The pros and cons of analog and digital guitar gear


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Ever since digital gear exploded on to the scene in the ‘80s, guitarists have generally split into two camps – those who embrace new technology, and those will be sticking to their tried and tested tube amps and analog FX ‘till the day they die. But do we make these choices for the good of […]

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Stereo, mono and wet/dry/wet amp rigs: which is best?


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Is one guitar amp ever enough? For many of us, a single mono head/cab or combo may do the business whatever we’re playing. But others, those players who use complex FX units and require a bunch of different sounds every show, demand more. That might mean a stereo rig, or even the fabled wet/dry/wet setup. […]

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Why streamlining your rig could help improve your guitar tone


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If you’ve got more guitars, amps and FX pedals than you can count off on all your fingers and toes, (1) congratulations, and (2) maybe you should consider thinning the herd slightly. Yes, that might sound like sacrilege here on the Blog Of Tone, but we’ve come to realize that – in some cases, anyway […]

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