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Amp Tone Principles

This reflects the next major direction the industry needs to head: thinking in terms of block diagrams. Think of gear in terms of modules. Don't think "distortion pedal"; think: "preamp distortion stage followed by an EQ stage, with no way to tap the signal between the dist and eq stages". Always look for FX loops to enable breaking your gear into pieces. Don't think "amp head"; think: "This is a single case containing two parts: a preamp distortion stage directly connected to EQ stage, terminated by an FX Out; and an FX In jack for a tube power amp, terminated by a Spk Out jack." Realize though that two stages in one case can have some back-feedback leakage from the later stage to the first -- in case you use high gain inside the fx loop and then hear mysterious squealing.

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