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.
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!
Tube Vs. Solid State Rectifiers
What is a rectifier’s job as it pertains to a guitar amp? What’s the difference between a solid state rectifier and a tube rectifier? And how do they each affect tone? We will answer these questions and provide some sound clip comparisons in today’s article.
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!