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by Jack Darr

Jack Darr's Electric Guitar Amplifier Handbook details the following: How guitair amplifiers work How to make amp repairs properly and safely How to troubleshoot tube and transistor amps of all sizes Details on "typical" amp circuits And much more! Whether you're an audio engineer or a musician with thirst for knowledge, you'll will find the explanations in this book easy to comprehend as long as you have a general interest in electronics and a passion for DIY. This is a new reprint of the fourth edition, originally published in 1973. Contains three sections, 'How Guitars Work', 'Service Procedures and Techniques', and 'Commercial Instrument Amplifiers.' Everything you need to know about how each part of the amp works and what to do about it if it doesn't work.The final section of the Handbook is full of schematics for many of the guitar amplifiers in use at the time including models from Ampeg, Bogen, Baldwin, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, and others. Line drawings and photos.
Download Electric Guitar Amplifier Handbook epub
ISBN: 1882580486
ISBN13: 978-1882580484
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: Jack Darr
Language: English
Publisher: Audio Amateur, Incorporated; Fourth edition (November 3, 2017)
Pages: 384 pages
ePUB size: 1396 kb
FB2 size: 1598 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 934
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Although I'm a retired Civil Engineer, a performing guitarist for 50 years and owner of 7 vintage tube amps and 2 modern tube amps, I guess I wasn't smart enough to "get" this. I wanted to get a good understanding of how the circuits work, but didn't quite get there. Maybe it's more for a guitar amp repairman than someone wanting to understand the workings of guitar amps in detail.
Good to have if you plan on repairing tube amps.
For the advanced technician, great read, Nice that someone has taken the time to reprint this great book. Well worth the money and recommended as a must read by some members of the, Outstanding book at a reasonable price. I would recommend this to my friends.
blac wolf
suggested by Skip Simmons, it is in fact a great reference and read.
This book can be found online for free! Download it and buy it too. I did!! I can take this book anywhere I want and I enjoy reading it anywhere I go! Great book!
As one who owns stacks of guitar amplifier books, I bought this one after seeing a mention of it. To sum it up, it was a book for a TV repair shop who wanted to work on guitar amplifiers. This is how many amp techs got their start in the business (when there was little info out there). It had a few bright spots on problem solving, but it far from best in its class. It has no understanding of tone and is very old school (amplifiers are not to distort). Most of the book is schematics (second half). What little I got from this book was in testing (for repairs) that will help somewhat in building amplifiers. But overall, I did learn some things to fill some holes in my knowledge and you may do so too. But if you are looking at this because you like vintage amps it is pretty much a bad choice these days and the old school advice is simply bad advice. The basic premise is to get an amp to work again nothing more. There is also a lot of not very important information. OK, it is a classic and folks way back when loved it, but there are so many books out there now, it really does not cut it now. On the other hand, so many people wanted this book that is was reprinted in 2006 when the last printing was 1977. So it is OK buy this to fill in your book collection or pick something up, but realize there is not really that much here. (If you know nothing about electronic repair it may have more value to you in that regard only, then you need to get all the current info from all the other books that are available). Also you are not going to fix your own amplifier if that is what you want to do. Bring it to a good amp tech, they really are not expensive compared to auto repairs.