The Guitar AMP Handbook: Understanding Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds Paperback – 28 Oct 2005
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'While reading the book I was amazed at how the author, Dave Hunter, would answer questions just as they were forming in my head … it lays down a whole big picture overview of guitar amplifier technology for guitar players in language easily understood by them. Every guitar player should read this book!' --Oldschoolguitar.com
About the Author
Dave Hunter, author of Guitar Effects Pedals, is an American musician and journalist who has worked in both Britain and the USA. His is a former editor of The Guitar Magazine (UK), has contributed to TV and radio documentaries, and has edited and contributed to books such as: Acoustic Guitars - The Illustrated Encyclopedia; The Tube Amp Book - Deluxe Revised Edition; Guitar - A Complete Guide for the Player; and Recording Guitar and Bass.
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I am interested in how a valve amp works - I have built my own from a kit, but I didnt really understand it, I just followed the instructions.
Now I know what the different components do and this book has given me suggestions for possible mods to tweak the sound
The book is extremely well-written, it is not too simplistic, nor too technical, you dont need to know electronics, but you will learn why different amps are designed the way they are.
Its a pleasure to read a book that is neither too dumbed down or aimed solely at people with electronics expertise. Excellent.
He goes through the amp in easy to follow detail from pre-amp to speakers. The book covers some good examples of production and classic amps and has some interesting interviews with boutique amp builders. I built my 5E3 deluxe clone from his articles in Guitar & Bass mag,(he used to edit it,) and it was a very positive and enjoyable experience. I have not built the amp described in this book, though I may well do.
delivery was very fast and the price, including transport, was less than I had to pay in the Netherlands. what else does one wants
It is neither a technical book for "tech heads" - it's far too simplistic - nor is it a helpful manual for musos who just want to be helped to understand the basic concept of how their amp works. It is a classic case of falling between 2 stools.
I do respect the time that the author has spent on the writing of this book but I have to ask myself - why did he bother. I have been playing live for nearly 30 years through innumerable different amps and I was looking for a book, couched in laymans terms, that would help me understand their workings. Asolutely no joy here. Sorry. Al F
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If I could only have one book about tube amps and tone - this would be it. I love the way Dave Hunter writes and his pragmatic view on the vintage hype that's going on in the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Kunde
Excellent book for the guitarist interested in understanding what makes a good amp and what can improve their tone. Read morePublished 20 months ago by C J Homfray
This is not a good book.It has the problem of needing to be clearer in the parts it is hazy over.... and less verbose where clarity and conciseness is needed. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Aitch Kay
I have not had time to read the whole book yet, i'm still working my way through it, but I have read Dave Hunter's book on effects pedals, and I expect this book to be just as... Read morePublished on 31 July 2014 by faj
If you use an amp and want to gain knowledge of how it works!.....its worth getting and keeping for future reference?...Published on 2 Aug. 2013 by D. T. Taylor