Paul Richards – Guitar Craftiness, Shepard Tones, and Echoes (plus free Helix/HX presets!)

The California Guitar Trio guitarist talks about Robert Fripp, using effects with acoustic guitar, covering Pink Floyd’s “Echoes,” and more.

Dave Hunter: What’s Behind the Sag, Bias, and Bias X Controls in Helix Amps?

Sharpen your Helix and HX tone-crafting skills by better understanding these critical tube amp parameters.

Dave Hunter: Unsung British Guitar Amps from the Golden Age of Rock

There were more than a few British companies making great guitar amplifiers during the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. We spotlight four of the most important ones.

Jeff Schroeder on the Virtues of Running Delay and Reverb Before Distortion

The Smashing Pumpkins guitarist challenges convention and shares three vibey Helix presets as we mark the two year anniversary of Model Citizens.

Barry Cleveland: How Joe Meek Turned the Recording World Upside Down

Is the mad genius behind the global hit “Telstar” and responsible for many recording “firsts” the most influential record producer and engineer ever?

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.

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