(( 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”
Flattening / nulling-out the EQ / tone stack causes amps to sound incredibly similar also.
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.
Same guy discovers same thing in speaker cabinets.
Same guy, RE microphone:
Same guy, RE strings:
And he has a few more, too. All smart, informative, and pretty much proof-positive.
And don’t miss this: