November 2018

Articles by Steven Fryette

Signal to Noise: Glass Inside—Handle with Care?

November 15, 2018
Let’s debunk some myths about tube reliability.
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Signal to Noise: Mastering Reactive-Load Technology

October 15, 2018
With analog cab and mic simulation, you can capture the raw tone—and feel—of a raging tube amp at any volume in the studio or onstage.
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Signal to Noise: Rockin’ the Reactive Load

September 17, 2018
The key to direct recording is to get an amp to behave realistically. So how do you accomplish this?
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Signal to Noise: Slave to the Sound

August 15, 2018
Explore the reactive load box and the role it plays in reamplification.
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Signal to Noise: Don’t Overdo It

July 18, 2018
When you bond with an instrument, it pays to think twice about tearing it apart.
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Signal to Noise: Being Heard—The Big Amp Revolution

June 1, 2018
“Clean platform” may be the current buzzword in guitar amplification, but the truth is, we’ve been here before.
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Signal to Noise: The Binary Soul of Electric Guitar

May 21, 2018
In his new column, Fryette Amplification's head honcho riffs about taking a holistic view of the instrument.
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Signal to Noise: In the Beginning

April 5, 2018
Can a lawn-mower flywheel lead to a “horrendous and beautiful” guitar sound?
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Speaker Geeks: Strange Brew

December 8, 2017
What happens when a Deluxe Reverb meets an Electro-Voice EVM12L?
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Speaker Geeks: When Push Comes to Shove

June 16, 2017
Can you make an amp louder by simply changing its speaker?
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Speaker Geeks: The Secret Life of Guitar Speakers

March 24, 2017
How speakers are housed, and whether they’re used alone or in multiples, has a major effect on their performance. Here are some basic principles to consider as you build your rig.
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Speaker Geeks: Why Graphs Matter and When They Don’t

December 16, 2016
In this new column debut, amp guru Steven Fryette discusses how to make sense of the speaker data manufacturers spend so much time and money on.
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