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December 2014

Amp DIY

Tube Amp Troubleshooting 101

July 22, 2009
Diagnosing a dead Blues Junior with universal troubleshooting tips
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Orange Upgrade, Part 2

June 3, 2009
Tim finishes is AD200 project with component selection and installation, then fires it up to hear his work
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Tube Amp Building Seminar: Specimen/Chicago School of Guitar Making

May 28, 2009
A first-hand account of the Chicago School of Guitar Making''s Tube Amp Building Seminar
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Speakers: The Ultimate “Amp Mod”

March 17, 2009
Why switching speakers can be the tonal upgrade you''re looking for, and how to make sure you end up with what you''re looking for.
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Negative Feedback, Fender Bassman 10

March 17, 2009
A look at negative feedback and hum balance
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Quiet Please! Attenuators and Their Many Uses

February 16, 2009
A look at how attenuators can play a major role in your rig.
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Tackling Treble Trouble

January 15, 2009
Jeff tries to tame some out-of-whack treble on a 1983 Marshall JCM 800 4210 Combo
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Output Tubes

January 15, 2009
Dave Hunter gets down to business with the tone generating clan of tubes: output tubes.
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Preamp Tubes

December 16, 2008
Dave Hunter kicks off a two-part primer on tubes with some general history on our glowing glass friends and an in-depth look at preamp tubes.
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Controlling Speaker Breakup

December 16, 2008
How speakers break up, and what you can do to control the noise.
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