Crazy Tube Circuits unveils the Dumble/Klon inspired Unobtanium Raw – now with added OC45 germanium

Crazy Tube Circuits has released a limited edition twist on its Unobtanium preamp/overdrive pedal, the amp-in-a-box drive twofer that has a Klon-style drive on one side, and two…

Crazy Tube Circuit’s faultless five-star Klon/Dumble dual overdrive has just been given a serious upgrade – but stock is limited

It’s a similar story for Dumbles, which are regarded as some of the best amps money can buy. Crazy Tube Circuits (CTC), though, impressed with the Unobtanium upon…

Every Major Guitar Amplifier Brand, Ranked By A Musician

I’ve been playing the electric guitar for almost three decades now. During that time, I’ve had the privilege of plugging my instrument into all kinds of amplifiers. In…

Ritchie Blackmore swapped rock for Renaissance music – but says he’s still not above cranking a tube amp once in awhile

Ritchie Blackmore long ago traded rock for Renaissance and medieval music, and the guitar for the mandola. However, despite the shift in music genres, there’s still one guitar-related…

“Very well-featured for its price if you want to keep your options as open as possible”: Boss IR-2 Amp & Cabinet Simulator Pedal

At £179 it’s not as pricey as some, and offers the potential attraction of being compact in a classic Boss chassis, versatile with 11 onboard amp models and…

These Turntable and Speaker Combos Make Vinyl Easy

Forget all the moving parts. With these no-hassle hi-fi setups, all you need is a turntable and a set of speakers.

So…LTspice of the K2-W Op Amp Reveals the Mad Scientists’ Fingerprints (Part 3)

LTspice simulation of the K2-W Vacuum Tube Op Amp’s design reveals the mad science that created a commercial revolution in 1950s and 1960s analog computing.

So…The First Stage of the K2-W Op Amp is Neither Balanced Nor Differential (Part 2)

Design analysis of the K2-W Vacuum Tube Op Amp’s design and operation reveals the mad science that created a commercial revolution in 1950s and 1960s analog computing.

Used by The Beatles and Brian May, the Vox AC30 is one of the all-time great amps – what makes it sound so good?

Mention the term “British clean” to any discerning guitar fan and the Vox AC30 will immediately spring to mind. The highly coveted tube amp has been championed by…

“Goes where no other amps can”: BOSS Unveils Katana Gen 3 Amp Line

In a press release, BOSS touted the new Gen 3 Katana combo amps’ upgrades, including, perhaps most significantly, “New Tube Logic enhancements” that “enrich the core platform with…