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Trent likes to record guitars direct, whereas I’ve always preferred playing through an amplifier.
Negative feedback effected amplifier performance significantly.
Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.
When I graduated high school, nearly a half-million people subscribed to ‘Popular Electronics’ magazine. Soldering up some radio or hi-fi amplifier on the basement workbench was not just a personal passion – a lot of young people were doing the same. The magazine expired in 1999 for lack of interest.
I play with feeling so I need to hear what is coming out of the amplifier to inspire me; I don’t just play mechanically. I need to hear what I am doing in order to create the next note. If I don’t hear it then I can’t feed myself.
I’m so used to knowing what to do with an electric guitar and amplifier, but with an acoustic guitar, it’s different, but I still have an amp and a whole bunch of pedals.
You can’t get a degree at Tisch College. It serves as an amplifier for what your focus is. If you’re an engineer, you can take courses on understanding how to move a river in Africa to bring hydroelectric power to a community.
I decided to design and build my own stereo amplifier system at age 13.
My first rock band was called Mike and the Majestics. I was about twelve, and my older sister Kathy was the manager. There were three of us: me and a friend on guitars and a drummer. We were young, but we played for a lot of fraternity parties, plugging both guitars and a microphone into one little amplifier.
Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant.
I had redesigned my entire amplifier system for this tour because airlines are very strict now.
My aunt Maxie had a plastic guitar in her closet, and I started playing that, going nuts on it. I went to stay with my dad, and he saw how much I was into it, and I put my first guitar on layaway. It was a Kay Starter Series guitar and Gorilla amplifier.
About the only thing that I’ll probably end up doing is I made this amplifier with Peavey. It’s in the manufacturing stages right now, and there are a lot of orders that we just got for it.
I have a playroom with my drum set, a guitar, and amplifier at home.
I bought my first electric guitar when I moved to Memphis; a Gibson with a DeArmond pickup which I used with a small Gibson amplifier.
I remember one of the first gigs I played with that amp was at a local church. They wanted someone to fill in with the guitar and my friend say, ‘Ah, he can play.’ And so I dragged the amplifier down and started playing and everybody started yelling ‘turn it down!’
I bought a Hofner guitar and amplifier for 32 guineas, then spent ages trying to make a bottleneck. At that point, I was meant to be developing my father’s ice-cream cafe into a global concern, but I spent all my time in the stockroom playing slide guitar.
The Marshall guitar amplifier doesn’t just get louder when you turn it up. It distorts the sound to produce a whole range of new harmonics, effectively turning a plucked string instrument into a bowed one.