It’s official: pairing your guitar’s pickups with your amp’s speaker “like fine wine and cheese” is a thing – find out why it makes all the difference to your tone

Pairing pickups with speakers video
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We are just going to assume that if you are reading this, much of your intellectual energies are expended in the search for better electric guitar tone – agonizing over the best overdrive pedal for your amp, trying to mend the relationship between your wah and fuzz, all that jazz. But have you thought about how your electric guitar pickups are interacting with the speakers in your guitar amp?

You would not be alone if not. But perhaps we should. The good dudes at Mojotone Pickups think so, and sent Justin Cody Fox and Worth Weaver into the studio to shoot an explainer video for GW that might just open up a new front in the battle for perfect tone. 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.