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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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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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Principles of Power
Principles of Power A Practical Guide to Tube Power Amplifier Design By Kevin O'Connor
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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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Design and Construction of Tube Guitar Amps
Design and Construction of Tube Guitar Amplifiers by Robert C. Megantz A complete yet easy-to-understand explanation of how to design, modify, construct, and test tube amps. Profusely illustrated, the book uses graphic aides and basic algebra and scientific principles to teach you everything you need to know to fully understand tube guitar amp technology from both technical and musical perspectives. 162 pages, softcover, 0.7 lbs, 7" x 10".
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The Guitar Pickup Handbook, Dave Hunter
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.
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The High Performance Marshall Handbook
A guide to great Marshall amplifier sounds. Includes chapters on standard amplifiers from 1962 to 1990, re-tubing for maximum performance, how to overdrive master volume and much more. 55 pages,.50 lbs.
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