"Meister" Your Guitar Sound As You...
Is the 4×12 cabinet going to die out? We don’t think guitar players would ever allow it, but there’s a new kid on the block promising to keep our tube tone awesome even without a speaker or cab. It’s called full range flat response, and it could just be the best thing to happen to […]
Guitars, amps, pedals, pickups, plectrum gauges, technique – most of us six-stringers think about changing these things every day of every week. It’s all in the quest for that all-elusive perfect tone. Why then, are most of us not bothered about the speakers in our combo amps and cabinets? Because, as we’re about to learn, […]
We guitarists love to get noticed. When we’re rocking out onstage, we just can’t help being the center of attention, whether we’re playing foot-on-the-monitor rock ‘n’ roll, headbanging metal or something softer. But getting noticed over all the other guitarists – well, that takes inspiration, creativity and thinking out of the box. So what can […]
If you’re a gigging guitarist, chances are you’ve turned up at a show with your amp head and the hopes of using someone else’s cabs. And chances are you’ve then had problems trying to understand the equipment’s various impedance levels, when really you should’ve been focusing on playing a great show instead. Here, we break […]
For a long time (we first encountered it in the early ‘80s), all was quiet on the Power Soak front. This is possibly because the system’s undoubted advantages – like giving the player the chance to enjoy fully saturated power amp distortion at bearable volumes, for example – were always accompanied by massive shortcomings that […]