Clearing up questions that you may have about different types of tube amps.
Class A vs Class B Amplifiers
This time we’re going to discuss Class A vs Class B amplifiers and how they differ. We’ll help you understand the difference between them so you can choose the best type for each situation you come across.
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EL34 vs 6CA7: two power tubes that can cause a lot of confusion when purchasing replacements, because they’re very similar and are, in fact, replacements for one another. They do, however have different internal designs, and they’ve changed slightly over the years.
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One of the most common problems associated with a tube amplifier is replacing a faulty tube. This is largely because there are many different types available, and many have multiple names. In this post, we are going to look at one such confusing example: the ECC82 vs 12AU7 tubes.
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In this article, we are going to take a look at two power tubes that are similar enough to be interchangeable, but which have different internal designs: EL34 vs KT77.
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Changing tubes in an amp can be a particularly challenging experience, especially since there seems to be such an abundance of them. For this article, we’ll concentrate on the question of the ECC83 vs 12Ax7 tubes. The truth is, there is no difference at all between them, and each one is interchangeable with the other.
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Digital Guitar Amps are finally becoming a much more acceptable way to amplify your guitar sound. Today’s amplifiers use much higher bitrates and frequency rates, along with higher quality analog-to-digital converters. Continue reading “Digital Guitar Amps – Which One is Best?”
The Express 5:50 Guitar Amp Head is part of a very popular line of amplifiers from the people at Mesa/Boogie. This is a two-channel amplifier that delivers 50 watts of tube driven power. You can buy the Express 5:50 as a head, or as a combo amp. Continue reading “Express 5:50 Guitar Amp Head from Mesa/Boogie”
The Line 6 DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp is four boutique tube amps in one, American clean, British crunch, class A chime, and modern high-gain.
Featuring reconfigurable analog components, the Line 6 DT25 also includes HD modeling. This allows you to select your operating class to either Class AB/25 Watts/Fixed Bias or Class A/10 Watts/Cathode Biased. Continue reading “Line 6 DT25 112 1×12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp”
Fender’s Mustang GT 100 100W 1x12 is a modern combo amplifier made by one of the greatest amp manufacturers in the world.
This single-channel 100-watt amp can be split into 50-watt stereo. It features 21 unique amp models and 46 built-in studio quality digital effects. Continue reading “Mustang GT 100 – Fender’s 100W 1×12 Guitar Combo Amplifier”
Have you been scratching your head about EL84, EL34, and 6L6 Power Amp Tubes? Well, our most frequently asked questions about them are answered here.
Power tube FAQ: What are power tubes?
The first power tube FAQ, of course, is about what they are. Also known as an output tube, a power tube is an electrical component, very similar to a transistor, that is built inside of a vacuum-sealed glass tube. Inside the glass tube are a filament, an anode, and a cathode.
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