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Introduction To Guitar Pickups: How They Function

In the first of a four-part series for Mojotone’s tech-savvy readers, we take a deep dive into the basics of how guitar pickups work, and what helps them do their thing. In following parts we’ll look at the individual components and construction techniques in greater detail.

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Hang Time With Adam Palow

In today’s Mojozine interview, we’re sitting down with Adam Palow of Tungsten Amplification to talk about his journey through the world of tube amps. Adam is a self-taught, highly-skilled builder, designer, and tinkerer of all sorts. We’re pumped to have him as a Mojotone customer, and even more excited to be able to have a chat with him.

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What Does This Thing Do? -- Cascading Gain Stages

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the 12th part of Mojotone’s series What Does This Thing Do? we’re examining the cascading gain stages and their effect on the sound of any amplifier in which they’re found.

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In The Shop With John Manning

John Manning is an extremely valuable asset to our company and he has a ton of experience all across the board when it comes to electronics, so why not have a quick chat, right?

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What Does This Thing Do? -- Output-tube Bias Circuit

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the eleventh part of Mojotone’s series What Does This Thing Do? we’re examining the output-tube bias circuit and its essential function within any amplifier.

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What Does Thing Thing Do? -- Output Tubes

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the tenth part of Mojotone’s new series What Does This Thing Do? we’re examining output tubes, the big bottles that do the heavy lifting near the end of the signal chain.

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Tech Talk With James Gregg

It’s no secret that we here at Mojotone absolutely adore our customers, their work ethic, and their creativity. In fact, it’s that very work ethic and creativity that keeps pushing us to do what we do year after year. We love seeing people take an interest in something, learn as much as they can about it, problem solve, and persevere.

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What Does This Thing Do? - Bright Caps

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the ninth part of Mojotone’s new series What Does This Thing Do? we’re examining bright caps, those enigmatic little chunks of dielectric that have such a big impact on your tone’s top end.

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Hang Time With Sarah Sheriff

Here at Mojotone, as many of you know, we aim to celebrate hard-working techs, DIYers, and musicians as best we can. Today we’re spending some time with a very hard-working guitarist who has been supporting Mojotone on social media and at gigs by rocking some serious speaker-cabinetry.

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What Does This Thing Do? -- Phase Inverter

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the eighth part of Mojotone’s new series What Does This Thing Do? we’re taking a look at the phase inverter, the gateway to the output stage.

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Martin McDaniel's Journey Through The Music Universe

Being in the gear industry for as long as we have has enabled us to cross paths with some really incredible players. No matter how long we do this, we are always amazed by the musicians who can go from the practice room, to the studio, to the stage without missing a beat. Those virtuosic jacks-of-all who can rip a monster guitar solo just as masterfully as they can write and sing a perfectly-crafted song.

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A Few Words From Billy Rowe

No doubt these companies offer quality products and have for many years, but what about those of us who want to own a guitar that is truly one-of-a-kind? A guitar that was built, by hand, just for us? This is where Billy Rowe of Rock N’ Roll Relics comes in strong!

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What Does This Thing Do? -- Output Transformers

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the seventh part of Mojotone’s series What Does This Thing Do? we’re examining output transformers and their impact on any guitar amplifier’s sound.

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What Does This Thing Do? -- Cathode-bypass Capacitors

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the sixth part of Mojotone’s series 'What Does This Thing Do?'...

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A Brief History Of John Souki

Today, we’ll be sitting down with our good friend John Souki. John is a versatile and intimidatingly-talented industry professional

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What Does This Thing Do? — Negative Feedback Loop

many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the fifth part of Mojotone’s series What Does This Thing Do? we’re examining negative-feedback loops and their impact on any guitar amplifier’s sound.

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A Quick Chat With Donnie Scearce of Sugar Guitars

Oftentimes, whenever we get enthusiastic about an artform (say…”playing guitar,” or something crazy like that) we eventually find ourselves diving deeper into the craft than we ever thought we might. This was definitely the case for Donnie Scearce, the founder/creator of Sugar Guitars.

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What Does This Thing Do? -- Coupling Capacitors

There are a lot of mysterious components within any guitar amp, many of which remain puzzling even to hobbyists who have built a DIY project or two. In the fourth part of Mojotone’s series What Does This Thing Do? we’re taking a look at coupling capacitors and their very real affect on the voice of any amplifier.

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Hang Time With Eddie Haddad

At Mojotone, we’re obviously miles down the manufacturing and supply path which puts us in close contact with techs, builders, rock stars, producers, and a slew of highly-competent hired guns. One hired gun who has continually impressed us with his dedication to the craft and knowledge of gear is Mr. Eddie Haddad.

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What Does This Thing Do? — Preamp Tubes

In the third part of Mojotone’s new series What Does This Thing Do? we’re taking a look at preamp tubes, the smaller tubes whose essential function enables the rest of the amp to crank up the volume.

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