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Old 7th November 2022 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by John Eppstein ➡️
I don't think you quite understood what I meant. That guy couldn't do what I was talking about.

1.) he's not a solder jockey

2.) He doesn't know enough (anything) about the fine differences between different types of components - like the difference between different types of resistors. Not only things like the difference between carbon, carbon film, metal film, wirewound, etc but also things like the different ways the leads can be attached. The differences are rather subtle, but they're cumulative, and can maker the difference between an average amp and one with "magical tone" (for lack of a better term). Even two amps built from the SAME parts can sound and perform totally different if the physical layout of the circuit is different.
What you say is right, having certain capacitors rather than others changes the sound of an amp.
However, that video is about even more macroscopic differences which, in practice, would be irrelevant. A transistor rectification that sounds like a tube rectification? EL84s that sound like 6V6s? 12AX7 sounding like EF86? For real?

That guy is clearly looking for popularity, and he realized that a good way to get it is to speak bad of gear using the myth busting technique.
The wood of the guitars does not matter (video of the air-guitar), the topology of an amp does not matter... maybe in the next episode he will explain that between a Tubescream, a RAT, a fuzzface and a tonebender there's no difference. They all sound the same and whoever buys all these pedals, is a victim of self-suggestion and marketing.