I have always thought the Fender Blackface-Silverface Bassman amps were lackluster in tone and usefulness when compered to the other vintage Fender Classics (Deluxe Reverb, Princeton,Pro Reverb Twin, Super Reverb etc). Over the years I have had countless Bassman units come in for various upgrades of all degrees…from blueprinting the original circuit to full on […]
Top 5 tube guitar amp maintenance tips for summer gigs. Time flies when you’re having fun … even more so when your having fun playing guitar! In our fast paced world, it’s easy to overlook and forget about all those little gear maintenance issues that need to be dealt with each year before the hot […]
The Top 5 Production Tube Amplifiers to Mod (The Good, the Bad & the Ugly!) We receive many questions via e-mail and phone each week asking our professional opinion on which production amplifiers yield the most bang for the buck after they are modified. We mod & blueprint many production amps per week within our […]
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Customers ask me all the time how they can improve the tone out of the gate on their Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue. Here is a list of a few simple changes you can do yourself to squeeze out some more tone.
Fargen Hot Mods are a system of high quality tube amp upgrades for many production made guitar amplifiers. In case you missed some of the videos we have offered on “You Tube” to show the mods and what they do…here they are in one easy to find location.
Can I remove two output tubes from my Fender Twin to get ½ power? I get this question on a weekly basis and the answer is always the same…no…and here is why.
I have had many e-mail questions sent asking why the London Power Scaling sounds so much better than an attenuator. Here is an excerpt from an e-mail reply I sent to a customer.
Power Scaling is a technology developed by London Power, headed by renowned tube amp innovator and author Kevin O’Connor, that controls voltages inside the amplifier, allowing for continuously adjustable power output. Power Scaling reduces power, and thus volume, enabling the amp to produce power tube distortion at reduced volume levels, freeing you from the need for an attenuator.