How to Hot Rod Your Fender Amp

Modifying Your Amplifier for Magical Tone

Author: Jeffrey Falla

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760338477

Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 4907

This guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of getting the best sound possible out of their Fender amp with simple and advanced modifications. These include essential and fundamental tips like selecting tubes, capacitors, pots, and other electronic equipment, as well as biasing and setting up your amp. It also covers great hot-rodding enhancements to give you the tone of the pros at your fingertips, such as making one channel into an overdrive channel, modifying tone controls, making one channel either a Marshall or Vox channel (changing preamp and tone arrangement—not a permanent, destructive mod), building splitter boxes to run two amps simultaneously, creating splitter speaker setups within one amp, building the perfect gig amp (something light and portable, but with big sound, like an early Mesa Boogie), and more.

Tube Amp Talk for the Guitarist and Tech

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780964106017

Category: Music

Page: 545

View: 6411

(Book). For this follow-up to his popular A Desktop Reference of Hip Vintage Guitar Amps , Gerald Weber has compiled his articles and "Ask Gerald" columns that have appeared in Vintage Guitar from 1993 to 1996. As a special bonus, Ken Fischer's "Trainwreck Pages" from Vintage Guitar are also included. This book assumes that the reader has at least a working knowledge of tube guitar amplifiers, and it will be helpful and interesting whether or not guitarists intend to perform their own servicing.

A Desktop Reference of Hip Vintage Guitar Amps

Author: Robert Watkins

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780964106000

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 5621

(Book). If you have questions about guitar amplifiers-how to fix them, how to restore them, or how to hot-rod them-this book has the answer. This book is written for the guitarist or collector who desires a common sense approach to understanding the essence of vintage tube amps and vintage tube tone. Not written for engineers, it does not contain engineering formulas, polar mathematic equations, or abbreviations that are assumed you should know. Gerald Weber, a regular columnist for Vintage Guitar magazine, shares the knowledge he has accumulated over the years of repairing and building his line of Kendrick amps.

365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play

The Most Sublime, Bizarre and Outrageous Gear Ever

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610587944

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 7380

Guitarists love guitars. Few own just one, and most are dreaming of their next acquisition. To help them out, here is the ultimate bucket list of guitars—plus guitar amps and various guitar effects—that aficionados must play. Included are the classics, such as the great Fender guitars, the Stratocaster and Telecaster, and the stylish Gibson Les Paul. Included as well are the dream creations—masterpieces from D’Angelico and Gretsch. And then there are the weird guitars—the outrageous, rare, and so-strange-they’re-cool, and your beloved childhood guitar that you first learned on. Included as well are the guitar amps, from vintage to current, rare to essential, plus the stompboxes, foot pedals, and guitar effects that you simply have to take for a ride. Each instrument is profiled along with a short description of its history, technical features, and what it’s like to play. Photographs and rare memorabilia add the crowning touch, making this the perfect impulse buy or giftbook for any and all guitarists.

The Tube Amp Book

Author: Aspen Pittman

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879307677

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 9407

(Book). Already known as the bible of tubes and tube amps, The Tube Amp Book is now even better! This deluxe revised edition contains 40% new material, with a comprehensive A-Z section covering all the great tube amp manufacturers, with histories, photos and information. Brands include Ampeg, Dr. Z, Fender, Gibson, Hiwatt, Marshall, Matchless, Mesa/Boogie, Orange, Vox, Watkins and many others. Features a CD-ROM with 800 available schematic and layout diagrams, from Ampeg to Western Electric, plus dramatically improved design and page layout. The book's technical tips, in-depth electronic specs and explanations, over 350 schematic diagrams, and full-color plates make it a must-have for the legions of tube-tone fanatics. Hardcover with convenient enclosed spiral binding.

