stock Spotlight

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A closer look at some of the rarest, most unique guitars Paul Reed Smith builds

Violin Buying Guide

Violin Buying Guide

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How to choose the violin that matches your skill level and budget

Roland's SE-02 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

Learn About Roland's SE-02 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

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We take a closer look at Roland's SE-02 Boutique Analog Synthesizer, a collaboration with modular synth designer and manufacturer, Studio Electronics.

How to Choose Musician-Friendly iOS Music Gear

How to Choose iOS-Compatible Music Gear

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A buying guide to choosing the right iOS-compatible audio/MIDI interfaces, keyboard controllers, microphones, DJ gear, docks and speakers, plus iOS accessories

Affordable Acoustic and Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Affordable Acoustic & Electric Guitar Buying Guide

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Finding an inexpensive guitar doesn’t mean you have to settle for junk. Discover the smart places to cut back on your expectations.

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