December 24, 2019
An easy way to get better response, higher headroom, and more punch from your vintage Fender.
November 5, 2019
The literal ins and outs of getting the right amp at the right price.
October 17, 2019
Early on, Eddie discovered Variacs allowed him to adjust the electrical voltage output to his amps. Here’s a way to do it if you’re on a budget.
September 2, 2019
Need more headroom or gain? Spin the bottles.
July 24, 2019
You’re missing out if you haven’t explored the tone-rich world beyond 12AX7s.
July 23, 2019
Fine-tune your tube amp’s gain structure and headroom by experimenting with preamp and phase-inverter tubes.
July 8, 2019
Don’t be afraid to use some carefully applied force to get results—on vintage Teles or funky tubes.
June 20, 2019
In a new band? Here’s how to fit in sonically—and do it in style.
May 22, 2019
Discover how a critical difference between a self-contained guitar amp and a component rack system affects dynamic response and feel.
May 10, 2019
What do these numbers really mean and can you trust them?
April 26, 2019
Can your amp take the heat—literally?
April 12, 2019
A tale of filter chokes, rectifiers, 60-cycle hum, and the perils of self-navigation.
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.