Louis Electric

November issue is here!

Articles by Jeff Bober

Ask Amp Man: Dean Markley Signature Series Amps

October 22, 2014
Clapton, Lifeson, and Summers used them, but 30 years later, these innovative amps are largely forgotten.
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Ask Amp Man: Restoring a Deluxe Reverb’s Magic

September 29, 2014
Can a different rectifier tube improve an amp’s sound and feel?
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Ask Amp Man: Modifying an Early Fender Super-Sonic 60

August 26, 2014
Learn how to update a first-generation Super-Sonic 60 to current model specs.
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Ask Amp Man: Can My Fender Amp Sound More Like a Marshall?

July 31, 2014
Modding a ’80s Fender Concert for JTM-style tones.
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Ask Amp Man: Does My Mesa Head Need All Eight Power Tubes?

July 9, 2014
Can you remove half the power tubes in a Mesa Simul-Class head to play at lower volume?
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Ask Amp Man: A Fender Head Transplant

May 26, 2014
A home-surgery survivor—and the relative merits of KT66 and 6L6 tubes.
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Ask Amp Man: Removing Output Tubes to Reduce Power

April 21, 2014
Want to reduce the power in an amp with four output tubes? Here’s how to do it right.
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Ask Amp Man: From Silverfaces to Silvertones

March 24, 2014
Making sense of the external speaker jacks on vintage Fenders—and resurrecting a cool old Silvertone.
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Ask Amp Man: The Vibro Champ Voltage Mystery

February 13, 2014
Why do the schematics differ between two supposedly identical CBS-era Fender amps?
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Ask Amp Man: Better Tones from “Boomy” Tweed Deluxes

January 9, 2014
Fender’s classic 5E3 circuit is prone to “flubbiness” at high volumes. Here are several easy fixes.
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