How to Turn on a Tube Amp the Right Way

how to turn on a tube amp

You just flick the switch to on, right? Thats how you turn on a tube amp. Very easy, now you can go play! If only. Things are never that simple. And tube amps, as awesome as they are, can be awkward and messy. Due to their design something as straightforward as turning an amp on …

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Guitar Tube Amps: The Ultimate Guide

tube amps guide

Tube amps are special. I know there’s a lot of debate around whether they’re worth it or better than other types of amps. But they’re held in such high regard by guitarists for a reason. And so if you’re not that familiar with tube amps and don’t understand the hype or what they do this …

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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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