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Video DVD - Tube Amps 101
TUBE AMPS 101 or Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started - DVD
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RCA 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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The 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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The 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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The 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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How 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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Video 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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$64.95
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The 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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London 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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The 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ready Set Go!, An Electronic Reference for the Everyman
Ready Set Go! An Electronics Reference for the Everyman By Kevin O'Connor
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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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Western Electric Tube Data, 2nd Edition
Western Electric Tube Data Hard-to-find data for 44 Western Electric tube types (205D, 300B, 350B, etc.) popular for audio use and early tube collecting. Includes pictures of tubes and complete operating characteristics and curves. 240 pages, 1.5 lbs, 8.5" x 11".
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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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The Peavey Revolution
Mississippi native Hartley Peavey pursued a dream that started in his teen years and developed into a musical-instrument dynasty. The Peavey Revolution tells the story of 40 years of persistence and passion, often in Hartley's own colorful words. 11" x 8.5", 160 pages
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Building Vacuum Tube Guitar & Bass Amplifiers, Volume 2
The follow up to Volume 1 in the series, covering more advanced amplifier construction projects for the experienced builder. Includes detailed plans for the following five classic tube amplifiers: Deluxe (5E3) 15 watt amp with push-pull 6V6s Bassman (5F6A) 50 Watt amp with push-pull 6L6s AC30 Top Boost 30 watt amp with quad push-pull EL84s with Top Boost Mods - minus Vibrato circuit Plexi Super Lead (1959) 100 watt amp with quad push-pull EL34s with master volume mod Twin Reverb (AB763) with quad push-pull 6L6GCs with Black Face mods 135 pages, spiral bound, 0.7 lbs, 8.5" x 11".
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The Complete Guide to Guitar & Amp Maintenance
The Complete Guide to Guitar and Amp Maintenance By Ritchie Fliegler From the author of 'AMPS!' comes an essential survival guide for every guitar player and amp owner. Packed with concise, clearly written tips on troubleshooting and repairs, with straightforward, step-by-step instructions using readily available tools. Contains over 150 photos. 80 pages, 0.6 lb.
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The Les Paul Guitar Book
The Les Paul Guitar Book by Tony Bacon Tony Bacon's definitive guide to Gibson's most famous guitar moves into its latest and most complete version yet with this new and thoroughly revised edition. Now with 16 more pages and 45 new pictures, this timely (and re-titled) update of 50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul (2002) tells the story of one of the greatest musical instruments of the 20th century " and one that is still holding center stage today.
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Pickups: Windings and Magnets... And the Guitar Became Electric
Pickups Windings and Magnets...and the Guitar Became Electric By Mario Milan
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Guitar Effects Pedals, Dave Hunter
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.
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The Soul of Tone: Celebrating 60 Years of Fender® Amps
The Soul of Tone - Celebrating 60 Years of Fender By Tom Wheeler, forward by Keith Richards 'The Soul of Tone' is a comprehensive history of the Fender amplifier, detailing the people, musicians and technical innovations that have made Fender amplifiers famous. Contains interviews with musicians such as Les Paul and Dick Dale as well as with people who helped engineer many of the designs. Has over 425 images of legendary guitarists such as Pete Townshend and BB King as well as photos of many different Fender amplifiers. 512 pages, hardbound, includes two audio CD's.
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The Story of Paul Bigsby
The Story of Paul Bigsby By Andy Babiuk
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The Fender® Bassman 5F6-A, 3rd Edition
The Fender Bassman 5F6-A Circuit Analysis of a Legendary Tube Amplifier By Richard Kuehnel Guitar amplifier designers have tweaked, enhanced, or occasionally just copied the Bassman's push-pull class AB design for decades. This advanced book conducts an in-depth analysis of the 1959 model 5F6A, considered by many to be the Bassman at its very best. Step-by-step the author presents all the graphs and formulas a Bassman-inspired circuit designer could ever want. 220 pages, 1.1 lbs
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Guitar Player Repair Guide, 3rd Edition with DVD
Guitar Player Repair Guide - Third Edition How to Set Up, Maintain and Repair Electrics and Acoustics By Dan Erlewine
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Mullard Circuits for Audio Amplifiers
Mullard Circuits for Audio Amplifiers A reprint of a 1959 publication of Mullard Ltd., detailing high-quality circuits for audio amplifiers, pre-amplifiers and other stereophonic reproduction equipment. These designs were originated by Mullard engineers at the Mullard Applications Research Laboratory, and originally appeared in various magazine articles with notes on construction and assembly. 136 pages, 1.0 lb, 8" x 10"
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Electronic Projects for Musicians
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
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The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy 1915-1963
The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy - 1915-1963 By Robb Lawrence Foreword by Les Paul Journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist and recording innovator Les Paul and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design!
