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revised Guitar chords for samba
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comment How do I know when it's time to change a tube on my amplifier?
Vacuum tubes don't get as hot as halogens. But considering how expensive tubes are these days, while it's less likely to cause problems touching the glass with bare fingers, I'm careful to do what I can to extend their life. I've seen tubes covered with finger-prints and grime in other people's amps, enough to be very visible when working on the head. I'm very careful putting anything inside combo cabinets so it can't bounce around and hit a tube, I make sure my preamp tubes have shields/covers, and keep all the tubes as clean as possible.
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comment How much does an electric guitar's body physics affect the tone, playability, etc?
It's also worth noting that, as a musician for over 30 years, and having had numerous different electric guitars, including multiple examples of Les Pauls, Stratocasters and 335s, all identically configured, and having picked them from many others on the walls as I was auditioning them, that individual instruments do have their own sound, in spite of attempts by the manufacturers to maintain consistent quality and tone of the instrument. Wood varies, and until we get rid of the wood we will see the response of the instrument change because of it.
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comment What factors contribute most to the tone of an electric guitar?
Tone knobs don't affect the sound, except in making it easier to turn the pot. What is important is the capacitance and tone circuitry.
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comment How much does an electric guitar's body physics affect the tone, playability, etc?
I would contend that a maple-capped Les Paul vs. one without the maple would have a similar sound, however, a Les Paul made entirely of maple would not sound similar to one made of all mahogany. The woods are very different in their density resulting in a large difference in the brightness of the guitar's sound.