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.

Trombone Buying Guide

Trombone Buying Guide

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

Milkman Sound Creamer Guitar Amplifier Hands-On Review

Hands-On Review: Milkman Sound Creamer

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Curious about Milkman Sound's Creamer combo amp? Read on for our in-depth review and sound clips. 

BOSS GT-100 Multi-Effects Guitar Pedal Hands-On Review

Hands-On Review: Boss GT-1000 Multi-Effects Guitar Pedal

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We go hands-on with the BOSS GT-1000, running it through its paces, evaluating its features and sound quality. 

Master of Pickups: A Conversation with Seymour Duncan

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Seymour Duncan, the innovator behind the aftermarket electric guitar pickup talks about the players, the materials, and the obsession that led him to electromagnetic magnificence.

Buying Guide: Audio Gear for Podcasting

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Looking for the best podcasting audio gear? Choose the right microphones, headphones, and audio interfaces to carve out your commanding presence in the blogosphere.

Saxophone and Clarinet Mouthpiece Buying Guide

Saxophone and Clarinet Mouthpiece Buying Guide

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Mouthpieces exert a huge impact on your instrument’s tone and playability. Learn how to choose one to match your music, budget and skill level.

Jamie Stillman of Earthquaker Devices on-stage with Relaxer (Photo: Nick Garcia)

Fuzz Pedal Design with Jamie Stillman of EarthQuaker Devices

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This restless innovator and his crew of obsessives hand-build astounding guitar effects pedals out of their headquarters in Akron, Ohio.

Microphone Buying Guide

Microphone Buying Guide

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When you're shopping for new microphones, you'll encounter a range of different types of microphones spanning a vast range of prices. The sheer volume of specifications and features associated with the hundreds of available models can be confusing, leaving you with little basis for comparison aside from a microphone's price.

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

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What to look for when choosing an acoustic or acoustic-electric guitar that matches your musical style, your budget and skill level.

The entrance to Seymour Duncan Headquarters

Rethinking the Guitar Amp with Seymour Duncan

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The brains behind Seymour Duncan's innovative Palladium pedals and PowerStage guitar heads details what it takes to break old amplification habits.

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