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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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5E3 Coupling Cap Mod

There are a number of mods that can be done to the traditional 5E3 circuit; some are easy, some not so much. Today, we'll show you how to brighten up the amp's tone by changing out two coupling capacitors in the 5E3's preamp circuit. This mod is great for all skill levels!

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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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The Other Side Of The Stage: Hoogie Donias

In this week's installment of 'Make It Monday' we are journeying to the other side of the stage to meet up with Hoogie Donias, guitar tech for Shinedown. Hoogie takes us through the in's and out's of his day to day as a professional guitar tech.

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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.

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All About Power Attenuators

Power attenuators and their merits have long since been a topic of debate in the guitar community. Today, we will not only discuss what a power attenuator does and how it works, but we will attempt to debunk a few myths surrounding these devices.

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Let's Talk About Pickup Height

The height of your pickups relative to your guitar strings plays a crucial role in the overall sound of your guitar. We all know this can affect your output level, but how does it affect your tone, intonation, noise level, and more?

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Preamp Distortion Vs. Power Amp Distortion

What is the difference between preamp distortion and power amp distortion? How do they affect your sound and how do you affect them? Today we break it all down in hopes of taking you one step closer to your dream tone!

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Changing Your Cathode Bypass Capacitor

There are tons of mods out there for just about any circuit. Today, Logan Tabor walks us through one of the cheapest, easiest, and fastest mods around; the cathode bypass capacitor. This little guy can have a big impact on tone!

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How To Drill Your Cabinet For A Chassis

Drilling a permanent set of holes in your cabinet can be a scary thing, and it needs to be done right. This week, we learn how to properly drill chassis mounting holes into both Blackface and Tweed style cabinets.

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A Bit About Wire Types and Sizes

In the guitar and amp world, there are many different types and sizes of wire used inside our gear. Today we will take a look at those basic wires, talk about how they are used, and uncover why exactly they are used in their respective applications.

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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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Basic Guitar Setup with Groovetech Kit

Daunted by the idea of setting up your own guitar? Fret no more! Mojotone has added the GrooveTech Guitar Player Tech Kit to their product line and today Logan Tabor walks us through this basic tool kit and its 'Easy Setup Guide.'

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The Infamous Paper In Oil Tone Capacitor

As avid techs and DIYers, one of our biggest responsibilities is to preserve the relics on which we work, and to uphold their historical features. Today we briefly discuss the history of PIO caps, why they are important, and how Mojotone can help.

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Building a Mojotone GA5 Style Amp Kit

Mojotone has added a new kit to their store -- an amp kit based on Gibson's GA5. Today, Logan Tabor walks us through the build process and offers some basic insights on this true point-to-point assembly.

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Michael Phifer Interview: Guitar Craft Academy

Michael Phifer, Institutional Director for the Guitar Craft Academy program at MI's Nashville Campus, sits down with us to talk about the program, its roots, and the latest collaboration with the team at Mojotone.

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