The Stratocaster Manual

Buying, Maintaining, Repairing, and Customizing Your Fender and Squier Stratocaster

Author: Terry Burrows

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760349223

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 782

This book is chock-full of great photos and information on buying, maintaining, and repairing the legendary Fender electric guitar--the Stratocaster--from world-renowned guitar expert Terry Burrows.

Fender Stratocaster Manual

How to Buy, Maintain and Set Up the World's Most Popular Electric Guitar

Author: Paul Balmer

Publisher: Haynes Manuals

ISBN: 9780857332226

Category: Electric guitar

Page: 199

View: 3442

Leo Fender launched the Stratocaster electric guitar in 1954, as an upgrade to his revolutionary Telecaster. The 'Strat' - streamlined, chrome-plated, efficient, fast and sexy - soon gained icon status. This practical 'how to' manual focuses on the 'Strat'.

The Fender Stratocaster Handbook, 2nd Edition

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

Author: Paul Balmer

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760342435

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 3928

This is the first hands-on how-to manual devoted to a guitar—the legendary Fender electric guitar, the Stratocaster! This guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying Strats, maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting intonation, tremolo alignment, fret repairs, bridge and nut adjustments, electrics troubleshooting, spur-of-the-moment stage-side fixes, and some basic “performance” enhancements like adding “hot rod” fender and aftermarket pickups, locking-tremolo nuts, and more.

Fender Bass Manual

How to Buy, Maintain and Set Up the Fender Bass Guitar

Author: Paul Balmer

Publisher: Haynes Manuals

ISBN: 9781844258178

Category: Bass guitar

Page: 201

View: 1742

by Paul Balmer This manual covers the Fender Bass guitars in detail, explaining how to maintain them, set them up to get the best sound, and repair them when things go wrong or damage occurs. Leo Fender s design concept based on his own Telecaster guitar was the first large-scale production bass guitar and changed the sound of popular music forever. Superbly illustrated and designed, this manual includes case studies of key models everything from the Bass VI to a Fretless Jaco Pastorious Jazz model.

Fender Telecaster Manual

Author: Paul Balmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785210563

Category:

Page: 200

View: 576

This manual covers the Fender Telecaster in detail, explaining how to maintain it, set it up to get the best sound, and repair it when things go wrong or damage occurs.

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: 3330

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.

The Fender Telecaster

The Life and Times of the Electric Guitar That Changed the World

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760341389

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 8271

"The complete history of the Fender Telecaster guitar and the musicians who played it"--Provided by publisher.

How to Build Electric Guitars

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

Author: Will Kelly

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760342245

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 4453

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 Electric Guitar Handbook

How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Guitar

Author: Paul Balmer

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760341131

Category: Music

Page: 204

View: 5668

This is the first hands-on how-to manual devoted to all electric guitars. This guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying electric guitars; maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting intonation, fret repairs, bridge and nut adjustments, troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stage-side fixes; and some basic “performance” enhancements, like adding aftermarket pickups, locking tremolos, and more.

The Les Paul Manual

Buying, Maintaining, Repairing, and Customizing Your Gibson and Epiphone Les Paul

Author: Terry Burrows

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1627888012

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 7862

This is the ultimate hands-on, how-to manual devoted to the famous Gibson Les Paul, updated with the latest models and guitar tech advice. This book is a step-by-step, heavily illustrated guide to everything about Gibson Les Paul guitars! It shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying your guitar, how to use it, and how to keep it rocking once you have one. Let world-renowned guitar expert Terry Burrows be your guide to this awesome instrument. Gorgeous shots of Gibson Les Paul guitars and guitar parts, alongside images of well-known musicians playing Gibson Les Pauls, make this a book no fan will want to miss!

