Dave Hunter: Output Tube Types – Setting the Foundation of Your Tone

Learn why output tubes are an essential factor when it comes to tone, even when you’re choosing and dialing in amplifier models.

Barry Cleveland: How Les Paul Created His Extraordinary New Sound

Barry Cleveland details the singular techniques behind the visionary guitarist and inventor’s revolutionary recordings.

Allan Holdsworth’s Baby – The Story of the Yamaha UD-Stomp Delay Pedal

The legendary Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017) explains how he replaced vast arrays of rack delays with the Yamaha pedal he codesigned.

Chris Gill: Nashville’s Dirty Secret – Country Music’s Founding Forefathers of Fuzz

Chris Gill recounts that years before and after the Stones recorded “Satisfaction,” fuzz guitar was featured on dozens of country singles.