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B-695B-695Item ID: 001395The Ultimate Tone, Volume 1
This is the book that jump-started the boutique tube guitar amp business. Learn the truth about tube preamp design and modification; see how tube power amps work and can be made more reliable; see how reverbs and effects loops work and better ways to configure them; learn why some amp brands are easier to service and to mod than others; see how simple switching circuits are but how capable they can be. Tube data for the common types used in guitar and bass amps is provided, along with a discussion of stage set-up and player ergonomics. Spiral bound, 395 figures. 368 pages, 2.5 lbs, 8.5" x 11"
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B-891B-891Item ID: 001421The Ultimate Tone, Volume 3
Have you ever wondered if there is a better way to build a Bassman, Champ, Plexi, an 800, AC-30, Bulldog or Portaflex? Or you wanted to build an SVT with off-the-shelf parts? How about a master-volume amp that doesn't change tone with the master setting? Everything you need to know is right here, including: proper grounding techniques, wiring methods, and mechanical considerations. Eighteen chapters cover the "iconic" amps everyone knows and loves, with schematics and layouts for each, along with the technical history of the product.
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B-946B-946Item ID: 001442The Ultimate Tone, Volume 6
The evolution of guitar amp circuits becomes a revolution! TUT6 takes you through advanced DC Power Scaling methods; reveals the secrets of Dumble amps; explores the truth about high-gain preamps; demonstrates how to build Z-B-X push-pull power amps with a single power tube; simplifies the design of 400W+ tube amps - methods that can be applied to any power level; presents class-G tube amps where 100W of output has the same waste heat as a 25W amp; explores modern mains control and sustain circuitry. 312 Pages, 404 figures, spiral bound, 9" x 11"
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B-772B-772Item ID: 001410The Ultimate Tone, Volume 2
The achievement of great, live sound is the premise used to explore modern high-gain guitar pre-amps, proper treatment of acoustic instruments, tube vocal PAs; dynamic bass gear, all types of tube, semi, hybrid and alternative power amplifier design, power supply mods that are "toneful", simple switching methods, speaker cabinet design, getting the most from effects loops and chains, and, modular stage monitoring systems that work! Spiral bound. 200 figures. 250 pages, 1.9 lbs.
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B-913B-913Item ID: 001425The Ultimate Tone, Volume 5
Every part of your system contributes to your Ultimate Tone, so every part is important. TUT5 delineates, in clear language, the function of each electronic component in a circuit, and how alterations to the value of each part affect the final sound. Gain stage voicing, interstage attenuator optimization, sustain restoration for clean and distorted tones, power amp and preamp "tone generators", simple boost pedals, amp selectors and power conditioners are all covered, with designs using off-the-shelf parts.
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B-932B-932Item ID: 001434The Ultimate Tone, Volume 4
Outlines, in schematic form, many approaches that achieve the goal of power scaling, super scaling and power management. A complete history and discourse on the technology outlines how to implement multiple power scale controls, alternative circuit forms and system impacts. Further tutorials outline the methods for super scaling, with both fixed and variable boost ratios, using both solid-state and tube methods.