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The Amp Book: A Guitarist's Introductory Guide to Tube Amplifiers
Covers what an amp is, how an amp works and what to look for in an amp. Includes history of tube amps from 1932 to the present with detailed information on the evolution of amps both internally and externally. Fender®, Gibson, Gretsch, Vox, Ampeg as well as others are covered. 64 pages, 0.6 lb, 8.5" x 11"
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Building Vacuum Tube Guitar & Bass Amplifiers, Volume 3
The follow up to Volume 1 and 2 in the series, covering advanced amplifier construction projects for the experienced builder. Includes detailed plans for replicas of the following five classic tube amplifiers: VOX AC15 (minus Vibrato) 15 watt amp with push-pull EL84s. Marshall 1958 18 watt amp with push-pull EL84s. Fender Princeton Reverb 15 watt amp with push-pull 6V6GTs. Gibson EH150 25 watt amp with push-pull 6L6Gs. Hiwatt DR103 100 watt amp with quad push-pull EL34s. 120 pages, spiral bound
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Getting the Most Out of Vacuum Tubes
Getting the Most Out of Vacuum Tubes By Robert B. Tomer Types and causes of tube failures, what to expect from tubes, testing methods, and all about tube maintenance programs. 160 pages, 0.6 lbs, 5.5" x 8.5"
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Guitar F/X Cookbook with CD-ROM
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".
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Electric Guitar Amplifier Handbook
New reprint of the 4th edition of this book, originally published in 1973. Discusses signal amplification theory, how each part functions in an amplifier and contains many schematics and amps popular at the time. Softbound, 382 pages (222 pages of schematics)
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Fender® Amps, The First Fifty Years
Fender Amps, The First 50 Years By John Teagle and John Sprung This is the definitive book on Fender's much revered amplifiers. Includes extensive information on the amplifiers that made Fender famous. Has a great section of color photographs of Fender amps and related products as well as a section of photos of parts such as tolex and grill cloth, with the corresponding amp models and years that they were used. This is a must have for any fan of Fender amps!!!! 256 pages, 2.2 lbs, 8.5" x 11".
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Electron Tube Locator
A comprehensive listing of receiving, transmitting, and industrial tube types manufactured in the US and Europ with References to sources of complete data. Includes tube functions, filament/heater characteristics and basing diagrams. Lists approximately 12,000 different tube types. Contains over 300 pages of data and diagrams. 326 pags, 1.5 lbs, 8.5" x 11".
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A Desktop Reference of Hip Vintage Guitar Amps
Gerald Weber answers questions about vintage guitar amplifiers on topics such as biasing for output tubes and easy modifications. He includes an analysis of Fender® classics such as the Tweed Champ, Tweed Deluxe, Deluxe Reverb, Super Reverb and others. Also included are schematics for Ampeg®, Fender®, Gibson®, Hiwatt, Magnatone, Marshall®, Rickenbacker, Silvertone and Vox® amps. 500 pages. 1.5 lbs, 6" x 9"
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Electron Tube Resume
Electron Tube Resume By George H. Fathauer An abridged version of the 'Electron Tube Locator' covering the designation system used by major tube manufacturers in the U.S. and Europe. Includes equivalent tables for U.S. VT types and early Navy types. 30 pages, 0.3 lbs, 5.5" x 8.5"
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Electric Guitars
Electric Guitars By Robert Goudy With over 450 color photographs, this book presents a brilliant review of electric guitars from their early years in the mid-20th century to the present day. A broad range of instruments are illustrated, produced by companies both large and small, including Fender, Gibson, Guild, Ampeg, and Ibanez. Also included are a history of the development of the electric guitar, brief histories of the companies represented, and lists of serial numbers to assist in dating the instruments. Values for the instruments presented are included in the captions.
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Ampeg "The Story Behind the Sound"
Ampeg 'The Story Behind the Sound' By Gregg Hopkins & Bill More This is an excellent book detailing the history of Ampeg and related companies as well as providing interesting information on the people who made the company what it is. Include 200 photographs of Ampeg products as well as photos of musicians who used them. Highly recommended! 288 pages, 2.5 lbs, 11.0" x 8.6" x 0.8"
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An Approach to Audio Frequency Amplifier Design
An Approach to Audio Frequency Amplifier Design First published in 1957 by the Valves and Electronics Department General Electric Company of England, this book covers the essential details and circuit diagrams of a wide range of audio frequency amplifiers from a 5 watt ultra-linear to an 1100 watt Class AB2 amplifier. All designs are based on vacuum tubes. Full parts list accompanies each schematic. 126 pages, 0.6 lb, 6" x 9".
