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Video DVD - Understanding Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifiers
Understanding Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifiers - DVD By Gerald Weber Kendrick Amplifiers President, Gerald Weber, has overhauled and serviced over 15,000 vacuum tube guitar amplifiers, designed dozens of new model amplifiers and has produced thousands of boutique tube guitar amplifiers. This DVD will transform your experience of tube guitar amplifiers forever. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, you will never see tube guitar amplifiers the same again. Covers: AC and DC Voltage AC and DC current Resistance Capacitance Capacitive Reactance and how this affects frequency respsonse
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$59.95
The 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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$65.00
The 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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$108.00
Tonnes 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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$31.45
The Tube Amp Book, Deluxe Hardcover Edition with CD-ROM
The Tube Amp Book Deluxe Hardcover Edition with CD-ROM By Aspen Pittman Already known as the bible of tubes and tube amps, The Tube Amp Book is now even better. This deluxe revised edition features 40% new material including a CD-ROM of circuit diagrams plus a dramatically improved design and page layout. The book's technical tips, in-depth electronic specs and explanations, rare schematics, and full-color plates make it a must-have for the legions of tube-tone fanatics. Hardcover 416 pgs, 6.0 lbs 9.75" x 12.5"
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$39.50
Vacuum 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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Vacuum Tube Guitar and Bass Amplifier Servicing
Guitar amp repair is split into several categories: User serviceable problems (fixable without chassis removal), dead and strange sounding amps. Includes sections on amp disassembly, preventative maintenance, special effects repair, signal tracing, component testing and replacement, bias adjustment, tube matching and amp mods. It's assumed the reader knows basic electronic theory, reading schematics, and can use tools and test equipment. 84 pages, 0.8 lb, 8.5" x 11"
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$23.95
Vacuum 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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$49.95