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Guitar Amplifier Handbook Paperback – October 1, 2005
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''The Guitar Amp Handbook by Dave Hunter (who has written many a book on guitars) covers everything you need to know about the sought after tube amplifier. There is a very heavy warning on page seven about the danger of opening up an amplifier so I read this book for interest only, rather than intending to get a screwdriver out. Well laid out with detailed chapters on how an amp works plus an assortment of classic amp descriptions, the book then continues on how to choose the best amp for you and how to look after it. Essentially, a one-stop shop for all things Marshall, Fender and Peavey.'' --Fireworks Magazine
About the Author
Dave Hunter is an author, musician, and journalist. He is the presenter and co-author of the "Totally Interactive Guitar Bible" and its two follow-ups, "Interactive Fender Bible" and "Interactive Gibson Bible". Among his other books are the popular "The Guitar Amp Handbook", " Guitar Rigs", and "Guitar Effects Pedals". He contributes regularly to" Guitar Player "and" Vintage Guitar "magazines.
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But this book is a bit all over the place and doesn't have the best flow. ALSO if you want to build the amp mentioned in the book there are some dead links and finding the kit is a pain in the butt! And to spend close to $1,000.00 for a kit for you to assemble for an amp with LESS then 15 watts!??! It's crazy as you can get a used DR. Z, Swart or other for about the same. The kit is WAY overpriced and not a good venture for a first time amp builder. BUT this book was a very interesting read, the amp diagrams were done cheaply by hand (could have used a computer)... But no one else is doing a book like this. I read about 40% of the book in 2 days and it sits nicely on my shelf with my 100 or so other music books now.
I have to admit, without a background in electronics, it is hard to get excited about the technical descriptions in this book, however, after reading about similar parts in many classic amps, I at least feel like I have a better understanding of how to talk amps with friends and customers of mine.
I recommend this book to guitarists looking for historical and basic conversational knowledge of amps. You may even be inspired to gather parts for your own amp build. I know I'm going to! Time to source out parts for a 2x10 tweed combo based on the tweed super! :)
I picked it up because of a user forum for my amplifier. They were discussing mods and I didn't know how to do them or why they would work. This is an excellent introduction to amplifiers. I now understand more about reading schematics and modding, but gained a much broader understanding of amplifiers. It's not everything you need to know about amp design, but it was the exact what I needed to know as a guitar player trying to get the most out of their amp.
I wanted a good book to get into the design elements of major tube amp models, signal chain discussions, etc. This book did just that. It went through the stages found in most common tube amp designs, and gets into specifics on the parts and types involved in each design.
The sections in the back on how to buy an amp, attenuators, power mods, tube types, were way more than I could have expected from a book like this. Written in conversational tone and easy to reference as you need to revisit earlier sections.