It’s a constant paradox with guitarists and their tube amps: you have to get to a certain volume in order to introduce the optimal distortion level to really make your tone soar, but that volume can easily overwhelm your fellow musicians or a sound engineer, who really need you to lower your volume. If only […]
Are Tube Amps Louder Than Solid State Amps?
For years, people have been asking “Are tube amps louder than solid state amps?” A lot of opinions seem to favor tube amps due to their power capacity, but others argue that this is just a myth. With all the back and forth discussions, it’s time to put this everlasting topic to rest. Are tube […]
How Long Do EL84 Tubes Last?
There are many types of amp tubes, including the EL84 power amp tubes. If you’re a guitar player, you know the importance of these tubes. But have you ever asked yourself “how long do EL84 tubes last?”. Whether you want to know how long they last, or when to replace them, you can find it […]
How Loud is a 15 Watt Tube Amp?
Are you thinking about investing in a 15-watt tube amp but you’re not really sure how loud it’s going to be? Well, you surely aren’t the only one! A lot of musicians have trouble when deciding if they should get a 15-watt tube amp, mainly due to the confusion of how loud an amplifier can […]
How Long Should A Tube Amp Cool Down?
There are few things in music that sound better than the crisp, warm tones of a tube amplifier. To keep maintaining that great tone over a long period of time, it’s important to incorporate proper care and handling into your everyday use of your amp. Properly using the standby switch is one of the most […]
When To Replace Your Guitar Amp Tubes
If there’s starting to be something off with your tube amp, you may find yourself wondering when to replace your guitar amp tubes. Before you even start investigating, amp tube replacement cost may be an important consideration. In most cases, you can look up the number of the tube online and find an exact price. […]