Riffs, tubes and the importance of the power amp in guitar tone


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Like tube amps? Super – us too! But there’s one big problem. Tubes sound best when they’re being cranked to 11, and that can be LOUD! This is an issue that Blog Of Tone’s most senior writer has contended with for decades, so here are his thoughts on cranked power amps, digital replacements, and how […]

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Studio, production and guitar recording tips from a legendary producer


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It’s always great to get guitar-based advice from more experienced musicians, because learning from those who have been there and done that can only make us better at what we do. When we interviewed Alan Parsons recently, we got to learn some of the wisdom from a man who’s been at the top of the […]

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Building the perfect studio guitar amp


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If you could only use one amp for all your guitar recording fun from now on, what would it be, and what features would it have? That might sound like a tough question – stupid, even, given the huge number of options there are to choose from these days – but if most of us […]

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What’s your home amp of choice?


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We get a lot of great feedback from you Blog Of Tone readers, and one theme seems to be recurring a lot at the moment: namely, that we guitarists want smaller, lower powered tube amps that we can crank at home to get those amazing tones at manageable levels. This, as usual, got us wondering […]

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