The Guitar Amp Handbook: Understanding Tube Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds
(Book). There's a huge amount of hype and mythology surrounding tube amplifiers in the guitar world. For years, experts have argued over the tiny details of exactly how they do what they do, and how their various components interact. What's undeniable is that, far more than being just a "loudness booster," the unique combination of tubes, capacitors, resistors, and transformers in these amps can contribute enormously to the quality of sound derived from any electric guitar. In this thorough and authoritative book, Dave Hunter cuts through the marketing hyperbole, and the blind faith, and supplies all the information you need to choose the right amp, and get the best from it. The book also features exclusively conducted, in-depth interviews with leading figures in the tube amp-building world including Ken Fischer, Mark Sampson, and Michael Zaite and even provides full instructions on how to construct your own high-quality tube guitar amp from scratch.
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Everything you've wanted to know about good guitar amps and their alternatives can be found in this book. I originally started reading this book only to see how PA amplifiers stood up to dedicated guitar amplifier and found a plethora of information related to guitar amps. If you're shopping for a guitar amplifier or just want to understand how yours works, check out this book!