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B-884DIY Speaker Cabinets for Musical Instrument Applications by Kevin O'Connor
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.
$22.00
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B-956Vacuum Tube Circuit Design: Guitar Amplifier Preamps, 2nd Ed. by Richard Kuehnel
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
$39.95
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B-957The Fender® Bassman 5F6-A, 3rd Edition by Richard Kuehnel
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
$39.95
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B-933Building Vacuum Tube Guitar & Bass Amplifiers, Volume 3 by Tino Zottola

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


$25.95
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B-695The Ultimate Tone, Volume 1, Modifying & Building Tube Amps by Kevin O'Connor
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"
$85.00
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B-941Guitar Player Repair Guide, 3rd Edition with DVD by Dan Erlewine
Guitar Player Repair Guide - Third Edition
How to Set Up, Maintain and Repair Electrics and Acoustics
By Dan Erlewine
This revised edition is a step-by-step manual to maintaining and repairing electric or acoustic guitars and basses. Players will master the basic maintenance and set up of a guitar. An advanced crafts-person will discover this to be a valuable reference source for complex procedures such as replacing nuts and frets. This third edition incorporates new techniques and tools, plus detailed repair information for specific models.
$24.95
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B-891The Ultimate Tone, Volume 3, Generations of Tone by Kevin O'Connor
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.
$85.00
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B-726Principles of Power, A Practical Guide to Tube Amplifier Design by Kevin O'Connor
Principles of Power
A Practical Guide to Tube Power Amplifier Design
By Kevin O'Connor
Offers a simplified method for designing tube power amps for audio. Tube operation is explained, as are circuit principles. Class-A or B, cathode, fixed bias, and push-pull and single-ended designs are covered, as are many front-end circuits. Includes designs using off-the-shelf transformers and current production tubes. Power outputs of 15 to 400W are depicted using pentodes and true triodes. Also, covers power supplies, selected tube data, and information on Hammond and Plitron transformers.
$52.00
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B-913The Ultimate Tone, Volume 5, Tone Capture by Kevin O'Connor
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.
$85.00
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B-928Electronic Projects for Musicians, A Comprehensive Guide by Craig Anderton
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
$27.95
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