Basics Of Vacuum Tube Amps

If you wonder how a vacuum tube amplifier works, you are in the right place. We’re going to discuss the basics of this type of amplifier shortly. There’s something special about these when it comes to making music. There are plenty of advantages you gain from using one of these. Yet, there are some downsides … Read more

How To Relic A Guitar

Relicing a guitar is the art of modifying your guitar into a worn, cracked, scratched and shredded guitar. You can call it a rapid ageing or distressing process. The features of this handmade design range from the lightest blemishes and trim paint nicks to rust-covered hardware and stripped woods.   These guitars need a nitrocellulose lacquer … Read more

A DIY Stereo Tube Amp In 11 Steps

We currently live in the era of Artificial Intelligence. However, everyone loves a handmade object. While the rest of the world may be focusing on advancing technology and leaving behind handcrafted items, guitarists definitely aren’t.  Guitarists have started their own way of soldering metal and building equipment for their sonic devices. But, these procedures need … Read more

How To Build A DIY Guitar Amp And Get Amazing Tone

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 Building a DIY guitar amp from scratch could be a remote idea for many people. But the accessibility and assistance that an amp kit provides change everything. The idea of trying out the project becomes far more appealing.  To make the process even easier, here’s a detailed guide that’ll walk you through the entire DIY … Read more

Tone Is In The Details: The Best 12AX7 Datasheet

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Also known as ECC83, the 12AX7 preamp tube was originally engineered and manufactured by RCA electronics company. Nowadays, a variety of companies produce 12AX7 preamp tubes including JJ Electronics in Slovakia and Shuguang in China, commonly referred to as Groove tubes. If you own a tube amplifier or considering using one, then you probably already … Read more

How To Discharge A Capacitor

Inside a guitar amplifier are circuits, switching mechanisms, and connections that can hold potentially lethal voltage at several points in the critical path.  A very important thing to understand with guitar amplifiers is that these components can hold lethal voltage even when the amplifier is turned off. Capacitors store high voltages that can remain in … Read more

How To Identify Different Types of Vacuum Tubes – An Infographic Reference Guide

Pairing a great tube with a great amplifier is the key recipe in anyone’s audio tone. Do different tubes really make much of a difference in your sound?  How can you identify what tubes go with which amp, with all the different types of vacuum tubes out there?  What’s the difference between an EL34 and … Read more