Dating a silverface fender
You need the knowledge to tweak your favorite amps to better suit your needs. Man will never stop coming up with ideas and rationale for why he constantly needs to aquire more gear. For many players it’s more affordable to mod than to buy something else.Mod trends It’s a constant in our universe – as long as man possess gear, man will mod gear. Man convinces himself, the wife and all who stands in between the gear and himself – the only responsible thing to do now, is to go get that gear. Your amp may have a sentimental history and and a character that you already like and that you might not get in another amp.Clean amps will be hot-rodded, crunchy and sweet amps will be cleaned and tightened up.We find that some amps have more rationale for mods than others.We play many gigs with smaller amps such as Princeton Reverbs or Deluxe Reverbs, and most times we enjoy cranking these low wattage amps.
Modding collector amps will most likely ruin the amp’s value – in this case it’s more affordable to sell it and rather get the a player’s amp.You’ll recognize these trends reading about the amps on the web. A good thing about modding is that you get to learn how amps work and are put together. Maybe more important – you learn what your own preferences are after having checked out a million different kinds of mods and resulting tones.After performing mods and trying them out for a while, you may find yourself reversing some mods, maybe even put the amp together to complete original spec. You also experience that the tone you are seeking is a moving target.Because, most likely, one amp already exists that is closer to what you want.You might get told, by the great and the wise, that by modding you don’t understand nor appreciate the intention behind the original amp design.
Or perhaps a 1×12″ or 1×15″ extension cabinet We are the kind of people who like to feel the guitar in our pant legs.