The Stratocaster Guitar Book

A Complete History of Fender Stratocaster Guitars

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1476855943

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 7960

(Guitar Reference). Leo Fender's company changed the course of popular music in 1954 when they introduced the Stratocaster. Since then, the Strat has been played by countless guitarists, from Jimi Hendrix to Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck. In this book, interviews with important Strat players from every decade illustrate the instrument's versatility, playability, and continuing importance. This is the complete story of the Stratocaster and the Fender company, from the struggles of the 1950s to the new models, retro reissues, and luscious collectibles of the 21st century. The Stratocaster Guitar Book is a glorious compendium of beautiful pictures, a gripping history, and a detailed guide to all Strat models. A must for all guitar lovers!

The Stratocaster Chronicles

Celebrating 50 Years of the Fender Strat

Author: Tom Wheeler

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634056789

Category: Music

Page: 280

View: 2624

(Book). The world's most famous guitar had a golden anniversary in 2004, and this official, authorized book/CD package offers the best photos, quotes, facts and sounds to properly celebrate this achievement. From Buddy Holly to Jimi Hendrix to today's hottest players, the Fender Stratocaster defines rock'n'roll for generations of fans and players. Special features include exclusive photos from the world's greatest guitar collection, as well as a CD with musical examples of famous Strat sounds and styles hilariously performed by Greg Koch even spoken excerpts from the author's interviews with the Strat's beloved inventor, Leo Fender. This book also recognizes that the Stratocaster's deeper significance lies in the music that guitarists have created with it. You'll hear what Strat players have to say about their instrument, their music and each other. The Fender Stratocaster both reflects and influences popular culture worldwide. The Stratocaster Chronicles focuses on the people who brought it into the world, the designers and builders who refined it, and the players who have taken it from there.

The Fender Stratocaster

The Life & Times of the World's Greatest Guitar & Its Players

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610588789

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 3379

DIVFender’s Stratocaster is arguably the number-one instrument icon of the guitar world. When introduced in 1954, its offset space-age lines, contoured body, and three-pickup configuration set the music world on its ear—it was truly unlike any guitar that had come before. In the hands of the world’s most beloved players, the Stratocaster has since become a popular weapon of choice among rock, blues, jazz, and country players and, not coincidentally, is also one of the most copied electric guitars of all time./divDIV /divDIVIn this authoritatively written, painstakingly curated, and gloriously presented tribute to the 60-year-old Fender Stratocaster, author Dave Hunter covers the guitar’s history from concept, design, and model launch through its numerous variations and right up to the present. The story is illustrated with archival images of Stratocasters and their players in action, studio shots of Stratocasters of varied vintage and provenance, memorabilia associated with famous players, and profiles of over 30 noted Strat slingers through the ages. Influential rock’n’ rollers like Buddy Holly, Hank Marvin, Ike Turner, and Dick Dale; blues players like Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, and John Mayer; metal gods Richie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Dave Murray; esteemed rockers Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Ronnie Wood, Robbie Robertson, Rory Gallagher, Mark Knopfler, and Wayne Kramer; and post-punk heroes The Edge, John Frusciante, and Billy Corgan are all included. And so, of course, is Jimi Hendrix. With its unprecedented level of detail and stunning visuals, The Fender Stratocaster is the only book tribute worthy of the world’s greatest guitar./div

Gibson SG Manual - Includes Junior, Special, Melody Maker and Epiphone models

How to buy, maintain and set up Gibson's

Author: Paul Balmer

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857332899

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 4631

Introduced in 1961, the Gibson SG is Gibson’s biggest-selling guitar of all time, and is synonymous with Angus Young (AC/DC lead guitarist), Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) and Robby Krieger (The Doors). The SG was originally produced as a more easily manufactured ‘mass-production’ version of the Les Paul, sales of which were diminishing at the time, but the solid-bodied SG (‘Solid Guitar’) soon became a revered instrument in its own right. Superbly illustrated and designed, this manual includes case studies of key models – everything from a vintage SG ‘Les Paul’ to a 2011 SG 50th Anniversary model – but also gives appropriate attention to today’s affordable Epiphone versions, Specials, Juniors and Melody Makers.

