One guy on internet demystifies “guitar amp tone”, showing it almost wholly concerns EQ settings and internal circuitry

(( Do not miss the microphone comparison, speaker cabinet comparison, string comparison, etc linked at the end of this post, which are all equally revelatory. ))

From video comments —

”I am just a performer, I know nothing about circuits but in one summer I reversed engineered the whole guitar industry and made it open source to everyone'”

“As a PhD physicist, I just want to add that this dude’s ability to design an informative experiment controlling for so many variables is better than most of my colleagues”

I’m an electrical engineer who played guitar for something like 35 years. I entered this same rabbit hole in about 2005. I even started a very small amplifier manufacturing company. My undergraduate final project was about the tone stack. This whole video gave me an amazing feeling. You seem to be replicating all the things I’ve been saying for 15 years and nobody want to listen.
“Hilariousizes the “stack of amps” collectors.”

Flattening / nulling-out the EQ / tone stack causes amps to sound incredibly similar also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcBEOcPtlYk

Order of EQ – Distortion, or Distortion – EQ matters much, too.

Here the guy builds an amp-cloner made of pedals.

Can you hear any tonal difference?  LOL

 

 

Same guy discovers the same thing in guitar tone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n02tImce3AE

 

Same guy discovers same thing in speaker cabinets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eeC1XyZxYs

 

Same guy, RE microphone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bma2TE-x6M

 

Same guy, RE strings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiFcw-H5DN8

 

And he has a few more, too.  All smart, informative, and pretty much proof-positive.

 

And don’t miss this:

https://soundquality.org/2023/06/62-heads-aquarian-evans-remo-same-snare-same-tensioning-same-hoops-same-microphone-same-player-kit-sticks-and-riff-amazing-variety-of-tone/

 

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