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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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Bring the Noise: Amp Overdrive or Effects Pedals

Rock music is one of those genres which benefits a lot from a good distorted tone, whether it’s rhythm guitar riffs or in-your-face all out soloing, cleans are just not strong enough for this style. That being said though, not

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Amplification Part 5: Sound Reinforcement For Guitar Amps

As has been touched upon in my previous articles on guitar amplification, different powered amps will naturally break up and clip into overdrive at different volumes, and each overdrive will sound different as a result. Personally, I am a fan

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Amplification Part 4: Choosing the Right Tubes

If you have read any of the previous articles from my amplifier series you will have noticed that I am particularly fond of the vintage tone which can be attained from a real valve amplifier. For me, they are the

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Amplification Part 3: Power and Headroom

Hello and welcome to part four of my guide about all things amp! So far we have looked at the main differences between valve and solid state amps, as well as the different stages of guitar amplification. This post will

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