Introducing the People’s Amplifier Combo

One of the things that I’ve learned in this venture is that nothing ever goes as planned, and things always take WAY longer than I originally think that they should. After more than a year of talking about it, I’m proud to announce the arrival of the People’s Amp Combo. Here’s a little video to … Continue reading Introducing the People’s Amplifier Combo

10 Unusual Vacuum Tubes

What’s your favorite vacuum tube? What’s your favorite thing about vacuum tubes? Above is the Arcturus Type 101A radio detector tube. Arcturus was one of the earliest American manufacturers of vacuum tubes, and they favored that lovely blue glass. They made such cool looking tubes, I decided to include them twice in this list. Here’s … Continue reading 10 Unusual Vacuum Tubes


When a guitar sound is described as “British,” or “American,” what do you think the differences are? Perhaps it’s just a clever way of distinguishing between the two giants of production amplifiers, the UK’s Marshall, and Leo Fender’s American monolith. Of course, we shouldn’t forget about the amps heard on more British Invasion records than … Continue reading Either/Or?

Tube Amplifier Resources

  If you’re anything like I am, you are fascinated by tubes, tube amps, and everything having to do with how they work, how to build them, modifying them, and, of course, playing our favorite guitars through them. I also really enjoy reading about the history behind how our favorite amps came into being. If … Continue reading Tube Amplifier Resources