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 Get Rid of Annoying Fret Buzz

How to Get Rid of Annoying Fret Buzz On Your Guitar or Bass

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Need some help finding and eliminating the rattles and buzzes in your guitar? Check out these simple steps! 

Tips for Double Tracking Guitars

Tips For Double Tracking Guitars

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Looking to add some sonic distinction to your recordings? Try doubling your guitar!

Transform Your Standard Strat Into a Stinging Blues Beast

Modify Your Stratocaster Into a Stinging Blues Beast

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Whether you’ve got a U.S.-built American Professional or an imported Player Series Strat, this game-changing pickup upgrade will have you rockin’ the blues like never before!

Musician's Friend's Ryan Silo tweaks his guitar pedalboard

Anatomy of a Guitar Pedalboard

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Ryan Silo of Musician’s Friend dishes on his two-chain guitar effects pedalboard and the stomp boxes he can’t live without.

How to DJ Weddings and Formal Events

How to DJ Weddings and Formal Events: Gear, Tips and More

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A comprehensive guide for the aspiring wedding DJ, from the necessary pro audio equipment to how to prepare for DJ'ing your first wedding reception.

Using Dynamic EQ In Your Mixes

Using Dynamic EQ In Your Mixes

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In this tech tip we take a closer look at Dynamic EQ and discuss the myriad ways you can use it in your mixes.

Popular Microphone Techniques for Vocals, Guitars and Drums with Warm Audio WA-87

Popular Microphone Techniques for Vocals, Guitars and Drums

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What are the best mic placements for vocals, guitars or drums? Read on to learn about some of the most widely used techniques.

What’s Better: Dedicated Stompboxes or Multi-effects Pedals?

What’s Better: Dedicated Guitar Pedals or Multi-Effects Pedals?

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Where should you put your money? Into specialized, single-effect pedals? Or go for a versatile guitar multi-processor with a huge range of effects, editing and patch-saving capabilities?

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?

Live Sound Engineer David Gaumé

Live Sound Engineer David Gaumé on Serving the Bands and the Fans

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Nearly two-decades of club and touring FOH work inform his take on the audio gear and go-to strategies that please everybody.

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