Here is a tip for anyone who has a guitar amp or extension cabinet with a particle board baffle. Changing the baffle from partical board to a high quality plywood will give your cabinet a more open and natural sound. Some players describe particle board sounding and feeling dead as compared to plywood. This is a relatively inexpensive upgrade to any cabinet and you get a great “bang for the buck” so to speak. Larry Rodgers of Rodgers Amplifiers in Florida makes high quality replacement baffles for their particale board counterparts. Larry also makes reproduction amplifer cabinets and offers tube amp repair and restoration services. Here is the contact information to get a plywood replacement baffle from Rodgers: [email protected] and Phone 239-649-8799. You can also read the informative Spotlight feature on Larry here.

Baffle photo credit: Mojo Musical Supply.