Articles written by Dave Hunter
Articles written by
Dave Hunter

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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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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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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5 Simple Les Paul Performance Tips

You can always get more out of a great guitar. Sometimes, improvements are more simple than you'd think. Today, guitar guru David Hunter walks us through 5 easy ways to beef up the performance and sound of your beloved Les Paul.

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Five Tips For Improving Your Electric Guitar Tone

Not every upgrade has to cost an arm and a leg. Today, Dave Hunter shows us five cost-effective and easy ways to give new life to our old electric guitars.

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Five Tips To Perk Up Your Tube Amp

Our amps are made up of numerous electronic components, most of which wear out over time. In today's article, Dave Hunter outlines 5 quick ways to breathe life back into your favorite vintage tone monster.

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6V6 Output Tube Taste Testing

Connoisseur of all things guitar and amp, Dave Hunter, walks us through the subtleties of 6V6 output tubes and compares three current-production 6V6s side-by-side.

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Tube Distortion: Your Amp's Dirty Little Secret

Vacuum tubes are potentially the most vital piece of the tube amplifier puzzle. For years, these little valves have shaped the most iconic guitar sounds ever recorded. Today, Dave Hunter talks about the how’s and why’s behind these famous gadgets!

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6L6 Taste Testing

6L6 power tubes are a cornerstone of American amplified sound. Today, Dave Hunter A/B/C tests three popular modern-production 6L6s and gives his honest feedback on each.

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EL84 Taste Testing

Dave Hunter knows tubes like no other. Today, he walks us through some of the history behind the EL84 and also provides some very helpful sound comparisons between three of the most popular brands in the game.

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Speaker Efficiency And Tone

Dave Hunter explores a number of ways guitarists can use different speakers to shape their tone and adapt to various of performance environments.

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Point-To-Point Amps: What They Are and What They Aren't

Guitar amps have had so many incarnations over the years, it can sometimes be difficult to know what is what. In the world of point-to-point amps, there are a ton of misconceptions floating around out there, and Dave Hunter seeks to correct a few!

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EL34 Taste Testing

Dave Hunter explores the sonic characteristics of three current-production EL34 Power Tubes; the Mullard EL34 Reissue, the Electro Harmonix EL34, and the JJ EL34. Tune in for some great insight on how these tubes can influence your sound.

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Pickup Selection : Hotter Isn't Always Better

With thousands of pickups on the market, choosing the right one can be a daunting task. Many of us don't get the results we think we'll get and are left puzzled. Join us as Dave Hunter sheds some much-needed light on the issue!

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Speaker Cabs: The Not-So-Silent Partner To Your Tone

Like anything else in your rig, every little thing can change your entire sound. And when it comes to your speaker cabinet, there are a ton of variables! Learn how different construction styles, sizes, and wood choices all play into your final tone.

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Amp Output Ratings: Sizing The Amp To The Job

An amp for every venue? Or one amp to rule them all? Sometimes it can be difficult to know which of your amps is right for which setting. Today we will talk about amp wattage, how it pertains to volume, and how to know which amp is right for the job.

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Mojotone Preamp Tube Taste-Testing

Dave Hunter conducts a taste test to hear how different brands and types of preamp tubes compare. Dave provides great descriptions of tonal qualities as well as sound clips for reference.

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MIM: Tube Basics

In this episode of Make it Monday we have invited Dave Hunter to come by and help us revisit the basics of what goes where and what it all does.

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