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1×12 vs 2×12 Guitar Amp Cabinet – What You Need to Know

As guitarists, we spend a lot of time looking at amplifiers and researching them.  Often times however, not enough emphasis is put on the choice of speaker cab.  One important and common consideration are the differences between a…

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Series or Parallel Speakers – Which is Better?

Series or Parallel Speaker Wiring Inside

When building an amplifier cabinet, you have many different speaker and wiring options.  One wiring consideration is: series or parallel speakers – which is better?  There are pros and cons to each approach, and this brief tutorial will…

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Intro Guide to Amplifier Capacitors

Welcome to the ultimate guide to amplifier capacitors!  Capacitors are an integral component to how guitar amplifiers work and sound.  In this article, we will cover several different aspects of capacitors including: types of capacitors, capacitor ratings, how…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Vacuum Tubes and Valves

The purpose of this guide is to help novice tube enthusiasts understand the basic principles of tubes and valves.  We all start somewhere, and I wanted to provide a first resource for absolute beginners.  We will start at…

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How to Clean Guitar Amp Tolex and Grill Cloth

We all love our guitar amps, and many of us want to keep them in good condition.  However, after enough time on the road or in a smoke filled bar, your amp will get a little too dirty…

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Guitar Amp Tube Replacement and Installation Guide

Glowing Amp Tubes

Inevitably the time will come that you need to change the tubes in your guitar amp.  But how do you know if it’s actually time and the tubes are indeed bad?  While tubes are not always at fault…

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