The Start Of Your Sound by Dave Hunter Pickups are where it all starts. Wood, strings, hardware, and fingers all interact to produce the note, but the pickup translates it into the signal that makes it electric. The Guitar Pickup Handbook provides an exhaustive and authoritative tonal guide to this most essential of components.
It's a golden age for guitar effects pedal users and makers right now, with over 40 years of design experience and musical experimentation to draw on. Your choice includes the original, pioneering 'vintage' models (if you can find and afford them), or souped-up 'clones' from more contemporary designers. Dave Hunter spells out the pros and cons of both in the uniquely comprehensive guide. In this guitarist-friendly style, the book explores: What each type of effect does, exactly - and the way it combines with your guitar and amplifier tone.
Many effects builders have cited Electronic Projects for Musicians as the book that got them started. This book lays out the basics of effects building, detailing the tools, parts and techniques needed. This book contains 27 different projects including fuzz pedals, ring modulator, phase shifter and compressor, complete with diagrams, illustrations and simple step by step instructions. for those wanting to build their own effects, this is your starting point. 220 pages, softbound, with audio CD demonstrating effects
The Guitar F/X Cookbook & CD ROM By Chris Amelar The ultimate source for guitar tricks, effects, and other unorthodox techniques. This book demonstrates and explains 45 incredible guitar sounds using common stomp boxes and a few unique techniques! Fully illustrated. 55 pages, 0.6 lbs, 9" x 12".