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.
November 27, 2017
How to convert a half-unused tube into a gain stage.
November 1, 2017
How to add reverb and tremolo—and new tonal colors—to the “normal” channel of a workhorse amp.
October 16, 2017
Restoring a cool Multivox-made 1x12 G2R amp to its original nasty state.
September 1, 2017
A few simple mods may, or may not, make a vintage Supro Thunderbolt ready to rumble on modern stages.
August 4, 2017
How to use a Super Reverb, with a slew of pedals quietly looped in, for late-night practice.
June 30, 2017
This oddball 1963 Fender head demanded serious examination.
June 11, 2017
A rare find from 1964 lands on the workbench and is up and running after a little ground control.
May 12, 2017
A rare “Skunk Works” production amp is brought out of the woodwork and up to speed.
April 14, 2017
Amp Man does a total resurrection of an old lap-steel amp riddled with puzzling dysfunction and mismatched tubes.
March 17, 2017
How to use a pedal or mod to put a 2x12’s big bottom on a diet.
February 24, 2017
Pristine-looking old amps are often full of dirty secrets.
January 13, 2017
Six ways to beef-up the breakup on the classic Fender combo.
December 2, 2016
Some new components and a speaker might make an old Canadian tuber sound über.
November 11, 2016
Although certainly not a benchmark of tone, these amps delivered affordable reliability.