How Do Guitar Amp Half Power Switches Work?

Tube amps are loud monsters. We all know that.

But what if I told you there’s a way to tame these beasts?

In many modern tube amps, just the flick of a switch on their backs will cut its power …

Helix vs Real Amp: What’s Best? [Pros and Cons]

Crafting the perfect tone is a never-ending quest for most guitarists.

Especially for those that really care about it.

In the context of this quest, there are many discussions among players.

On one side there are the purists that only …

Kemper vs Real Amp: What’s Best? [Pros and Cons]

Crafting the perfect tone is a never-ending quest for most guitarists.

Especially for those that really care about it.

In the context of this quest, there are many discussions among players.

On one side there are the purists that only …

How Does the Transformer on a Guitar Amp Affect Its Tone?

Musicians are strange people, they are not only interested in music or instruments, but also in equipment like effects pedals or amplifiers. 

Today we will discuss the latter and the role of their transformers because many players claim that they …

Are Tube Amps Louder Than Solid State? Why?

A lot of people will tell you that tube amps are louder than solid state amps and watt for watt, they kind of aren’t, well depending on who you ask. 

According to some, it’s a trick of the ear and …

Guitarists Dilemma: Upgrade Amp or Buy Pedals?

There comes a time on every guitarist’s journey when they recognize some of their gear is lacking.

Most of us, prioritize getting a nicer guitar because that’s what we are more in contact with.

However, the wisest among us know …

What Do Tone Knobs Do on Amps and Pedals?

I’m not sure if crafting a great guitar tone is an art or a science.

What I’m sure of is that it’s not easy at all.

Every step of the signal has its own controls, and influence in shaping the …

Guitar Amp Settings to Use as Pedal Platform

There are many ways of shaping your guitar tone.

Some players rely mostly on their amps, while many others craft their sound exclusively with pedals.

For the latter, having a solid pedal platform amp is a must, since they still …

Is It Legal to Clone an Amp’s Circuit?

Sometimes it’s hard to sort out exactly what is different under the hood of various amps. 

Especially with advertising getting in your head and telling you that only a certain amp will help you achieve your musical dreams. 

So what’s …