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Mack Amps Guitar Amplifier Articles

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Get The Guitar Tone You Want

Are you a 'tone chaser' who hasn't yet found YOUR tone?  Read about how Mack Amps can help you get the guitar tone you want.
Read about getting the guitar tone you want...

How Mack Amps Gets $2,500 Tone From A $750 Amp

Mack Music believes that circuit design has a greater impact on amplifier tone than the use of rare, esoteric, mythical - EXPENSIVE components.
Read how Mack Amps creates boutique tone...

What Is A Guitar Amp Effects Loop And How Do They Work?

Guitar amp effects loop remain somewhat of a mystery to many guitarists.  This article clearly explains how series and parallel effects loops are configured and give some tips on how they can best be used.
Read about how guitar amp effects loops work...

When Is A Class A Guitar Amp Not Class A?

Have you ever read a good explanation of what Class A really means?  Apparently, many guitar amp manufacturers haven't either!
Read about Class A guitar amps...

Guitar Amp Power.  How Much Do You Need?

How much guitar amp power do you really need?
Read about guitar amp power...

What Is Guitar Amp Bias?

We’ll look at how guitar amps are typically “biased” and, most importantly, how those characteristics affect an amp’s tone and feel.
Read about guitar amp biasing...

What Ohm Speaker Cab Can I Use With My Guitar Amp?

This is the question we get asked the most!  There is a LOT of information floating around on the net about matching the output impedance of an amp with the impedance of a speaker cab... check out what we have to say about this controversial topic!
Read more about guitar amp and speaker ohm matching...

Pedal Friendly Guitar Amps - Myth or Magic?

The term Pedal Friendly is very trendy at the moment.  What does it mean?  Are certain amps more palatable with pedals?  Stay tuned and we’ll find out!
Read more about what makes a guitar amp friendly...

Getting Great Guitar Sound On Stage

Check out some tips on how to improve your live tone.
Read about great live guitar tone....

Guitar Amp Tone Controls: Tone and Gain Sucking Leaches?

Learn why typical guitar amp tone controls may NOT be your best friend!!
Read about the problems with Treble-Middle-Bass tone controls...

Maximize Low Volume Guitar Tone

In this article we take a look at what happens when you listen to an amplified electric guitar at low volume and how to enjoy your low volume sessions to the greatest extent possible.
Read about how to maximize low volume tone...

More Thoughts On Tube Guitar Amp Design

At Mack Music, we base our amp design philosophy on three beliefs. First, our goal is to provide the best value possible in a hand made, tube guitar amp. Second, we target our amps at a particular audience: rock and blues players. Third, our amps can gig if you want them to.
Read about guitar amp design...

 



 
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