Author Archives: Alex Anest


Vacuum Tubes: A Brief History

Vacuum tubes, amplifier tubes, or thermionic valves, are the heart of guitar amplification. Even solid state amps are usually designed to emulate the sound of tube amps. But the vacuum tube was actually critical for…
live sound - by Tim Gerland/ Tips for live show performance

That Show was Tight!

I just finished two weeks touring Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. I play with a singer named Kevin Meisel who is on a very small Swiss label called Brambus records. We played fifteen shows in fifteen…