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I thought it worth the time De-Mystifying Sovtek 12AX7 WA WB WC Variants. Why are there three versions of the Sovtek 12AX7 and what use one versus the other? One common…

Here are Things learned about Valve Amps in 2018 . They are in no particular order. Perhaps some useful info about your amp. I thought I would share them before…

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Image

Another Fender Hot Rod Deluxe arrived .  This was one of the early ones in really nice physical condition dating from around 1998.   It was made in the USA.  Alas,…

fender Blues Jr standard vs Hardwired image

The Fender Blues Jr is a popular amp. It has enough power with 15 watts for small gigs and it does have the Fender tone with a hint of “Britishness”…

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Image

A Fender Hot Rod Deluxe arrived that was not well. These 40 watt amps sound pretty good when they are working. However, a number of faults appear as they age….

Fender Hot Rod DeVille

A Fender Hot Rod DeVille arrived as it was very unwell.  I decided not to even switch it on but get the back off and examine the innards. One of…

Leo Fender

A Memory-Filled Journey Into The Life Of Guitar Legend Leo Fender The world occasionally produces one of those rare thinkers whose name becomes iconic. Thomas Edison lit up the world;…

Its a couple of weeks since I wrote about  fixing amps and I had not seen a Fender amp to fix for a few weeks and then along comes four…

Sovtek EL84 Matched Pair

Many folks ask what the difference is between the standard EL84 and the more expensive  Sovtek EL84M. There has been no data available and I see lots of questions on…

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