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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.Early entrepreneurs like Fender took a big chunk of their designs from the manuals published by tube manufacturers. ... The manuals published by RCA were particularly ubiquitous, and their amp circuits are still the basis for most guitar amps. ... for more info): 10 to 25 watts for two 6V6s; 30 to 45 watts for two 6L6/5881s or EL34s; 70 to 100 watts for four 6L6/5881s or EL34s; 200 watts for four KT88s.

Author: Ritchie Fliegler, Jon F. Eiche
Publisher:Hal Leonard Corporation - 1993

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