Smart Rotary Controls: giving you 128 real tube channels in one amp


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Imagine, if you will, an all-tube guitar amp that’s completely programmable. That would give you as a guitarist the best of both worlds: pure tube tones and smart control features – like the option to save and recall all your favorite sounds (up to 128 of them, in fact!), including your gain and EQ settings […]

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Playing in a tribute band: a story of gear, Gilmour and guitar solos


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Playing guitar in a tribute band is about more than memorizing parts note for note. Especially when the band is Pink Floyd, and the guitarist is David Gilmour. You’ve got to be able to master the tones, the moods, the spaced-out massiveness of the legendary solos – and the Floyd nerds who know every note […]

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Why a small guitar amp can help you get a bigger live sound


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Blog Of Tone recently went to see thrash legends Annihilator rock the stage during their mammoth European tour. The show taught us three main lessons: (1) Annihilator have still got it, even after 30 years! (2) Jeff Waters is an incredible guitar player who never really gets the six-string respect he deserves, and (3) this […]

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Your practical guide on how to be the perfect guitar sideman


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Not every guitar player makes his or her living playing their own solos or singing their own songs to their loyal fans. No, there’s another breed of player out there – a hired gun, a mercenary, a travelling axe-slinger who joins other artists on the road to help out. Welcome, ladies and gentleman, to the […]

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Two guitars and two amps in one band: how to make it work


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At the Blog Of Tone, we think of ourselves as musical problem solvers. Like all guitar players, we’re always wondering how we can make ourselves sound better, and when we find a way to improve our tone, we post it here for you all to enjoy and learn from. Or at least, that’s the idea. […]

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