The Soul of Tone: Celebrating 60 Years of Fender Amps

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2007 - Music - 512 pages
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From the same "dream team" that created The Fender Stratocaster Chronicles (Vintage Guitar magazine's 2004 Book of the Year) comes this new publication covering the other side of Fender's legacy, the instrument amplifier. Revered as much as one's guitar, the Fender amplifier gets its due in this full-color, richly illustrated book. Features over 400 images, including legendary guitarists such as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Neil Young, Pete Townsend, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, Robbie Robertson and Dick Dale, and two CDs featuring over 120 tracks that make terms and topics come alive.
  

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What makes a 52 esquire sound so kick ass through a tweed deluxe... this book will tell you. Like anyone but Nick cares. Read full review

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My secret passion,nice pictures of old Fender amps! Read full review

Contents

The Other Legacy of Leo Fender A Kind of Divine Perfection
23
Leo Fender 20th Century Man
37
Electronic Journey An Overview of Tube Amplification
47
FOUR Speakers Baffles and Cabs The Basics
65
Tube Basics
79
Tube Performance Bias SingleEnded vs PushPull Class A vs Class AB
89
Electrical Bloodlines Classic Fender Amps A Circuitous Approach
99
In the Beginning 1940s KFs Woodies and Early Tweeds
111
Dismal Days and Resurrection William Schultz and the Buyout of 85
345
The Awakening Rediscovering Good Tone
357
Into the 1990s Push Buttons Pro Tubes and New Tweeds
363
Forward into the Past The Reissues
375
A Custom Shop of the Mind Fenders Elite HandWired Amps
391
Watershed 95 The Arrival of Ritchie Fliegler
401
Tone Machines of the New Millennium
419
Going Digital the Fender Way Cyber Amps and GDECs
443

The TV Fronts of 1948 to 1953 Pages From a Place Called Fullerton California
127
The Wide Panel Tweeds 1953 to 1955
145
Fullerton High The Class of 55
157
From Tweed to Tolex Leo Fender and the New Amps Don Randall and the New Message
197
Family Ties and Transitions The Browns and Blondes Evolve
229
Into the Black The Landmark Amps of 1963
255
CBS and the Takeover of 65 Changing of the Guard
283
Trial and Error The Solid State Experiment
295
The Silverface Era PostLeo Tube Amps Round 1
303
Early 80s New Blood Paul Rivera Arrives Solid State Returns
331
Fender Bass Amplification A Whole New LowDown
457
The Tone Zone Facts Opinions and Mythconceptions
469
The Great American Amp If you had to pick just one what is the Great American Amplifier the tone machine in excess the amp of amps?
479
Amp Collectors Roundtable
489
THE AUTHOR
495
VINTAGE AMPLIFIER CD LISTENING GUIDE
496
MODERN AMPLIFIER CD LISTENING GUIDE
498
PHOTO CREDITS
500
INDEX
502
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Tom Wheeler is managing director of Core Capital and the author of Take Command: Leadership Lessons from the Civil War. He is chairman and president of the Foundation for the National Archives, a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling the American story through its documents, and a former director of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). He lives in Washington, D.C.

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