How new speakers could improve your guitar tone


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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, […]

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Three cool, simple and affordable amp mod ideas


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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 […]

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Ohm cooking 101: understanding amps, speakers and impedance


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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 […]

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The Power Soak – just a load of hot air?


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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 […]

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