March 1, 2019
Practice the art of assessing sound—and character.
February 8, 2019
Amps with printed circuit boards often get a bad rap, yet that’s not always justified.
January 18, 2019
The internet can lead to great discoveries, but so can delivering pizza on a dark and stormy night.
January 11, 2019
How did EVH achieve his signature tone?
December 21, 2018
Obey the law—Ohm’s Law, that is—and avoid tube burnout!
December 16, 2018
Exactly how does this glowing bottle affect your tone?
November 23, 2018
Thinking about a tube swap? Here are four factors to consider.
November 15, 2018
Let’s debunk some myths about tube reliability.
October 25, 2018
How our columnist lives the dream of being an amp designer.
October 4, 2018
Lessons from the gigging guitarist’s handbook.
August 31, 2018
Discover the sound-sculpting properties of bright caps and how to tame treble acoustically.
August 15, 2018
Explore the reactive load box and the role it plays in reamplification.
July 13, 2018
It may not be the sexiest part of your rig, but the speaker enclosure plays a crucial role in the signal chain. Here’s what’s going on inside.
June 4, 2018
Our beloved Amp Man signs off after 13 years of answering readers’ questions from under the hood.
May 11, 2018
Transforming a vintage pedal platform into a powerful player.
April 6, 2018
Bolstering an amp that boogied its way alongside the ’80s competition from Petaluma.
March 20, 2018
An ’80s amp that displays the singular perspective of player/builder Dennis Kager, with multiple effects loops and unique tricks.
January 18, 2018
Amp failed on the gig? Here’s what to check before panicking.
January 4, 2018
Wanna shake up an old Fender? Try modding the negative feedback loop.
December 25, 2017
As with all things guitar, a little patience can yield big dividends.