Tone controls – necessity or relics?

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The thread starts: "Who's got them? who hasn't? who avoids amplifiers with them? who uses them? who thinks they're a waste of time? who can't do without them? who thinks they degrade sound? who set them initially and hasn't touched them since? etc etc.

(Not that it needs any help, but just to stoke the fire, a man who I greatly admire in the industry, Alan Shaw (Harbeth), see's them as nigh on critical)."

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