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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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Mojotone Amp Kit Building Primer

There are many things to take into consideration if you’re thinking about building one of Mojotone’s many amplifier kits. This article provides some basic terms and nomenclature, a definition of ‘amp kit difficulty,’ and a few extra things to think about!

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Diagnosing A Blowing Fuse

If your amp won’t stop blowing fuses, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Any number of things can cause a tube amp to continuously blow fuses, and many of these things can be diagnosed from your home workshop. Read on and get your amp rocking again!

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Guitar Tone Cap Taste Testing

So you’re thinking about replacing the capacitor in your guitar’s tone circuit. Join us as our friend Logan Tabor jumps into the abyss head first and works his way through a variety of tone caps to see if what the hoopla is all about and whether he can hear a difference.

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Meet The Mind Behind Mojotone Pickups

Today we take a quick look at David Shepherd, the master pickup designer and builder at Mojotone. We will discover how he got started in the gear industry, how he honed his craft over the years, and what things look like now.

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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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The Art and Chaos of Relic'ing Tweed

Instead of fixing it, this Friday we are going to damage it...in a very intentional and controlled way. Today we are looking at some popular methods for aging tweed-covered cabinets to have a more road-worn and soulful look.

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Tweed Champ Kit Build Part 3

The time has come for us to finish our Tweed Champ Kits. Today, we will test our circuits from an electrical standpoint, build our speaker wire, and install our speaker and chassis into the Tweed Champ Style Cabinet. Finally...we will rock out!

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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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Tweed Champ Kit Build Part 2

Picking up where we left off with our Tweed Champ Style Amp Kits, let’s get our eyelet boards stuffed and soldered, install the board into the chassis, and finish off our remaining solder connections!

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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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MIM : Mojotone Tweed Champ Style Kit Build

Join in as we build a clone of the most famous amp of all time, the Tweed Champ. We will use Mojotone's latest and greatest wiring diagram and step-by-step build manual to complete the assembly!

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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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MIM : Classic Humbucker Installation

Join as we remove the stock humbuckers from a guitar and replace them with Mojotone's Classic Humbuckers. Swapping out pickups is a fairly simple process and can open up a world of tonal possibilities.

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FIF : Blues Junior Power Transformer Swap

Mojotone offers a power transformer upgrade for Blues Junior amps. Our transformer is handmade in the USA by Heyboer Transformers and is a quick way to beef up the power section in your Blues Junior. Follow along as we make the swap in just a few easy steps!

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