Fender Relic: Only one part of the equationWritten by Sean Rezel on Apr 17, 2011 in Fender Relic - 2 Comments
The Fender Relic guitar is, as the title says, one part of the sound equation. In the coming weeks, I’ll be taking a look at what makes a difference in your tone. The sum of the parts of the tone equation can be summarized like this:
The tone in your head = New or Vintage or Relic Guitar (Wood + Strings + Hardware + Pickups) + Effects + Cables + Solid State or Valve Amp (Tubes + Wiring) + Speakers (Ceramic or Alnico)
It is not as simple as E=MC2.. Any good guitarist knows that changing one will affect the tone down the line and so on. Today we are going to look at one department of the tone conundrum. Power Tubes.
My Dr.Z Maz 38 Senior uses EL84 tubes and have the stock Groove Tubes in them. I have purchased the NOS Polam EL84 tubes from a seller in the Ukraine and as the video shows, the tone and character of the amp changes with the change in power tubes.