Amps!: The Other Half of Rock 'n' Roll

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1993 - Music - 120 pages
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(Book). Electric guitar players can choose from a library full of guitar books, but comparatively little has been written about the other 50% of the electric guitar: the amplifier. This book takes a giant step toward redressing the balance, providing the first overall view of amp-dom, including: how amps work, profiles of the major manufacturers, 'transistor dinosaurs' and their place in amp history, reissues vs. vintage amps, and troubleshooting. Terms are defined in the margin as they are introduced, and plenty of photos and diagrams illuminate the text.
  

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Contents

A Note from the Author
7
Foreword
8
Introduction
10
In the Beginning
12
How do They Work?
14
Three Electrodes
15
Transistors
16
Tube Amps
17
MESA Engineering
50
Whats a Boogie?
51
From a MK I Big Things One Day Come
52
Other Goodies
53
Military Spec
54
What to Look for in a Gibson
57
Matchless
58
Soldano
60

SolidState Amps
19
Fender
20
The Amps Speak
23
Epilogue
29
Vox
30
How Much Do You Want One?
33
Ampeg
34
The Other Great American Company
35
The New Jersey Move
36
Portaflex
37
The Beginning of the End Part 1
38
The Beginning of the End Part 2
39
Epilogue
40
Marshall
41
From Bassmans to Stacks
42
MVs and Beyond
44
JCM 800
46
Jubilee
47
Things to Look for on Marshalls
48
MESABoogie
49
Rivera
63
GT Electronics
65
Sunn
67
Hartzell
69
Sunn Stuff
70
Transistor Dinosaurs
71
The Paleozoic Era
72
American Vox
73
Kustom
74
Son of Whoops
75
Vintage vs Reissue
77
In this Corner Vintage
79
In this Corner Reissue
80
And the Winner Is
82
Help
83
Filter Caps
85
Wires Cables Hums Noise
86
Fuses
87
General Concerns
88
Photo Gallery
89

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About the author (1993)

Eiche has served as an editor and writer for Hal Leonard Corporation since 1980. He has worked on owner's manuals. A keyboardist, songwriter, and Chapman Stick player, he frequently applies his knowledge of musical technology in performances at church with his wife, a singer.

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