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The Guitar Amp Handbook, Dave Hunter
Understanding Tube Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds There's a huge amount of hype and mythology surrounding tube amplifiers in the guitar world. for years, experts have argued over the tiny details of exactly how they do what they do, and how their various components interact. What's undeniable is that, far more than being just a 'loudness booster,' the unique combination of tubes, capacitors, resistors, and transformers in these amps can contribute enormously to the quality of sound derived from any electric guitar.
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$23.95
Video DVD - Tube Amps 101, Volume III
Mods, Repairs & Trouble Shooting A two hour tour using actual vintage amplifiers. Hear the symptoms and watch how to repairs. Volume III includes several takes on transformer replacement, how to resurrect that old garage sale find, including the complete rehab of a '58 Tweed Deluxe as well as amp modding. Watch the famous "PAUL C" mod applied to a Princeton Reverb, add some spank to a Bandmaster or put some fire in the Bass Channel of a '66 Bassman and much more.
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$38.95
Video DVD - More Tube Amps 101
MORE TUBE AMPS 101 - Repairs & Maintenance - DVD Here's what you've been waiting for! Over two hours of REAL repairs and troubleshooting, inside of REAL vintage tube amps! You also get a FREE 'secret link' to downloadable (and printable) reference files.
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Ultimate Bench Warrior
Amp guru Lee Jackson covers: tools of the trade; the basics of soldering; different tube types, with specs and histories; electronic symbols; amplifier modifications from gain stages to adding reverbs; schematics of solidstate circuits and power supplies and more. Features 180+ photos and illustrations. 151 ppAmp guru Lee Jackson covers: tools of the trade; the basics of soldering; different tube types, with specs and histories; electronic symbols; amplifier modifications from gain stages to adding reverbs; schematics of solidstate circuits and power supplies and more.
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$26.95
Vacuum Tube Guitar and Bass Amplifier Theory
Vacuum Tube Guitar and Bass Amplifier Theory By Tino Zottola Describes the history and operation of vacuum tubes as well as how they are used in guitar/bass amplifier circuits. Amplifier electrical and physical layout is then examined. The factors affecting amplifier sound are also described. Included in the appendices is useful data such as: resistor and capacitor codes, vacuum tube electrical data, wire gauge table, and musical scale frequency chart. 59 pages, 0.6 lb., 8.5" x 11".
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Tube Guitar Amplifier Essentials
Gerald Weber, of Kendrick amplification fame, is the author of A Desktop Reference of Hip Vintage Guitar Amps and Tube Amp Talk for the Guitarists and tech. This is his third book, and works well as a companion to his previous books or on its own. 528 pages, softbound
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$28.95
Building Vacuum Tube Guitar & Bass Amplifiers, Volume 1
Building your own vacuum tube guitar or bass amplifier from scratch is truly an exciting experience. This book describes the detailed construction of five vacuum tube amplifiers. The construction of these amplifiers is described in full detail with chassis drilling templates, component installation, wire-by-wire hook-ups and schematics. The amplifier projects included in this book are: Sonic MA1 (two tube amp, late 1950s design with a solid state rectifier) All American 4 (four tube amp, early 1960s design using common radio tubes found in "All American 5" radios made between 1947 and 1971)
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$25.95
Tube Amp Talk for the Guitarist and Tech
A compilation of articles written for Vintage Guitar magazine from 1993 to 1996. Includes sections with articles on servicing your guitar amp, modifications, and also includes a "Trainwreck" section full of articles written by Ken Fischer for Vintage Guitar. Foreword is written by Billy F. Gibbons. 537 pages, 2 lbs, 6" x 9"
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$24.95