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B-749Tonnes of Tone by Kevin O'Connor
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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B-910The Tube Amp Book by Aspen Pittman
Already known as the bible of tubes and tube amps, The Tube Amp Book by Aspen Pittman 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.
416 pgs, 6.0 lbs 9.75" x 12.5"
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B-947Vacuum Tube Circuit Design: Guitar Amplifier Poweramps by Richard Kuehnel
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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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
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B-821Ready Set Go! An Electronic Reference for the Everyman by Kevin O'Connor
Ready Set Go! An Electronics Reference for the Everyman
By Kevin O'Connor
A handy reference for the novice electronic tinkerer and experienced craftsman alike. Informative and easy to read, the book explains: how to read schematic symbols; explains standard notation, S.I.
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B-659Western 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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B-911Building Vacuum Tube Guitar & Bass Amplifiers, Volume 1 by Tino Zottola
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.
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B-726Principles of Power 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.
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B-962The Guitar Pickup Handbook by 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.
Dave Hunter traces the history and development of the pickup, from the 1920s to the present day, explaining magnet type, size, and structure, and the many different types of coils.
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B-915Building Vacuum Tube Guitar & Bass Amplifiers, Volume 2 by Tino Zottola
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 wi
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