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B-749B-749Item ID: 001407Tonnes of Tone
A collection of projects for electric guitar and bass players. Save money by building your own acoustic preamp; build a two-channel tube preamp for guitar, and more. Construct a 15W tube power amp or a true class-A solid state amp. The "experimenters power supply" is excellent for tinkering with tube circuits, containing separate AC heater, DC heater plate and bias supplies. Build a wide range tremolo circuit and an all-tube reverb unit. Circuit operation, construction, & layout guidelines are provided. Every project uses easy to find parts. 105 pages, 1.0 lb, 8.25" x 11"
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B-947B-947Item ID: 001443Vacuum Tube Circuit Design: Guitar Amplifier Poweramps
A comprehensive manual for designing power amps and phase inverters from scratch, this book provides the engineering details that professional amp builders need to create new circuits. To determine how component values effect the dynamics of an overdriven power stage, the author includes full blown studies of grid bias excursion, power supply sag and negative feedback effects. Softbound, 376 pages, 1.7 lbs
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B-956B-956Item ID: 001448Vacuum Tube Circuit Design: Guitar Amplifier Preamps, 2nd Edition
Vacuum Tube Circuit Design: Guitar Amplifier Preamps By Richard Kuehnel Written for experienced builders who want to design their own circuits from the ground up, this book presents a comprehensive study of triode and pentode preamp design. From the impedance characteristics of the guitar pickup, to the Miller capacitance at the second-stage tube grid, the author describes how to manipulate frequency response and control the dynamics of nonlinear distortion. Softbound, 223 pages, 1.1lbs
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B-821B-821Item ID: 001414Ready Set Go!, An Electronic Reference for the Everyman
Ready Set Go! An Electronics Reference for the Everyman By Kevin O'Connor A handy reference for the novice electronic tinkerer and experienced craftsman alike. Informative and easy to read, the book explains: how to read schematic symbols; explains standard notation, S.I.
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B-CD058B-CD058Item ID: 001462Video DVD - Tube Amps 101
TUBE AMPS 101 or Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started - DVD Over 1 ½ hours of video that is like standing over the shoulder of an amp tech for a day, minus the technical jargon. Learn all kinds of tips and tricks, while you watch from your easy chair. This video focuses on an amp that is presented as a 1964 Fender Deluxe Reverb and shows you how to determine its exact date of manufacture. While you go through the test amp you are shown all the things to look for in rehabilitating an old amplifier, things like seeing if the caps are bad and replacing resistors.
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B-822B-822Item ID: 001415RCA Receiving Tube Manual (RC-30)
A high quality reprint of the 1973 RCA Receiving Tube Manual (Technical Series RC-30). Includes tubes not found in RC-19, for example: 6CA7/EL34, 5AR4/GZ34, 6DJ8, 6DN7, 6LF6, 6KG6A/EL509, 6550, 7189, 7591 and the 7868 to name a few. Also includes pictures and industrial receiving tubes. 760 pages, 2.0 lbs, 5.25" x 8.25"
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B-963B-963Item ID: 001454The Guitar Amplifier Player's Guide, Dave Zimmerman
An instruction and reference manual for musicians. The Guitar Amplifier Player's Guide is the definitive musician's instruction and reference manual. Designer and boutique amp builder Dave Zimmerman takes you step-by-step through the journey of understanding great amp tone and how to achieve it by making simple tweaks to your current rig. Never before published Speaker Ohms and Power Tubal Tone charts along with a glossary of Tonal Terms and in-depth discussion of Cords and Cables makes this unique guide a must all for all player - novice and pro. Softbound. 307 pages
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B-707B-707Item ID: 001399How to Service Your Own Tube Amp
A well organized and easy-to-understand approach to guitar amplifier repair covering basic electronics, reading schematics, understanding tubes and transformers, tube biasing and use of test equipment. Also provides 10 troubleshooting flowcharts, voltage charts for typical amplifiers, and many modifications that you can do yourself. 250 pages, 2.3 lbs, 8.5" x 11"
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B-CD056B-CD056Item ID: 001460Video DVD - Ultimate Bench Warrior Volume 1
In this DVD, Lee Jackson show you how to maintain your tube amp and keep it running correctly.
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B-884B-884Item ID: 001418London Power DIY Speaker Cabinets for Musical Instrument Applications
Speaker cabinet design is mysterious to most people, but it doesn't have to be - especially when it comes to speakers for musical instruments. Cabinet evolution is described culminating in Kevin's own designs built by London Power, based on 20+ years of experience and input from expert speaker designers. Resonant and non-resonant cabinets are explored, along with the choice for building materials, finishes, woodworking techniques, installing grill cloth, and the use of wheels and handles. Driver selection and mixing is detailed, covering driver impedance, power ratings and wiring.
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