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.

How To Set A Compressor For Voice and Instruments

Best Compressor Settings for Vocals, Guitars, Drums and More

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Need help understanding various compressor types and the best ways to use them? You've come to the right place.

Tonewoods and How They Affect Your Guitar’s Sound

How Do Tonewoods Affect Your Guitar's Tone?

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Discover how the sonic character of various wood types helps shape the sound of acoustic and electric guitars.

Tech Tip: What’s the Difference Between Overdrive and Distortion Effects Pedals?

What’s the Difference Between Overdrive and Distortion Effects Pedals?

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Learn about the key differences between overdrive pedals and distortion pedals.

Basic Guitar Maintenance Tips

Basic Guitar Maintenance Tips

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The best guitar to play is a well-maintained guitar. Read on for tips to keep yours in great shape!

Tech Tip: Difference Between Tube and Solid-State Guitar Amps

What's the Difference Between Tube and Solid-State Guitar Amps?

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Learn about the differences between tube, solid-state and hybrid guitar amplifiers.

Tech Tip: Audio Gear Specifications—What They Do and Don’t Tell You

Understanding Audio Gear Specifications

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Need help understanding specs on your audio gear? The experts at Musician's Friend are here to help!

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!

Why Do I Need a Audio Interface?

Why Do I Need an Audio Interface?

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Curious what an audio interface is used for and why you need it to record your music? Read on to learn more!

Tech Tip: How to Get Rid of Single-Coil Hum

How to Get Rid of Single-Coil Hum Without Getting Rid of Single-Coil Tone

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Learn about pickup options that retain classic single-coil sound while eliminating hum.

Where is the Best Place to Put a Compressor in a Guitar Effects Chain?

Where is the Best Place to Put a Compressor in a Guitar Effects Chain?

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Not sure where to put your compressor on your pedal board?

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