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Dave Hunter: How to Find the Sounds You Like Paperback – 27 Feb 2006

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Product details

  • Paperback: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books; Pap/Com edition (27 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879308869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879308865
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.1 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 610,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book has about two half, one a bit of talk about the guitars, and the other whos who of some of the different types. (sorry just checked the page numbers book has 203 pages (some blank pages) but 010-055 is about the bits within a guitar and 058-203 is about whos who of guitars (ie the woods, Bits, and makers etc)

The First half talks about woods, pickups (what i did like reading), Tremelo's (also good but small) Electronics (not even a page)

My feeling (note this is ME ONLY) that you would be better off with some kind of Building/Repairing Guitars book and a Whos Who than this one book that tries to mix the two.

Giving it 3 stars (the writing was great) but i felt the books title let it down for the subject inside. When the writer was talking about the parts of the guitar they had a very human part to them and felt like someone was talking to you than just blurtin bits at you.
As for the CD 64 Tracks of Rifts showin (well sounding) some of the guitars (Note list is found at back from 201-203) {what i guess is a PLUS for this book and i dont think ive seen else were)
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At the minute, I'm building my first electric guitar from scratch and this book was vital to my choice of parts and woods. Every part of the guitar is explained in detail; it's function and how it affects the tone/sound of the instrument. Dave lists the main types of woods and their qualities, the different models of bridges, bolt on necks, set necks, nuts... The list goes on. Even a bit of history of how and when parts were first used and engineered.

It is written in a really easy to read and understand style and I would definitely recommend it to anybody looking to familiarise themselves with the parts of a guitar and their functions. Anybody planning to build a guitar, anybody looking to purchase a guitar, anybody wanting to know more about their guitar, anybody interested in guitars in general... this book is for you.
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If you play or have an interest in the electric guitar this book will be like someone turning on the light and opening the curtains. It explains why differing guitars sound the way they do in an easy to read format and covers a wide range of popular and the more obscure to make its point. Great if you build your own guitars or just excellent bed time reading. One for your Christmas or Birthday list!
Chris.
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I bought it thinking it was about guitar set-up, amps and pedals. It's not.
It's a catalogue of guitars focussing on wood and pick-ups with subjective
descriptions of sound. It describes what each one is, not what you can do with it.
Having said that - and I really must read the small print - I found it a brilliant read. Lot of detail, extremely well-written, and exhaustive.
Authors rarely choose titles?
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