Author Archives: Alex Anest

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True Vacuum Tube Overdrive Pedals

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From the Klon Centaur to the Tube Screamer to the Maxon TOD-9 and all of the clones and reissues, there are hundreds of options for the guitar player who wants to explore the wonderful world…

Vacuum Tubes: A Brief History

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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…
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That Show was Tight!

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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…