Tube Amp Talk for the Guitarist and Tech - 524 pages. |
For years, Gerald Weber has written both an amp column and an advice column ("Ask Gerald") for Vintage Guitar Magazine. "Tube Amp Talk" is a compilation of those essays, articles and Question & Answers. The book is arranged in seven sections : Servicing, Modifications, Multi-amp setups, Q&A, Reviews, Lagniappe, and the Trainwreck pages.
Learn how to : perform a cap job, get rid of noise, fine tune the reverb, recover the cabinet, add adjustable fixed bias, change the speed parameters of your vibrato, convert to cathode bias, stop hum, voice an amp for pedal steel, mods for Champs, headphone hookups, transformer charts, and much, much more.
There is advice on purchasing an amp, troubleshooting, tuning up an amp, testing capacitors, making tools for amp work, tube rectifiers, correcting phase relationships, and too much to list here.