The Enduring Allure: A History of Tube Guitar Amps

The Enduring Allure: A History of Tube Guitar Amps

In this exploration, we'll delve into the rich history of the tube amp, tracing its evolution from a niche innovation to the cornerstone of electric guitar tone. We'll meet the pioneers who pushed boundaries, explore the iconic sounds born from glowing tubes, and understand why, even in the age of digital modeling, tube amps continue to hold a special place in the hearts (and ears) of guitarists worldwide.
March 28, 2024 — Austin Woodruff

Podcast Episode 3 | Interchange Noise Works' Jared "JJ" Johnson

You can now check out the third installment of Runway Audio’s podcast! This month, we talked with the Founder/CEO of Interchange Noise Works, Jared “JJ” Johnson.

March 31, 2022 — Austin Woodruff

6 Great Instagram Accounts for Guitar Gear

Instagram is filled with loads of valuable information on guitars and gear. Knowing where to look and who to trust is key to learning and acquiring the right gear. We know it can be hard and time-consuming to find the right channels so we compiled a list of pages we feel are informative and useful. Check it out!

March 29, 2022 — Austin Woodruff

What Stood Out from NAMM 2021

This past week, our feeds have been full of all of the awesome releases from the annual winter NAMM show. As lovers of gear, we were glued to the virtual demonstrations of new products and we were so happy to even have a NAMM this year to talk about. With the many releases announced this past week, we wanted to highlight a few of our favorites that you should keep in mind. 

January 25, 2021 — Max Creech

Guitar Gifts That Won't Break the Bank 2020

This holiday season, the team at Runway has gotten together to make a gift guide that WON’T break the bank. Whether buying gifts for friends or even yourself, these gifts will be a hit. 

December 07, 2020 — Max Creech

COVID Update: Dealer Support

During this time, we are offering support to music stores who sell our cables. For the month of April, we are sending a portion of our gross online sales to our authorized dealers that are located in the area where direct sales are shipped. 

April 10, 2020 — Max Creech

Necessary Items for Musicians During Quarantine

We sat down and figured out what every guitar player needs to keep his or her chops up during quarantine!

March 19, 2020 — Max Creech

What is an IR?

Fender Bassman Amp

Lately, in the guitar world, there has been a lot of talk on IRs and amplifier simulators especially with the release of the Line 6 HX Stomp and the Strymon Iridium. Most of the time, these units are quite convincing and sound nearly identical to the original amp and cab setup. While many of us have just recently heard about IRs in the last couple years, they have actually been around since the 70’s. Let’s look at what an IR is and why it is so cool.

January 14, 2020 — Sean Newell

Signal Chain Basics

When you’re just starting into building a pedalboard, it’s crazy to look at some of your favorite guitarists boards and think “How does that even work?” or “How did they put that all together?” Let me tell you, that board didn’t just appear. Many guitar players go through multiple boards and many pedals to finally reach the setup they are using now, typically getting more complex with each iteration. But everyone has to start somewhere! And that’s what we are exploring today: the basics of your first signal chain.

Digital Delay: How It Works and the DD-20

Currently, digital delay units can be found in CPU’s to use as plugins in DAWs, and in DSP chips to use in rack units and guitar pedals. I am going to discuss a few techniques used in creating these delay units from a digital signal processing (DSP) prospective, and then talk about my favorite digital delay unit that utilizes these techniques.

November 04, 2019 — Sean Newell

What You Need to Know About Power Supplies

If you are here right now, you are most likely looking for the best way to power the pedalboard you are assembling. You’ve come to the right place. Everyone here at Runway has been through this cycle and learned along the way. Learn from our mistakes and what we have found to be the most important features of power supplies. 


October 28, 2019 — Max Creech

How Chorus Works

The sound of the ’80s. That’s what people are gonna say when they hear the words chorus pedal. But chorus really is so much more than that. My chorus pedal is one of my all-time favorites on my board. Chorus, when used properly, is a great accent and can be used in almost any style of music. 

October 14, 2019 — Max Creech