Scooping the Mids: What Does it Mean?

scooping the mids what does it mean

One of the most frustrating parts of learning the guitar is the amount of new language and terms you have to pick up. ‘Scooping the mids’ is one you may have come across and be confused by. And I can understand why. It sounds like something from a cookbook! “Take one scoop of mids, add …

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Guitar Amplifier Turns On But No Sound? Try These 13 Easy Fixes

guitar amplifier turns on but no sound try these 13 easy fixes

A guitar amplifier turning on but with no sound is a common problem. If you’ve been playing guitar for any length of time there’s a good chance you’ll have encountered this at some point. Unfortunately the reason for why an amp has stopped working can be varied. Quite often it’s something obvious and that’s easily …

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Blackstar Amps Guide: Are They Good and What for?

blackstar amps guide

Blackstar are relatively new to the world of guitar amplifiers, at least in comparison to the big boys like Fender and Marshall. But in a short time they’ve made a big impression. You see some of the biggest and most famous guitarists playing Blackstar amps and their more affordable ranges like the HT series and …

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Do You Need an Amp Cover?

do you need a guitar amp

For a very long time I wondered whether I needed an amp cover. Living in a fairly dusty house I was worried my amps were destined to be ruined by it and one day wouldn’t turn on. That’s without the fear of scratching, staining or spilling something on them. Even though months went by and …

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Line 6 Amps Guide: Are they Good?

line 6 amps are they good

Line 6 have become one of the most successful musical instrument and audio companies out there. If you’ve been playing the guitar for even a short time you’ll no doubt be somewhat familiar with Line 6. Their Spider range of guitar amps is hugely popular and one of the biggest selling amplifiers on the market. …

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Orange Micro Terror Review (with PPC108 Cabinet)

orange micro terror review

Trying to find a small, capable practice amp that sounds good can be a real struggle. One that can sit on your desk but also might be good enough for jams or even small gigs. The Orange Micro Terror, a 20W hybrid head, aims to produce a big sound in a tiny package. But does …

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Guitar Amplifier Buying Guide: What to Consider

Over the years I’ve been through many guitar amps. It’s been a long struggle to find ‘my sound’ and the amps I’m really happy with. The reason it’s taken so long and I’ve ended up buying and selling more guitar amplifiers than I care to remember is simple: I didn’t properly plan. I rushed in, …

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How Long do Guitar Amp Tubes Last?

how long do guitar amp tubes last

One of the most frustrating parts of tube amps are having to change the tubes. They either break, stop working or wear out at the worst possible time. It’d be much better if we just changed them routinely. But how long do guitar amp tubes last? It depends on how much use they have and …

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