Chris Fantana

Amp FAQ: How do I build a Gibson EH-185 clone from scratch? (Part Three)

The Gibson EH-185 clone build inches closer to completion in part three of our attempt at tackling this pre-war circuit.

Amp FAQ: How do I build a Gibson EH-185 clone from scratch? (Part Two)

Chris Fantana’s Gibson EH-185 clone build progresses to the chassis.

Amp FAQ: How do I build a Gibson EH-185 clone from scratch?

This month, a reader’s question about a pre-war Gibson amp gives Chris Fantana an excuse to get out his soldering iron.

Amplifier FAQ: What are tube amplifier classes?

A working class hero is something to be, but a working knowledge of amplifier classes is not be sniffed at either. Rift head honcho Chris Fantana gets technical.

Amp FAQ: Can vintage guitar amps be dangerous?

Can vintage guitar amps be dangerous? Rift main-man Chris Fantana explains what needs to be done to make old tube amps safe.

Amp FAQ: How do Leslie cabinets work?

This month: the head-spinning world of rotating speaker cabinets explained.

Amplifier FAQ: Can you recommend an affordable solid-state amp for home use?

Rift main man Chris Fantana checks out a cheap and cheerful 1980s solid-state amp that may be ideal for the modern era.

Amplifier FAQ: What is the difference between gain, overdrive, and distortion?

This month, Rift Amplification head honcho Chris Fantana explains the difference between gain, overdrive and distortion.

Amplifier FAQ: When should I get my amplifier serviced?

In the latest instalment of his column, Rift Amplification’s Chris Fantana tackles the thorny issue of amp servicing.

Amplifier FAQ: Will I damage my tube amp by not using the standby switch?

Rift’s Chris Fantana tackles one of the most misunderstood switches in all of guitardom.