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50 Years of Fender
50 Years of Fender By Tony Bacon Chronology compiled by Paul Day Fender is the most successful modern maker of electric guitars, and the year 2000 marked the 50th anniversary of it's first instrument. This new book tells the complete year-by-year story of Fender's development from 1950 to 2000 accompanied by stunning photographs of players, instruments and memorabilia. 50 Years of Fender is a beautiful, detailed examination of five decades of great guitars and the fine music they inspire. Full Color, 128 pgs, 1.5lbs, 8.5" x 11".
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Sound Advice from Gerald Weber
Sound Advice from Gerald Weber
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Teardowns - Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart , Bryan Bergeron
Foreword by Forrest M. Mims III
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RCA Transmitting Tube Manual TT-5
High quality reprint of the RCA Transmitting Tube Manual TT-5, it includes tubes up to 4kw plate input. Includes technical data, outlines and typical circuits. 316 pages, 0.9 lbs, 5.25 x 8.25"
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Practical Radio Repair
by Ray Bintliff An excellent guide on radio repair, containing practical information on how to repair and restore vacuum tube radios and related electronic devices. Covers tools and test equipment, working safely, troubleshooting methods, making repairs, good workmanship practices with over 270 illustrations and tables. 138 pages, spiral bound, 0.75 lbs, 8.5 x 11
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Atwater Kent Radio Parts List
A companion book to the 1928 A.K. Service Manual (B-356), this reprint shows chassis views and parts identification for all the models listed above. Spiral bound. 64 pages, 0.5 lb., 9 x 11"
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Inside the Vacuum Tube
By John F. Rider This book is one of the most comprehensive ever written about the functions of vacuum tubes. Combining concise writing, real world analogies and illustrations of key concepts, this book is invaluable for those interested in learning about vacuum tubes. 407 pages, 4.375 x 8.25"
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22 Radio and Receiver Projects, Tom Petruzzellis
Whether you're a radio researcher or an electronics enthusiast, this book has everything you need to build and enjoy your own radio receivers. Using easy-to-find parts and tools, this do-it-yourself guide addresses all kinds of radios and receivers both old and new. You'll discover how to identify electronic components and apply construction techniques like a pro! Teaches how to read a schematic, to solder, to use tools, and construction techniques
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Practical Radio Repair, Volume II by Ray Bintliff
This Second Handbook complements the original Practical Radio Repair Handbook and provides additional information including DIY Projects. Other subjects include: Supplies Chemicals Shop Setup Special Tools Test Adapters Test Equipment Documentation Find the first volume here.
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Radio, Wireless Telephone and Wireless Telegraph Equipment
High quality reprint of early (1920s) Montgomery Ward catalog of wireless" equipment. 32 pages of radioskitstubes and books as available 70 years ago. Sorryyou can't order from this catalog! 0.2 lbs 7" x 9.5"33 pages
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Philco Condensers and More, 4th Edition
By: Ray Bintliff, W1RY Revised and expanded service data for: Philco Bakelite block condensers, metal based condensers, mica condensers, tone controls, resistors, speaker field coils and filter chokes. Organized for quick and easy access to data. A single source for hard to find" data. No need to search numerous service manuals and bulletins to find what you need. More than 350 illustrations. 76 pagesspiral bound0.5 lbs8.75" x 11"
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Radio-Craft 50 Years of Radio
Edited by: Hugo Gernsback A reprint of Gernsback’s 1938 special issue of Radio-Craft magazine which commemorated the first 50 years of radio. Contains the reminiscences of radio pioneers DeForest, Sarnoff, Conrad, Crosley, McMurdo Silver and others, as well as the famous Gernsback predictions for the next 50 years. Also details the progression of the vacuum tube, mileposts in television and famous early radio circuits. 144 pages, hundreds of photos. 1.2 lbs.
