Amps!: The Other Half of Rock 'n' Roll
(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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A Note from the Author
In the Beginning
How do They Work?
Whats a Boogie?
From a MK I Big Things One Day Come
What to Look for in a Gibson
The Amps Speak
How Much Do You Want One?
The Other Great American Company
The New Jersey Move
The Beginning of the End Part 1
The Beginning of the End Part 2
From Bassmans to Stacks
MVs and Beyond
Things to Look for on Marshalls
The Paleozoic Era
Son of Whoops
Vintage vs Reissue
In this Corner Vintage
In this Corner Reissue
And the Winner Is
Wires Cables Hums Noise
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