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    Proper care of tube amps

    Tube amps are generally going to be just as reliable as their solid-state counterparts if you just observe a few things about them:



    1. Take a little extra care in transporting them. While you...
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    What´s the theory behind the humbucker?

    To get a hum-cancelling effect the coils has to be wound in opposite directions, otherwise you´d end up with a pickup that´s only two single-coils in one. however, the coils may be wired in either...
  3. What´s the difference between maple, rosewood, and ebo

    The following are GENERAL tonal characteristics of maple, rosewood, and ebony fingerboards: Maple--this is a bright, tight-sounding wood with a defined bottom end, a tighter midrange, and a crisp,...
  4. What´s the difference between set, through, and bolt-o

    I have heard some rumblings that bolt-on necks give a more open sound, but i don´t know if i would agree with that entirely. if a bolt-on neck is bolted as tight as possible, you´re not going to lose...
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    What is an effects loop?

    Effects loops give you the opportunity to plug effects between the preamp and the power amp. This is best for modulation (phaser, flanger, chorus, pitsh shifting) and delay effects ( Time Base efx )...
  6. Thread: Cables

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    Cables

    ABOUT CABLES:

    Many guitarists have spend a fortune (and a marriage) to classic guitars, cool hand made amps and hip custom pedals and still has "El Cheapo" cables between these treasures. Do you...
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    Some Notes on Floating Bridge Systems

    Floating bridges are very hard to keep in tune. Here are some tips relevant to floating systems:



    1. After installing new strings, and you´ve stretched the strings, do a few dive bombs on the...
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    Tuning Problems

    Is your guitar continually going out of tune? This page will give you some tips to help keep your guitar in tune, and help it stay in tune longer. Playing a guitar that is out of tune annoying....
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    Tubes vs Transistor

    The major difference between a transistor and a tube amplifiers is exactly that - the amplifying device. Transistor amplifiers use transistors to amplify signals. Tube amplifiers use vacuum tubes or...
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    True By Pass (TBP)?

    What is True By Pass (TBP)? On pedals that have TBP the whole circuit is passed when the pedal is switched off, the signal goes from input-jack to output-jack true switch. There is practically no...
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    What is a power attenuator?

    A power attenuator is a device placed between the speaker output and the speaker cabinet. It acts like a huge master volume control and permits the amp to be turned up most or all the way while...
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    What´s a Rectifier?

    Every musical instrument amplifier has a rectifier. The rectifier converts the alternating current generated by the amp´s power transformer into the direct current required by the amp´s internal...
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    What is a Class A?

    Class A is a term given to an amp that runs its tubes at full current all the time, unlike most tube amps that alternate between running one set of tubes and the other set, each for one half of the...
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