Amped: The Illustrated History of the World's Greatest Amplifiers

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Voyageur Press, May 7, 2012 - Music - 208 pages
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Guitarists love amps really love them. Amplifiers may look dull to the rest of the world, but to guitarists they are full of mystique, romance, and rockin' sound. And while there are many strong-selling electric guitar histories available, here's the first illustrated history of the electric guitar s best friend, the amp. World-famous guitar and amp historian Dave Hunter tells the story of 60 of the greatest amps ever built, including classics from Fender, Marshall, Vox, the bizarre EchoSonic that created Elvis' sound, and the ultimate esoteric $75,000+ Dumble amps. The story is illustrated with hundreds of technical photos, rare machines, catalogs, memorabilia, and the amps of the stars, from Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Eric Clapton. This is a book guitarists will drool over.

 

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Contents

1937 Rickenbacher M11
10
1946 Masco MAP15
12
19461947 Fender Dual Professional
14
1949 Silvertone 1304
18
1950 Oahu 230k Tone Master
20
1950s FlotATone
22
1952 Gibson GA50T
24
1955 Danelectro Twin Twelve
26
1963 Gretsch 6156 Playboy
108
1963 Fender Twin Reverb AB763
110
1964 Vox AC4
114
1964 Sonola Reverb 98RT
116
1964 Fender Super Reverb
118
1964 Selmer Zodiac Twin 50
122
1965 Vox AC30 Top Boost
126
1965 Supro Model 24
134

1955 Fender Pro 5D5
30
1955 Gretsch 6169 Electromatic Twin Western
32
1955 Montgomery Ward 55 JDR 8437
34
1956 Ray Butts EchoSonic
36
1957 Fender Champ 5F1
40
1957 Maestro GA45T
44
1958 Fender Twin 5F8A
46
1958 Magnatone Custom 280
52
19581960 Fender Bassman 5F6A
56
1959 Ampeg Jet 12
62
1959 Fender Deluxe 5E3
64
19591960 Fender Super 5G4
68
1960 Vox AC15
72
1960 Fender Tremolux 5G9
74
1960 Vox AC30
78
1960 Fender Showman 6G14
82
1961 Gibson GA79RVT
86
1961 Selmer Truvoice Selectortone Automatic
88
1961 Ampeg M15
90
1962 Fender Princeton 6G2
94
1962 Marshall JTM45
96
1963 Epiphone EA50T Pacemaker
100
1963 Fender Vibroverb 6G16
102
1963 Vox AC10
106
1965 Airline 629015A
138
1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb
140
1965 Marshall Model 1958
144
1965 Vox Pacemaker V3
146
1966 Supro S6651 Big Star
148
1968 Hiwatt Custom 50 DR504
150
1968 Kustom 100 115L2
154
1968 Rickenbacker Transonic TS100
156
1968 Marshall JMP50 Plexi
160
1970 WEM Dominator Mk III
164
1970 Marshall Model 1959 Super Lead
168
1971 Orange Graphic Overdrive GRO100
174
1975 Park Lead 50
178
1977 MesaBoogie Mark 1
180
1982 Dumble Overdrive Special
186
1986 Trainwreck Express
190
1990 Soldano Super Lead Overdrive SLO100
194
1990 Matchless DC30
198
1994 Matchless Spitfire
200
2000 TopHat Club Deluxe
202
2011 Dr Z Carmen Ghia
204
Index
207
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About the author (2012)

Author Dave Hunter is a well-known expert to amp and guitar freaks. He's a writer for Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazines and author of Star Guitars and numerous other music books. He lives and plays his many guitars and amps in Portsmouth, NH.

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