Tech Tips

Welcome to The HUB's Tech Tip center where you'll find musician-friendly advice about how to get the best out of your instruments, amps, and recording gear. If you don't know the difference between a balanced and unbalanced input or want to learn how to install premium Gibson pickups in your Epiphone guitar, you've arrived at the right place. In coming weeks we'll be posting expert advice on setting up your guitar for optimal playability, the ins and outs of using a mixer, effects pedal signal chains, getting single coil tone without the hum, and a whole lot more.

What’s the Difference Between Major and Minor Chords?

What’s the Difference Between Major and Minor Chords?

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Want to understand the difference between major and minor chords? The experts at Musician's Friend are here to help you!

Tech Tip: How To Install Gibson Pickups In Epiphone Guitars

Tech Tip: How to Install Gibson Pickups in Epiphone Guitars

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Hot Rod your Epiphone with Genuine Gibson Pickups. Do It Yourself!

Touring: A Threat to Your Emotional Health?

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Perils of life on the road can include the not-so-obvious things too.

The Early History of Fuzz Pedals

The Early History of Fuzz Pedals

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A series of mishaps and analog tech tweaks produced many of the classic fuzz tones today’s guitarists emulate.

Guitar Talk 101

Guitar Talk 101 - A Glossary of Guitar Terms You Need To Know

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Musician's Friend has created a reference guide of definitions for all the important guitar terms and slang you need to know. 

Audio Compression Settings for Recording Bass Guitar

Tech Tip: Compression Settings for Recording Bass Guitar

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Need some help getting your bass to come through your mixes? Meet your new best friend, the compressor.

10 Steps to Success for Independent Music Artists

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Take these essential attitudes and actions to heart and give your indie music career a kick in the pants.

Mods to Give your Guitar a Whole New Voice

Mods to Give your Guitar a Whole New Voice

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These guitar tweaks offer big payoffs in expanding your musical palette.

Music Gear Surge Protection Tech Tip

What Kind of Surge Protection Do I Need for My Gear?

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Momentary power spikes can destroy expensive pro audio gear in an instant. Learn how to protect it.

Guitar Health: Part 2

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More about hearing and hand protection, joint trouble, and the impact of upper body strength on musicians who strap on their instruments.

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