what are output tubes

Dave Hunter gets down to business with the tone generating clan of tubes: output tubes.

However many fancy gizmos the techs devise to give us “warm, tube-like" guitar sounds, real tonehounds know it's only happening in one place: real tubes! If you want to get it happening for you, though, you've got to understand what's going on with different tube types, and learn the various ways the wide range of tubes available will affect your sound. (Click here to read part one: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Preamp Tubes.)

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All photos courtesy SINGLECOIL (www.singlecoil.com)

We're getting close to the end of our journey. We've aged most of the metal parts on our project guitar, so now let's take care of the output jack, knobs, back plate, and pickguard.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month, we'll continue with the aging process of our Harley Benton DC-Junior project guitar (which is a copy of a 1958 Les Paul Junior Double Cut), taking a closer look at the pickguard while aging the rest of the hardware discussed in the last part of this series ["DIY Relic'ing: Harley Benton DC-Junior Electronics"]. If you need a refresher on our aging process for hardware, refer back to "DIY Relic'ing: Break the Shine" for guidance. You can see the parts we'll be discussing today in their "finished" form, aka relic'd, in Photo 1.

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