November 2018

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Signal to Noise: Glass Inside—Handle with Care?

Signal to Noise: Glass Inside—Handle with Care?

November 15, 2018
Let’s debunk some myths about tube reliability.
Dimed & Dangerous: A Day in the Life

Dimed & Dangerous: A Day in the Life

October 25, 2018
How our columnist lives the dream of being an amp designer.
Dimed & Dangerous: Solving Occupational Hazards

Dimed & Dangerous: Solving Occupational Hazards

October 4, 2018
Lessons from the gigging guitarist’s handbook.
Dimed & Dangerous: How Bright Caps Shape Tone

Dimed & Dangerous: How Bright Caps Shape Tone

August 31, 2018
Discover the sound-sculpting properties of bright caps and how to tame treble acoustically.
Signal to Noise: Slave to the Sound

Signal to Noise: Slave to the Sound

August 15, 2018
Explore the reactive load box and the role it plays in reamplification.
Anatomy of an Amp Cab

Anatomy of an Amp Cab

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.
Ask Amp Man: A Fond Farewell

Ask Amp Man: A Fond Farewell

June 4, 2018
Our beloved Amp Man signs off after 13 years of answering readers’ questions from under the hood.
Ask Amp Man: Adding Gain to a Tired Regal R-1160

Ask Amp Man: Adding Gain to a Tired Regal R-1160

May 11, 2018
Transforming a vintage pedal platform into a powerful player.
Ask Amp Man: Tone Tweaks for a Carvin Series III X

Ask Amp Man: Tone Tweaks for a Carvin Series III X

April 6, 2018
Bolstering an amp that boogied its way alongside the ’80s competition from Petaluma.
Ask Amp Man: Revisiting the Dawn of the Sundown Artist

Ask Amp Man: Revisiting the Dawn of the Sundown Artist

March 20, 2018
An ’80s amp that displays the singular perspective of player/builder Dennis Kager, with multiple effects loops and unique tricks.
Ask Amp Man: Flat-Tire Fixes

Ask Amp Man: Flat-Tire Fixes

January 18, 2018
Amp failed on the gig? Here’s what to check before panicking.
Ask Amp Man: Positively Negative Feedback

Ask Amp Man: Positively Negative Feedback

January 4, 2018
Wanna shake up an old Fender? Try modding the negative feedback loop.
Speaker Geeks: Got a New Speaker? Show It Some Love

Speaker Geeks: Got a New Speaker? Show It Some Love

December 25, 2017
As with all things guitar, a little patience can yield big dividends.
Ask Amp Man: Add Some Marshall Grit to a Fender Bassman

Ask Amp Man: Add Some Marshall Grit to a Fender Bassman

November 27, 2017
How to convert a half-unused tube into a gain stage.
Ask Amp Man: Beefing Up a Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue

Ask Amp Man: Beefing Up a Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue

November 1, 2017
How to add reverb and tremolo—and new tonal colors—to the “normal” channel of a workhorse amp.
Ask Amp Man: A ’60s Premier Combo Gets Cleaned up for Dirty Work

Ask Amp Man: A ’60s Premier Combo Gets Cleaned up for Dirty Work

October 16, 2017
Restoring a cool Multivox-made 1x12 G2R amp to its original nasty state.
Ask Amp Man: Modding a Supro 6420 Thunderbolt

Ask Amp Man: Modding a Supro 6420 Thunderbolt

September 1, 2017
A few simple mods may, or may not, make a vintage Supro Thunderbolt ready to rumble on modern stages.
Ask Amp Man: Modding for Headphones and an Effects Loop

Ask Amp Man: Modding for Headphones and an Effects Loop

August 4, 2017
How to use a Super Reverb, with a slew of pedals quietly looped in, for late-night practice.
Speaker Geeks: Oh! The Damage Done

Speaker Geeks: Oh! The Damage Done

July 7, 2017
Learn how to patch a torn speaker cone and how to avoid voice-coil rub and frozen speaker syndrome.
DIY: Build Your Own Rotary Speaker!

DIY: Build Your Own Rotary Speaker!

July 6, 2017
Dig those head-spinning tones? Here’s a step-by-step guide for making your own Leslie-inspired cabinet.