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Funky Amps

May 12, 2008
This month, Jeff stumbles across a West amp with a track directly linking it to its seventies, groovy roots.
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Boogie Tricks & A Fuse Fix

April 9, 2008
Hey Amp Man, I have a Mesa Boogie Studio .22 that I gig with regularly. It is loud enough with the mic setup I made for it, but I
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Variac Vacillation

March 11, 2008
I have a question about Variac transformers. I want to experiment with them, but my main distortion comes from a rackmounted Rocktron Piranha preamp with 12AX7 tubes and several
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Direct Box Distortion and Twin Trouble

February 8, 2008
Hi Jeff, I have a Bellari ADB3B direct box which has a tube. I hooked it up to the mixer at church and the soundman said it produced a
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Super 60 Woes

January 9, 2008
Hi Jeff, I really enjoy your column in Premier Guitar – it has helped me understand a lot about amps. I have three questions relating to my Fender Super
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Peavey Problems

December 11, 2007
Hi Jeff, I’ve had a Peavey Classic 30 for about seven years. For what I do, I like it a lot. At first it had an indescribable response and
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Plush Hum & Tone

November 15, 2007
Wow, a cool amp at the best possible price … free! Those Plush amps are pretty reliable workhorses, and make a great loud and clean platform from which to build on, very similar to a Fender Twin Reverb.
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MarshMan!

November 9, 2007
Hey Jeff, I have a ‘66 Bassman head and I’d like to modify the Bass channel for smooth overdrive tones. The Normal channel is what I gig with, going
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Bassmen and Bulgin Plugs

October 10, 2007
Hey Jeff, I have a huge problem with my ‘68 Bassman head and I’m praying you can shed some light on it. It blows fuses instantly after I take
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1993 Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue and Marshall 100-watt Super Lead II

September 10, 2007
Hi Amp Man, I have a 1993 Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue and I love the tone but want just a little more clean headroom – maybe 50-60 watts instead
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