All About Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifiers (Anglais) Broché – 1 juillet 2009
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Explores all manufacturers and de-mystifys the inner workings of tube amps.
All new material from the amp guru Gerald Weber. Tons of empirical data that de-mystify the inner workings of tube amps to help you get themost from your amps! You will learn how tube amps work, electronic concepts, how different types of tubes work, the anatomy of a gain stage, how to resurrect a dormant tube amp, how to do a cap job correctly, modifications topreserve your amp, how to voice an amp and tune the reverb, how to build an amp, recover a cabinet, re-grill a baffleboard, how to buy a vintage amp; and common wiring mistakes and idiosyncrasies found in vintage amps. And you geta couple of hundred pages of Questions and Answers – sectioned off into Fender, Gibson, Marshall, Danelectro/Silvertone, Vox, Other American, Other British and Miscellaneous Topics. You will learn the six dreaded tonekillers and how to avoid them, the top ten amp-tone tips, and how to fine-tune your entire amp setup. In short, you will have the knowledge needed to squeeze your amp's performance from lame to insane.
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The bad news is, he doesn't always complete the job. Some of his explanations really *aren't* for beginners: they presume prior knowledge. Well, if you had that to begin with, you probably didn't need his explanation. Or, the part you didn't understand is explained elsewhere, and you'll have to piece it all together when you get to that part. Sometimes the figure he describes, which WAS there (I assume) in the original article describing how a pentode circuit operates, didn't get included in the book. That's simple oversight, and it rightfully comes across as half-fast. As he explains, he writes a monthly column for a guitar magazine and, when enough of those articles accumulate, he puts them in a new book. So, this book isn't organized, start to finish, to take you from one level of knowledge to another.
With that caveat aside, I really do like it when he explains things in a simple, useful way. Quite often, the way he does that makes it possible to arrive at a big picture. I AM accumulating knowledge in a piecemeal way, that I will need to organize on my own to arrive at a useful big picture. I can see myself writing explanations in the margins, or referencing other articles within the book, or elsewhere, that explain the part I didn't understand in the current article.
So, I'd say it's worthwhile for a beginner, and I'd definitely recommend it. But, he does leave a lot of room for improvement.
Not exactly "All" about vacuum tube guitar amps. I can't count how may times the authors says, "to learn how to do this, buy my other book"... very frustrating.
NEVERTHELESS... it is a great book but, I can't give it the five stars that it deserves because, it is lacking the one thing every tube amp owner needs to know: how to bias your own tubes.
Edit: I decided to give this book a fourth star because it does a great job of explaining how an amp and all it's components work. If you want to know how to bias your tubes, the answer is in Gerald Weber's book, "A Desktop Reference of Hip Vintage Guitar Amps".