June 19, 2014

Gold Connector Myths

Do gold connectors affect tone? Simple answer: no. Gold-plated jack connectors are excellent conductors of electricity as are nickel jack. The main job of the coating is to offer a prolonged resistance to tarnishing & corrosion, and gold is a fairly unreactive metal. However, a principal called Galvanic Corrosion tells us that when two metals […]

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June 18, 2014 Volume Pedal Tip

Volume Pedal Tip

Placing you volume pedal at the start of you chain of effects can often be the wrong place for it. Two other places for volume pedals are after your overdrives/distortion effects and at the end of your chain. let me explain why. Distortions and overdrives pedals are affected by the level of signal going through […]

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