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The Guitar Amp Handbook: Understanding Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds
Title : The Guitar Amp Handbook: Understanding Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds
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ISBN : 9780879308636
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240

(Book). 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 transfo(Book). 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. In this thorough and authoritative book, Dave Hunter cuts through the marketing hyperbole, and the blind faith, and supplies all the information you need to choose the right amp, and get the best from it. The book also features exclusively conducted, in-depth interviews with leading figures in the tube amp-building world including Ken Fischer, Mark Sampson, and Michael Zaite and even provides full instructions on how to construct your own high-quality tube guitar amp from scratch.


The Guitar Amp Handbook: Understanding Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds Reviews

  • Arnaud Schwartz

    Amazing book to get a grip with how your tube amp is working and how they are made. Highly recommend to any tube amp user.

  • Bill Zappasodi

    Excellent book.

  • East Bay J

    I've been playing electric guitars through effects into guitar amplifiers for twenty six years but it's only in the last five that I've become interested in the electronic circuits that have made this happen. As this interest developed, I did what I so often have done and began to read books on the subject. Guitar amplifiers are particularly complicated beasts and The Guitar Amp Handbook has been instrumental in my grasp of just how it is a guitar amplifier does what it does.Dave Hunter has a fr [...]

  • Charles

    This book brushes the surface of just about every topic related to guitar amplification, tone, and all sorts of "voodoo" related to the topic. Although it is a lot to digest, the topics are well-divided, and I am being honest when I say that the book only hits the high-points of each topic. Within each chapter, I believe one could write an entire other book (at least), but the information is not so shallow to be useless. Also, Hunter's writing is easy to follow and he uses guitar-y phrases like [...]

  • Rodney Frothingham

    For anyone who plays electric guitar, bass, harmonica or other instrument through a tube amp this is a must read.Dave Hunter breaks down the topic into simple digestible pieces taking you through the most basic circuit to fool amplifiers of increasing sophistication.Cannot recommend enough for those seeking knowledge of tube amps and all their glory.

  • David

    my amp is as much a part of my instrument as my guitar. time to actually figure out what is going on inside of the thing. but clearly i need to take some classes in electrical engineering.

  • Steve Losh

    A great introduction to tube guitar amps.The first chapter is pretty heavy on the electronics terminology, so it might be worth it to brush up on the basics before diving in.