How to Build Electric Guitars

The Complete Guide to Building and Setting Up Your Own Custom Guitar

Author: Will Kelly

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610585658

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 1886

In the past few years the market for electric guitar kits and parts has exploded. For every two enthusiasts, there are four opinions on how properly to fill woodgrain. In this book, Will Kelly cuts through all that noise and shows how, with a little patience and some inexpensive tools, the average person can turn a modest investment into a gig-worthy instrument and perhaps even a lifelong hobby.Kelly presents guitar-building in a progressive fashion, beginning with a simple Stratocaster-style kit with a bolt-on neck and continuing on to a "relic'd" Telecaster-style build, two Gibson-style set-neck models, and a custom double-neck mash-up. Because each build is more involved than the previous, the reader builds on his or her skill set and acquires only the tools necessary for the reader's level of interest. Kelly shows how to apply finishes, choose and install hardware, wire electronics, execute the final assembly, and set up the finished guitar for proper action and intonation.

The Guitar Amp Handbook

Understanding Tube Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879308636

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 4783

(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.

Amped

The Illustrated History of the World's Greatest Amplifiers

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760339724

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 1260

"A history of the world's greatest guitar and bass amplifiers, from the quaint 1937 Rickenbacher M11 to the latest and greatest Matchless."--P. [4] of cover.

The Guitar Amplifier Player's Guide

An Instruction and Reference Manual for Musicians

Author: Dave Zimmerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985497811

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 4069

Dave Zimmerman takes you step-by-step through the journey of understanding great amp tone and how to achieve it by making simple tweaks to your current rig. Never before published Speaker Ohms and Power Tubal Tone charts along with a Glossary of Tonal Terms and in-depth discussion of Cords and Cables make this unique guide a must for all players novice and pro.

Tone Wizards

Interviews With Top Guitarists and Gear Gurus On the Quest for the Ultimate Sound

Author: Curtis Fornadley

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0692460772

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 8074

The electric guitar is an amazing instrument that is capable of facilitating the creation of many musical sounds and styles. This book contains a series of interviews that strives to dig deep into the various aspects of electric guitar tone and style. What experiences and wisdom has guided some of the world’s top guitar players in their pursuit for the ultimate tone and a signature sound? What can we learn from the gear gurus that have invented and reinvented the tools these players use to craft their tones? Included are insights into the life journey of successful people on a similar path for achieving, or contributing to, the quest for peak artistic expression through the guitar. This valuable resource is sure to provide the interested reader with inspiration and ideas for discovering and evolving their own tone and style. Interviews include: Joe Bonamassa, Bob Bradshaw, John Carruthers, Cliff Chase, Peter Frampton, Dave Friedman, Jay Graydon, Scott Henderson, Eric Johnson, Jim Kelley, Jeff Kollman, Ronan Chris Murphy, Joe Satriani, John Suhr, Pete Thorn, Steve Vai, Carl Verheyen

Guitar Amplifier Encyclopedia

Author: Brian Tarquin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621535010

Category: Music

Page: 140

View: 5183

This book is for the fans of guitar amplifiers and the history that lies behind them. Starting with early amp models like the Gibson EH-150 that was first used with Gibson’s EH-150 lap-steel guitar and later the Charlie Christian ES-150 guitar, it then delves into the development of Fender, Vox, and Orange amps, and goes right up to the modern boutique designers like Industrial, Dr. Z, Fargen and Fuchs. Also featured are such tube amp classics as the Seymour Duncan Convertible head, ahead of its time in offering tube-switching before THD Amps existed. Other amp designers profiled include: •Carvin •Danelectro/Silvertone •Engel •Epiphone •Premier •Roland •Seymour Duncan •And many, many more! Emmy Award-winning guitarist, composer, and producer Brian Tarquin takes on the unique subject matter of the electric guitar's sidekick and partner-in-crime to create this informative and enthralling reference guide. Interviews with various amp makers as well as players, and a foreword by Michael Molenda (Guitar Player magazine), will all bring the reader closer to those glowing tubes and tones. Guitar Amplifier Encyclopedia provides an expansive education on all the best amps' every nuance, and how they each changed the history of sound! Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Gear Secrets of the Guitar Legends