The Gibson Les Paul Handbook - New Edition

How To Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Gibson and Epiphone

Author: Paul Balmer

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760344552

Category: Music

Page: 196

View: 5766

The first ever hands-on how-to manual devoted to the famous Gibson Les Paul is now updated with the latest models and guitar-tech advice. Along with the Fender Stratocaster, the Gibson Les Paul is without doubt the most iconic electric guitar ever made, beloved and sought after by guitarists everywhere. It’s the signature sound for musicians as distinguished and diverse as Jimmy Page, Carl Perkins, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Muddy Waters, and Frank Zappa. Veteran guitarist Paul Balmer’s failsafe guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying a Les Paul; maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting intonation, tremolo alignment, fret repairs, bridge and nut adjustments, and electrics troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stage-side fixes; basic “performance” enhancements; and more. With tips and techniques specific to each of the numerous Les Paul models, this book is the guitarist’s ticket to electrifying success.

Tone Manual

Discovering Your Ultimate Electric Guitar Sound

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617130045

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 4943

Tone: it's the concept that gear-obsessed guitarists discuss more than any other, And The Tone Manual is the first book to take this hallowed concept seriously. In the course of breaking down the individual components of the electric guitar rig, The book both examines the ingredients in any given piece of equipment that contribute to superior or inferior sound, and offers tips to improving and making the most of the gear you've already got – all with reference to quotations from name artists and manufacturers. In addition, The Tone Manual discusses the evolution of the guitarist's concept of 'good tone'. it provides an extensive guide to recorded examples of playing generally considered to be 'tonally superior', citing examples from the early days of electric jazz, blues, country and rock and roll; from the classic rock, blues rock, and heavy rock heyday of the late 1960s and early '70s; and from myriad contemporary artists. Throughout the Tone Manual, a series of more than 30 'Tone Tips' will offer quick, digestible, practical info bites to help readers improve their sound or to better understand their equipment. The Tone Manual also includes a cover-mounted CD.

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: 2136

(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.

The Fender Telecaster

The Detailed Story of America's Senior Solid Body Electric Guitar

Author: A. R. Duchossoir

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793508600

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 9682

(Reference). The Fender Telecaster is regarded as the first commercially successful solid body electric 'Spanish' guitar. Designed by Leo Fender at a time when the words rock and roll were not even coined, the 'Telly' is the senior member of a family of instruments whose sounds and looks helped revolutionize the world of popular music. This book relates the story of Telecaster Guitars since 1950 - everything you ever wanted to know is explored through lots of color and black and white photos, charts and interviews.

The Telecaster Guitar Book

A Complete History of Fender Telecaster Guitars

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617131059

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 5125

(Book). This new version of Tony Bacon's Six Decades of the Fender Telecaster shows how the world's first commercially successful solidbody electric guitar still attracts musicians more than 60 years since its birth in California. Today, it is more popular than ever and for many guitarists has overtaken the Stratocaster as the Fender to own and play. The Tele is the longest-lived solidbody electric, played by everyone from Muddy Waters to Keith Richards, from Radiohead to Snow Patrol. Its sheer simplicity and versatility are vividly illustrated here through interviews with Jeff Beck, James Burton, Bill Kirchen, John 5, and more. The book is three great volumes in one: a compendium of luscious pictures of the most desirable Teles, a gripping story from the earliest days to the latest exploits, and a detailed collector's guide to every Tele ever made. Packed with pictures of great players, collectable catalogs, period press ads, and cool memorabilia, The Telecaster Guitar Book is the one Tele book that all guitar fans will want to add to their collection.

The Fender Bass

Author: Klaus Blasquiz

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793507573

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 9065

(Book). The Fender Bass, created 40 years ago by the inventive genius of Leo Fender, still remains today as the definitive electric bass. Before Fender, there was simply no electric bass at all! Leo's design was so revolutionary that it rapidly became a 'classic, ' an essential element which was responsible for defining the image of modern music. Every new bass is inspired (more or less) from his basic design. The Fender Bass tells the detailed story of the electric bass through the different models and their improvements, from their origins to the present form. Includes hundreds of black & white and color photos of the basses and their most famous players.