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The Early Development of Radio in Canada 1901 - 1930
Edited By Robert P Murray This book details the contributions, inventors and companies that brought radio to the airwaves of Canada. A great read about the history of Canadian radio. 160 pages, 1.2 lbs,0.5 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
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Vacuum Tube Valley, Volume 10
Edited by Charles Kittleson Very high quality quarterly publication for electronic enthusiasts interested in the colorful past, present and future of vacuum tube electronics. Check with us for the new quarterly issues as they come out during the year. Fantastic reading and pictures. Warning! Once you read one, you’ll want all of them! Issue 10:6V6 History and Listening Test; Bruce Moore Interview, Part 2; Maxi-Matcher Tube Tester Review; 35 Watt Triode Amp Project; Distortion Analysers; Dumpster Tube: 6AV5; and More. 0.3 lb.
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The Book of Orange
The Book of Orange shows a detailed look at the innovations and work that Orange Amps has come up with throughout the years. The Book of Orange devotes half of its pages to Building the Brand: a history of Orange Amps that details the creation and evolution of the legendary company. High-quality hardcover with a velvet-textured finish, full color pages.
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Zenith Radio Service Manual and Parts List
Re-print of early Zenith service manual. Includes schematics and parts lists for Zenith radios made from 1928 through 1939. Offers help with alignment procedures, antenna alignment, and gives parts lists along with tube layouts on most models. 510 pages, 2.6 lbs, 8.5 x 11"
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Saga of the Vacuum Tube By Gerald F.J. Tyne
The most comprehensive history of the thermionic vacuum tube. Contains hundreds of photos and essential facts to assist in identifying tubes made prior to 1930, and traces the evolution of tube development with histories of the manufacturers. Truly a classic! 494 pages, 1.4 lbs., 5.5" x 8.5"
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How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic
Master the Art of Electronics Repair In this hands-on guide, a lifelong electronics repair guru shares his tested techniques and invaluable insights. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic shows you how to repair and extend the life of all kinds of solid-state devices, from modern digital gadgetry to cherished analog products of yesteryear.
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Radio Manufacturers of the 1920s Vol. 2, softcover
By Alan Douglas. This monumental 3 volume work offers an outline history for each of the major radio manufacturers of the 1920s. It features the company principals and their factories, the financial ups and downs of the industry, and hundreds of pictures of radios produced up to 1930. Each volume over 250 pages, 2 lbs. Soft cover. Volume 2 covers Freed Elsemann through Preiss.
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Radio Dial Belts
By Ray Bintliff This is the radio collector's guide to choosing and replacing dial belts. More then 1000 models from 47 manufacturers are covered and has the complete data for JFD & General Cement belts. Also contains background information regarding dial belts and offers practical advice regarding the replacement of missing or defective belts.
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Flick of the Switch 1930-1950
By Morgan E. McMahon A companion volume to Vintage Radio 1887-1929, this book continues with the history of radio into the beginnings of Television. Over 1000 pictures. 300 pages, 0.8 lbs, 5.35 x 8.5
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Elements of Electricity and Radio
Re-print of the original basic electricity and electronics course from the US Navy. Has chapters on mathematical principals (everyone’s favorite!), to elementary definitions and ohms law, to applications of vacuum tubes. Also has commonly used charts and tables. If you’re interested in electronics, but need to start at the beginning, this book is for you. Great WW II stuff; over 50 years old, but still pertinent information. 205 pages, 0.7 lbs, 6 x 9"
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Recording Studio Technology, Maintenance, and Repairs, Tom McCartney
The #1 reference for studio technology - only this manual covers it all, from equipment installation to professional maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs. This book offers unbeatable guidance - from electronics basics to fine-tuning equipment. It's the one reference no recording studio should be without. The Ultimate Studio Manual - if you want a smoothly functioning, beautifully performing recording studio, this book is the only comprehensive, practical guide to getting it right, from the first idea to final tweaks, from fixes to foolproof follow-throughs.
