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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-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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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-952The Les Paul Guitar Book by Tony Bacon
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.
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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
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B-655Mullard 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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B-959The Story of Paul Bigsby by Andy Babiuk
The Story of Paul Bigsby
By Andy Babiuk
Most musicians are familiar with the famous Bigsby Vibrato, but not as many know about the wonderful guitars that Paul Bigsby built in the 1940s. Bigsby, who was responsible for developing and refining the pedal steel guitar, also built the first modern solid body electric guitar for Merle Travis in 1948, predating Leo Fender and Gibson's Les Paul by a number of years. The Story of Paul A. Bigsby tells how Bigsby influenced Fender and Gibson, as well as a number of other guitar manufacturers, in building techniques and design.
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