Fender Relic: Only One Part of the Equation
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.
- Tagged: Cables, Dr.Z Maz 38 Senior, Effects, EL84, fender relic, Groove Tubes, New or Vintage or Relic Guitar, NOS Polam EL84 tubes, Power Tubes, relic guitar, Solid State Valve Amp (Tubes + Wiring), sound equation, Speakers (Ceramic or Alnico), tone, tone and character, tone conundrum, video, Wood + Strings + Hardware + Pickups
About the author
Sean Rezel is a Rhythm Guitarist, a skill which he picked up from musically inclined family. Sean’s love for music led him to release one original EP each with Mary J. Sex Asylum, Dan, Dinesh and Sean in the early to late 90s. He has been an integral part of well known Singapore bands such as Jade and Confused, The Rogue Traders, The Project Band and Seattle Sound from 2001 till now.
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