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RCA Radiolas, Radiotrons and Accessories
A reprint of 1925 RCA promotional literature. 20 pages of pictures and information on models 30, Super VIII, 28, 26, 25, 20, III, and IIIA receivers and loudspeakers #100, 102, 104 and UZ-1325. 20 pages, 0.2 lb, 4.75 x 7.5"
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TV-7/U Test Set-Up Data
High quality reprint of the test set-up manual for the military TV-7/U, TV-7A/U, TV-7B/U, and TV-7D/U versions of Hickok tube testers, normally supplied in the lid of the tester. Also contains operating instructions, conversion table for Army VT numbers, and data table for CV type tubes. 83 pages, 0.4 lb., 6.75 x 5.35
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Radiola - The Golden Age of RCA 1919-1929
By Eric P Wenaas
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Most Often Needed Diagrams
A reprint of Morris Beitman’s Supreme Publications book, showing circuit diagrams for 600 of the most commonly found radios of that time. A valuable resource for restorations. 240 pages, 1.4 lbs, 8.5 x 11
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Zenith: The Early Years 1919-1935
By Harold Cones, Ph.D, John Bryant, with Martin Blankinship and William Wade
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Vacuum Tube Audio - Understanding and Building Tube Amps, Jerry C. Whitaker
Incorporate the "tube sound" into your home audio system. Learn how to work with vacuum tubes and construct high-quality audio amplifiers on your workbench with help from this hands-on resource. This book explains tube theory and circuit analysis. Seven ready-to-build projects feature step-by-step instructions, detailed schematics, and layout tips. You'll also find out how to tweak the project designs and engineer your own custom-built, high-performance amps. Coverage includes Principles and operation theory behind vacuum tubes Tube nomenclature, applications, and specifications
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Tubes and Circuits by Bruce Rozenblit
Tubes and Circuits, is the most comprehensive and up to date text on vacuum tube audio currently available. Join Transcendent Sound's Bruce Rozenblit as he takes the reader on a journey from the basics up through advanced designs. Vacuum tube operation is completely explained from the chemistry of tubes through the electric fields that control them, how they work and how they fail. Essentials of DC and AC circuits are covered as well as some of the most useful circuits in tube audio. Single-ended and push-pull transformer output stage theory is also presented.
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Radio Set Socket Layout Guide 1921 - 1935
This reprint of a 1935 RCA publication shows tube complement, chassis layout and date of manufacture for thousands of radios produced by over 100 different manufacturers. It also contains a tube data chart and base diagrams for RCA receiving tubes. It is very useful for identifying unknown model numbers or determining which tubes belong in a set. 256 pages, 0.9 lb, 5 x 8.25"
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Crystal Radio Projects from the Xtal Set Society Newsletter
Volumes 12 & 13
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Radio Tube Manual
Reprint of early manual giving data and basing diagrams on tubes from 00A through octals and loctals. Includes types BA and BH, Sparton 182B and 183, and 2 pages on early Western Electric types. 35 pages, 0.3 lbs, 5.25 x 8.25"
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Crystal Radio Bonanza
Volumes 9, 10 and 11 of the Xtal Set Society Newsletter, 18 issues from January 1999-November 2001. Over 20 complete projects with detailed instructions along with Q&A. Also contains reprints from old magazines. 226 pages,1.9 lbs, 8.5 x 11"
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Audio DeMystified - A Self Teaching Guide, Stan Gibilisco
Got an ear for audio but want to know more about hos it all works? Audio Demystified gives you sound information on what makes audio-frequency (AF) electronics technologies hum. Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Audio Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex subject.
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Saga of Marconis Osram Valve, softcover
Marconi Osram Valve was born of famous parents in exciting times. It was founded by Lord Hirst, an entrepreneur of stature and vision who believed in individual flair and a supportive and 'can do' culture. Its history covers 100 years, three generations, two world wars and the great developments in broadcasting in the post-war periods. The history is intertwined with Marconi, EMI, RCA, Osram and the GEC itself over virtually the whole period of electronics. Softcover, 346 pages.
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Crystal Set Handbook
By Philip N. Anderson A practical how-to" book of crystal radio construction. Contains a simple oat box projectformulas for coil inductance and coil Qa procedure for measuring coil capacitance and theory for L-C circuit matching. 130 pages0.5 lb5.25" x 8.25".
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Cathedral and Tombstone Radios
By Mark V Stein The source book for collectors of cathedral and tombstone radios this book has ovcer 1500 illustrations of both US and Canadian radios. Brand name and manufacturers are listed along with model numbers, tube and band counts, and cabinet styles. This book has current market values and is a good guide in determining how much a cathedral or tombstone radio is worth.
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Radios That Work For Free
By: K.E. Edwards An experimenter’s handbook on crystal radios, this book includes instructions and theory for building many different crystal radio circuits. 40 pages, 0.5 lb, 5.5 x 8.5"
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The All American Five Radio
By Richard McWhorter Understanding and restoring transformerless radios of the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. 92 pages. Begins with a description of the fundamentals of direct current and alternating current. Also included is some basic information about resisistors. Circuits are discussed in detail beginning with the simplest and progressing to those that are quite complex. When you finish this book, you should be able to read and understand all of the electronic symbols and the functionality of each radio circuit. 92 pages, 0.5 lb, 7 x 10
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