11 ways to improve your tube amp tone

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So you’ve got a tube amp and you love it, but over time you get to thinking that perhaps its tone isn’t what you are looking for. Don’t despair. And don’t start succession planning just yet. Here, we are going to take a look at some of steps we can take to get the most out of your amp.

Some of the following tone tips fall under the category of mods you need a pro tech for – as ever, when dealing with high-voltage equipment, discretion is the better part of valour. Others are the kinds of things we can all do. But all of them might just save the relationship between you and your amp, and help you find a new tone to inspire your playing.

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