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What Does This Thing Do? — Rectifiers

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 second part of Mojotone’s new series What Does This Thing Do? we’re taking a look at rectifiers, those essential and often misunderstood components within the high-voltage power supply of any tube amp.

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An Analog Break From A Digital World

The biggest inspiration for our team here at Mojotone is the DIY community we’ve been so lucky to be a part of all these years. We learn as much from our customers as they learn from us, so it’s only fitting for us to honor some of the creative minds who spend so much time honoring their craft.

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What Does This Thing Do? -- Filter Capacitors

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

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A Quick Chat With Dustie Waring of BTBAM

Today, we’ll have a quick chat with BTBAM’s guitarist Dustie Waring, an official member of the Mojotone Artist Roster. Dustie is a rock-solid musician and human being whose technical and stylistic understanding of the craft that is GUITAR has made him an absolute force in the industry.

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Building a Mojotone NC3015 Amp Kit: Part 3

Today we wrap up our three-part installment on building the NC3015 kit. We’ll be trimming our excess leads away from solder joints and testing important voltages throughout the circuit before we plug her in and let her rip!

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Building a Mojotone A/B Pedal Kit

Having a quality A/B Switcher Pedal can come in handy in a number of applications. Today, we’ll do a quick demonstration of how to assemble one of Mojotone’s A/B Pedal Kits. It’s a quick and easy build, and a great project for DIY beginners!

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Fix It Friday : Diagnosing a Speaker Extension Cabinet

In this installment of our 'Fix It Friday' series, we will go through the motions of diagnosing and repairing a non-functional speaker cabinet.

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Building a Mojotone NC3015 Amp Kit: Part 2

Today, we continue with our British Style NC3015 Amp Kit build. After we get our ground lugs and turret board installed, we’ll begin to stuff the turret board with electronic components. We’ll prep the chassis for wiring, and then solder everything in place!

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Building a Mojotone NC3015 Amp Kit: Part 1

We’re diving back into amp kit building, but this time we’re doing a British Style kit: our NC3015. This is going to be a fun build that will result in an excellent-sounding amp. If you’ve been following along, this will be a great next step after our Tweed Style builds.

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How To Check The Phase Of A Pickup

Knowing how to check pickups for their phase is important for a number of reasons. This can save time and effort for guitar techs and DIYers, and help them plan how to best install a set of pickups before going down that rabbit hole!

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NC3015 Output Transformer Swap

Plenty of our customers have been wondering about alternative output transformers for our amplifier kits. With that in mind, we wanted to demonstrate the process of changing output transformers in our NC3015 kit and capture the tonal changes that come along with this mod.

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British 45 Style Kit Master Volume Mod

One thing many of our customers have asked for over the years is an easy master volume mod for some of our amp kits. Today, Steve Snyder and Logan Tabor uncover this quick and easy mod that renders killer crunch tone at lower volumes!

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Paul Waggoner Interview 2020

We caught up with Paul Waggoner, of Between the Buried and Me fame, to talk about pretty much everything. Paul discusses how the band stays motivated, what it has been like navigating quarantine, vegan treats and much more!

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The Other Side Of The Stage: Neil Moxham

Today musician and tech extraordinaire, Neil Moxham, takes us to the other side of the stage and sheds some light on what it's like to be a professional guitar tech. Neil has worked with many great acts, and is currently the guitar tech for Godsmack.

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Filter Cap Discharge Procedure

Before working on an amplifier, it’s imperative that you take any and all necessary safety precautions. One precaution that pops up in just about every amp tech scenario is the draining of the filter caps. Today, we’re going to cover this procedure in detail so next time you need to mod or repair an amp, you’ll be in good shape!

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6L6: Tall-bottle Vs. Short-bottle

The 6L6 may well be the most commonly-used vacuum tube in amplifier history. Over the years, there have been many variations, with the tall-bottle and short-bottle variations being the most well-known. Today, we'll explore the differences between the two!

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Blues Junior Output Transformer Upgrade

The Blues Junior is an extremely popular amp. And while we do love the sound of this amp, there’s always room for a little modification. Today we’ll talk about upgrading the BJ’s output transformer using Mojotone’s hand-made upgrade transformer.

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Common Tube Amp Troubleshooting Scenarios

When it comes to tube amplifiers, there are quite a few things that can, and eventually will, malfunction. Some of these things are a lot more common than others, and seem to pop up in just about every tube amp at one point or another. Today we’ll address three common problems that all DIYers will most definitely run into.

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Interview With Jessica Lea Mayfield

This week we caught up with eclectic singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jessica Lea Mayfield, to talk about her career, sound, and the addition of the Mojotone Blackout British Amplifier to her gear repertoire.

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Class A Amps: What They Are, and What They Are Not

Long has the term "Class A" been not only glorified, but widely misunderstood as well. Today, Dave Hunter demystifies this concept, tells us what Class A amps are, what they aren't, and whether or not it even matters.

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