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Tubes for dummies article

Posted by on 28 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes

Here’s an old article I wrote for beginners to understand tubes a little more – coming from a stompbox perspective:
Tubes for dummies

Vintage Fender amp schematics and layouts

Posted by on 28 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes

Looking to repair your old Fender amp?
This site has a ton of schematics and layouts and they are cleaned up.
Nice site!

Vintage Fender Amp Repair

Cool DIY “beam blockers”

Posted by on 13 Aug 2009 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes

Very interesting use of foam to help prevent “beaming” of speakers.

Check it out.

Good thread about cathode bypass caps

Posted by on 28 Jul 2009 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes

as used in Tube Amps. Check it out.

Here’s a great thread about PS caps

Posted by on 28 Jul 2009 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes

A great Music Electronics Forum thread on power supply capacitors for your amp. I used the balancing resistors on my 64′ Fender amp and it has worked great!

If you have an old Fender amp, most ceramic sockets don’t fit

Posted by on 07 Jul 2009 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes

I have made this mistake several times. I purchase ceramic tube sockets for my amp – you know – “Fender” size. However the older tube amps have the hole cut smaller. They don’t fit.

Three essential tube amp tools

Posted by on 07 Jul 2009 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes

As I debug a popping sound in my amp – I reach for a chopstick. Very useful for more than eating!

TubeNexus article on useful tools for your amp.

Eminence Speakers… very good

Posted by on 14 Oct 2008 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes

I was amazed at the tone my friend got with his very good Carr Amp. I loved the detailed midrange of the amp. Unfortunately I couldn’t connect my Bassman to his speaker easily, so I took a chance and purchased an Eminence speaker that someone from the forum was selling. On paper, the speaker response of the different models look very close. The main differences being the bass and midrange response.

The Legend speaker I got did remind me of the tone of the Wizard – much better midrange than what I am used to getting with my Celestion Greenbacks. It brought out the nice midrange of my guitar, without any of the harsher tones. Based on this, I wouldn’t hesitate to try a Wizard speaker, even though it’s a brighter speaker. So far I am sold on Eminence speakers…. Very good!

Interesting page on amp tips

Posted by on 04 Oct 2008 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes

Lots of small tips re: amps.

Article on fine-tuning your amp

Posted by on 04 Oct 2008 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes

Check it out

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