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Signal to Noise

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Signal to Noise: Current Affairs

May 22, 2019
Discover how a critical difference between a self-contained guitar amp and a component rack system affects dynamic response and feel.
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Signal to Noise: The Sonic Legacy of Tube Amplification

April 23, 2019
Had electric guitar music emerged from transistors, would we even recognize it today?
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Signal to Noise: The Big Bang

March 18, 2019
Whether you love shimmering clean or brutally overdriven electric-guitar textures, it all starts with pick attack.
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Signal to Noise: Are Handwired Amps Superior to PCB-Based Designs?

February 8, 2019
Amps with printed circuit boards often get a bad rap, yet that’s not always justified.
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Signal to Noise: The Brown Sound

January 11, 2019
How did EVH achieve his signature tone?
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Signal to Noise: Demystifying the Tube Rectifier

December 16, 2018
Exactly how does this glowing bottle affect your tone?
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Signal to Noise: Glass Inside—Handle with Care?

November 15, 2018
Let’s debunk some myths about tube reliability.
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Signal to Noise: Mastering Reactive-Load Technology

October 15, 2018
With analog cab and mic simulation, you can capture the raw tone—and feel—of a raging tube amp at any volume in the studio or onstage.
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Signal to Noise: Rockin’ the Reactive Load

September 17, 2018
The key to direct recording is to get an amp to behave realistically. So how do you accomplish this?
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Signal to Noise: Slave to the Sound

August 15, 2018
Explore the reactive load box and the role it plays in reamplification.
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Signal to Noise: Don’t Overdo It

July 18, 2018
When you bond with an instrument, it pays to think twice about tearing it apart.
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Signal to Noise: Being Heard—The Big Amp Revolution

June 1, 2018
“Clean platform” may be the current buzzword in guitar amplification, but the truth is, we’ve been here before.
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Signal to Noise: The Binary Soul of Electric Guitar

May 21, 2018
In his new column, Fryette Amplification's head honcho riffs about taking a holistic view of the instrument.
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Signal to Noise: In the Beginning

April 5, 2018
Can a lawn-mower flywheel lead to a “horrendous and beautiful” guitar sound?
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