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MIM : 5E3 Style Amp Kit Build Part 3

The third and final installment of our 5E3 build is finally here! To complete our kits we will assemble the wiring harness, install the speaker, and install the chassis in the cabinet.

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FIF : Basic Amplifier Voltage Test Points

Join as we quickly go over some basic voltage test points for tube amps. Knowing just a few test points can help determine if a new build is looking healthy, and can help pinpoint an issue in an older amplifier.

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FIF : Set Your Bias With The TAD Bias Master

In this episode of Fix It Friday, we make changing your power tubes and setting the bias a breeze by using the TAD Bias Master. This is a quick way to test tube matching and set your amp's bias exactly how you want it.

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Thoughts On Thinking About Sound

HP Newquist of The National Guitar Museum gives an insightful look at ways to THINK about your sound. This article is aimed at inspiring players to take a second look at how they approach their gear and their tone as a whole.

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MIM: 5E3 Style Amp Kit Build Part 2

A continuation of our previous article on building a Mojotone 5E3 style amp kit, this article walks through installing the populated fiberboard, setting up our input jacks, and making all the necessary internal solder connections.

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MIM: 5E3 Style Amp Kit Build Part 1

On this episode of Make It Monday, we dive into the build processes of a Mojotone 5E3 Tweed Deluxe Style amplifier kit. Part 1 of this 3-part series will illustrate the installation of initial hardware parts onto the chassis, as well as populating and soldering the fiberboard.

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Fix It Friday: Interview With Dave White

Dave White is a professional guitar tech, world traveler, label owner, and bona fide rad person altogether. Join as we catch up with Dave to talk shop while he tours the world with Noel Gallagher and His High Flying Birds.

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Filament Broken But Spirit Lives On

Michael Swart, founder and owner of Swart Amplifiers, takes us on a wacky tour of his personal workshop; Vintage Vespas, Beetles, guitars, amps, and plenty more. There is no shortage of cool and interesting gear in this article.

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Mojotone Across America

This article is a brief and odd statement of intention regarding our original Tone Movement project. There is no technical data or editorial content herein, rather a simple article whose intention is to say farewell to...well...me!

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DIY 101

Matthew Miller, founder of Miller Ampwerks, invites us into his home workshop in Portland, OR. Miller takes us through his history as a builder, some of his processes, and his goals for the near future.

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A Lesson In Cool

Ben Verellen of Seattle, Wa, has created a stunning line of custom amplifiers that look as unique as they sound. Ben takes us through his shop and breaks down his building process.

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The Rock N' Roll Iceberg

In this article, we take a quick tour of the shop at Chicago Fretworks. Mandolins, guitars, amps, you name it -- these guys are masters of their crafts and they never ever stop improving.

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Pickup Vocabulary

Bill Arnsparger, founder of Arnsparger Pickups, is a very meticulous and detail-oriented builder. Read as he tells us the ins and outs of his particular approach to identifying what a customer truly wants out of a pickup before diving into the design.

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Assorted Sea Critters

Hanan Rubinstein started playing guitar at a young age and very quickly earned himself some legitimate session work. Since then, he has played along side a number of incredible acts such as Alicia Keys, David Byrne, George Benson, and many more.

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Trust Your Ears, But Be Aware...

Read along as Pete Cage of Cage Amplifiers (based in Demascus, Maryland) takes us through his workshop. We will learn about his early inspirations for electronics, projects he has completed, philosophies, and more.

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A Silent Goodbye

A quick blog entry summarizing the first ever Tone Movement trip. This article contains no actual technical data or editorial content, but is merely a recap of the month long adventure of gathering material for our articles.

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Where There's A Phil, There's A Way

Phil and Carol Bradbury of Little Walter Tube Amps invite us into their home and workshop to talk about the history of the company, how they named it, and the philosophy behind their beautiful hand-wired amplifiers.

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Fear And Loathing In Nashvegas

Few events in the music industry are as fun and/or trying as the annual Summer NAMM event in Nashville, TN. Join in as Logan and Andrew do their best to keep up with the hustle and bustle of NAMM life, and get into some shenanigans along the way.

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Fear And Loathing In Nashvegas Cont'd.

A continuation of our famed 'Fear And Loathing In Nashvegas' article. Join in as Andrew and Logan navigate through the catacombs of Summer NAMM and the streets of Nashville, TN.

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A Perfect Storm Of Awesome

3 Monkeys Amps is a company with a unique and intriguing background. In this article, we spend some time with two of the company's owners in their home workshop and discuss their history as well as some great new products.

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