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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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.