How to Sound Like Your Favorite Players

Author: Pete Prown,Lisa Sharken

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879307516

Category: Music

Page: 120

View: 6157

(Book). Explore the sounds of more than 30 guitar legends, from '50s rock'n'rollers to today's nu-metal practitioners. You'll discover the secrets of their classic tones, learn how they played their most famous rhythms & leads, and find out what gear they used to forge their unique styles. The CD walks you tone-by-tone through licks that characterize the signature sounds of: Clapton, Santana, Dave Matthews, Metallica, Van Halen, Korn, Bill Gibbons, Hendrix, Dimebag Darrell and others. Also includes essential discographies for each artist.

The Tube Amp Book

Author: Aspen Pittman

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879307677

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 2912

(Book). Already known as the bible of tubes and tube amps, The Tube Amp Book is now even better! This deluxe revised edition contains 40% new material, with a comprehensive A-Z section covering all the great tube amp manufacturers, with histories, photos and information. Brands include Ampeg, Dr. Z, Fender, Gibson, Hiwatt, Marshall, Matchless, Mesa/Boogie, Orange, Vox, Watkins and many others. Features a CD-ROM with 800 available schematic and layout diagrams, from Ampeg to Western Electric, plus dramatically improved design and page layout. The book's technical tips, in-depth electronic specs and explanations, over 350 schematic diagrams, and full-color plates make it a must-have for the legions of tube-tone fanatics. Hardcover with convenient enclosed spiral binding.

Billy F Gibbons

Rock + Roll Gearhead

Author: Billy F Gibbons,Tom Vickers

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610601327

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 5183

Now available in paperback,Billy F Gibbonsthrows wide his garage and studio doors for an exclusive look at his exquisite vintage and way-out custom guitars and his influential hot rods and custom cars. From the mythical ’59 Les Paul sunburst known as Pearly Gates and the “Furry One” of MTV renown to cars like the Eliminator, CadZZilla, and Kopperhed, they’re all here—more than four dozen guitars and ten astounding vehicles, all expounded upon by BFG himself and shown in specially commissioned color photography. And while BFG’s cars n’ guitars are the stuff of legend, no less intriguing are the tales behind his incredible music career. From teenage Houston garage rock to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the whole story is between these covers, told in the Good Reverend Willie G’s own words and illustrated with photos and memorabilia from his personal archive.

Fender Amps

The First Fifty Years

Author: John Teagle,John Sprung

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793537334

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 9489

Fender Amps is the first book to chronicle this company's amazing contribution to the amplifier, providing a complete overview of its history and operation. From the K & F amp of 1945 to the Custom Amp Shop line of today, you'll understand why musicians continue to collect, rely and relish the sound of a Fender amplifier.

Washburn Prewar Instrument Styles

Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos and Ukuleles 1883-1940

Author: Hubert Pleijsier

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781574242270

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 6521

(Reference). The vintage guitar collecting market continues to grow. This book is the first of its kind to report on Washburn guitars, mandolins, banjos and ukuleles made before 1940. It contains detailed information about more than 450 instrument styles, serial numbering schemes and estimated production totals. A gorgeous 32-page color photo section of the most collectibles will make this book a "must" for players and collectors alike.

The Fender Telecaster Handbook

How To Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Tele

Author: Paul Balmer

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760336465

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 7110

This is the first hands-on how-to manual devoted to the Telecaster. This guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying Telecasters. It covers maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting intonation, tremolo alignment, fret repairs, bridge and nut adjustments, electrics troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stageside fixes; and some basic performance enhancements like adding "hot rod" aftermarket pickups.

How to Hot Rod Small-block Mopar Engines

High Performance Modifications for Street and Racing : Covers All Mopar "A" Engines, 1964-1992

Author: Larry Shepard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557884053

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 386

Chassis and suspension modifications for Chevy, Ford, Jeep and Dodge trucks. Includes sections on lift kits, shocks, springs, chassis modifications for off-road use, tires and wheels.