Monthly Archives: January 2015

Differences Between Tubes and Transistors: Why Valve Amps Wipe the Floor with Solid States

VS Musicians and sound engineers alike often comment on the differences between resultant audio when processed by tube amps and transistor-based alternatives. While this issue is a long-running debate, with much support on both sides, it is generally accepted that

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Baroni Lab: Great Boutique Effects Pedals

When I started this blog the idea was to provide an online resource, as comprehensive as possible, which musicians old and new could use as a reference for equipment setups, effects and amplifier explanations and reviews of some common products

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Review: MXR Phase 90 (‘Block Logo’) Phaser

Phase is one of the lesser used effects nowadays. Heard a lot throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, it brings an unusual angle to the tone of the guitar and can liven up pretty much any sound at the click

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Review: Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Distortion Pedal

Back in ’69, the Electro-Harmonix guys hit on something huge when they developed their first Big Muff prototypes. Based on the concept of long sustain with creamy distortion – a ‘violin’ tone – some of the very first units were

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