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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Why vintage amps don’t always sound better than new ones


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Are you a fan of vintage amps? Those tonal legends that automatically inject a dose of mojo into your guitar sound? Well, read on to find out why one of Blog Of Tone’s esteemed and experienced writers tends to think otherwise: that the voodoo magic of old tubes and dusty hand-wired harnesses doesn’t automatically equate […]

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Spoilt for tonal choice? Learn how to pick the perfect power tube…


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We all know that tubes are key in defining our guitar sound. But just what are the main differences between these little glowing tone generators? Today, one of our resident tube experts give his personal take on the tonal subtleties of some of the main power tube types – EL34s, 6L6s, 6550s, KT66s and KT88s, […]

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Voodoo Gear and the price of your individual sound


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The constant search for newer, better and more expensive gear is a common thing among guitarists. After all, we’d all sound miles better if we got that amazing new amp, wouldn’t we? Most definitely! But we’d only do it justice if we remortgaged the house and got that late ‘50s guitar to go with it. […]

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