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  1. Guitar Volume And Tone Knob Tips

    Guitar Volume And Tone Knob Tips
      Your guitar's tone and volume knobs have more potential than you'll care to admit. Instead of going for that amp or expensive upgrade I advise you to read this article and spare that expense. Let us help you discover your guitar onboard controls full potential. The best tone and volume tune ups are done by your fingers. Your amp should not serve to make modifications to the sound but do the work they're named after amplification.   Continue reading →
  2. Music Tips: The Basics of Mixing

    Music Tips: The Basics of Mixing
      If you're a musician, it is only natural that you will soon want to record your stuff. Luckily, you don't have to own a million dollar recording console to come up with some solid recordings. Still, you'll need to know what you're working with. Below, we take a look at a vital component of recording -- the mixer.   Continue reading →
  3. Tube Amp Rectifiers And Their Impact On Tone

    Tube Amp Rectifiers And Their Impact On Tone
    Guitar tube amp rectifiers are a source of confusion among many players out there. And with the growth of dual rectifier or selectable rectifier tube amps, it is important that players take the time to know the basics on what they are and how they work, along with what they do and don’t contribute to a tube amp’s tone. Below, we take a closer look and hopefully give you a good idea on the type of tube amp rectifier can bring to the table.     Continue reading →
  4. Live Sound Microphone Placement Tips

    Live Sound Microphone Placement Tips
    When it comes to live sound reinforcement, proper mic placement is crucial. The reason why it’s so important is because mic placement will influence three critical attributes: the signal to noise ratio, gain before feedback levels and the overall tone of the sound source. Below, we'll look at how mic placement can influence each one of these and give you tips on how to get the best results possible.     Continue reading →
  5. Understanding Gain Structure

    Understanding Gain Structure
    Understanding gain structure is crucial if you want to get the best sound from your bass amp head.  Using a variety of current Ampeg bass heads, Dino Monoxelos shows you a great method for dialing in your gain, how to compensate for EQ adjustments and what to expect with different settings. We also take a look at the differences between volume and gain.    Continue reading →

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