December 2016

Articles by Jeff Bober

More Twin-Taming Techniques

September 21, 2010
Digging deeper into impedance issues and capacitor leakage
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Curing Comboanemia

September 2, 2010
I recently bought a 1982 Marshall 4210, the 1x12 combo version of the 2205 head. Both channels sound a bit too harsh or tinny, regardless of settings
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Jonny Lang’s Dual-Channel Deluxe Reverbs

August 17, 2010
How does Jonny Lang combine two Deluxe Reverbs without getting out-of-phase, thin sound
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Demystifying the Master Volume

July 20, 2010
What are the sonic differences between master-volume and non-master-volume amps
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Turning Your Amp On

June 16, 2010
Is it okay to just turn an amp on after years of letting it sit?
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Does Speaker Impedance Affect Tone?

May 18, 2010
When using different ohm cabs with a head, does the impedance make a tonal difference?
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Making a Super Reverb Super

April 15, 2010
A ’66 Fender Super Reverb. Photo courtesy of guitarphotographer.com. Hey, Jeff. I love your column! I look forward to reading it every month. I have a ’67 blackface Super
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Load Boxes and Pulling Twin Power Tubes

March 11, 2010
Looking for a simple, inexpensive load box? Make your own.
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Biasing a Bassman

February 11, 2010
Changing the tubes on a pawnshop Bassman 50 - which to get and how to bias?
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CAN YOU TURN THAT THING DOWN?

January 14, 2010
Getting great Fender Twin Reverb tone at volumes that won''t kill your ears
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Two Letters about … Well, Twins!

December 17, 2009
Two Fender Twin Reverb owners pose questions about their speakers
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Super-Attenuation

September 2, 2009
I have a wonderful SD45 that I love, and I have a question about using an attenuator with it. I often use a THD Hot Plate (8 ohms) between
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New Speaker Plug for an Ampeg B-15-N

August 19, 2009
An Ampeg B-15-N without a speaker plug
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Tube Amp Troubleshooting 101

July 22, 2009
Diagnosing a dead Blues Junior with universal troubleshooting tips
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Differences in Fender Concert 4x10 Amps

June 17, 2009
The differences between early Fender Concert amps
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Speaker Loads and Overheating Amps

May 20, 2009
Jeff tackles a Sears Twin Twelve 1484 paired with mismatched ohms and a Crate that resets itself
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Effects Loop Issues

April 21, 2009
Issues with an effects loop in a Soldano and feedback in a Mesa Boogie F-50 ran with pedals
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Negative Feedback, Fender Bassman 10

March 17, 2009
A look at negative feedback and hum balance
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Peavey Classic 50/410 Combo

February 16, 2009
A Peavey Classic 50/410 combo suffers from a swirling hum.
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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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