Amped: The Illustrated History of the World's Greatest Amplifiers

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Guitarists love amps—really love them. Amplifiers may look dull to the rest of the world, but to guitarists they are full of mystique, romance, and rockin' sound. And while there are many strong-selling electric guitar histories available, here's the first illustrated history of the electric guitar’s best friend, the amp.

World-famous guitar and amp historian Dave Hunter tells the story of 60 of the greatest amps ever built, including classics from Fender, Marshall, Vox, the ...

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Overview

Guitarists love amps—really love them. Amplifiers may look dull to the rest of the world, but to guitarists they are full of mystique, romance, and rockin' sound. And while there are many strong-selling electric guitar histories available, here's the first illustrated history of the electric guitar’s best friend, the amp.

World-famous guitar and amp historian Dave Hunter tells the story of 60 of the greatest amps ever built, including classics from Fender, Marshall, Vox, the bizarre EchoSonic that created Elvis' sound, and the ultimate esoteric $75,000+ Dumble amps. The story is illustrated with hundreds of technical photos, rare machines, catalogs, memorabilia, and the amps of the stars, from Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Eric Clapton.

This is a book guitarists will drool over.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760339725
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 5/7/2012
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,372,245
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Hunter is an author, musician, and journalist. He is the author of several popular books about guitars, amps, and effects, including Voyageur Press's Star Guitars, The Fender Stratocaster, The Gibson Les Paul, and 365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play. A regular contributor to Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar magazines, he resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

Contents
 
Introduction
1937 Rickenbacher M11
1946 Masco MAP-15
1946–1947 Fender Dual Professional
Circa 1949 Silvertone 1304
Circa 1950 Oahu 230k Tone Master
1950s Flot-A-Tone
Circa 1952 Gibson GA-50T
Circa 1955 Danelectro Twin Twelve
1955 Fender Pro 5D5
Circa 1955 Gretsch 6169 Electromatic Twin Western
Circa 1955 Montgomery Ward 55 JDR 8437
Circa 1956 Ray Butts EchoSonic
1957 Fender Champ 5F1
Circa 1957 Maestro GA-45T
1958 Fender Twin 5F8-A
1958 Magnatone Custom 280
1958–1960 Fender Bassman 5F6-A
1959 Ampeg Jet 12
1959 Fender Deluxe 5E3
1959–1960 Fender Super 5G4
Circa 1960 Vox AC15
1960 Fender Tremolux 5G9
Circa 1960 Vox AC30
1960 Fender Showman 6G14
Circa 1961 Gibson GA-79RVT
Circa 1961 Selmer Truvoice Selectortone Automatic
1961 Ampeg M-15
1962 Fender Princeton 6G2
Circa 1962 Marshall JTM45
1963 Epiphone EA-50T Pacemaker
1963 Fender Vibroverb 6G16
Circa 1963 Vox AC10
1963 Gretsch 6156 Playboy
1963 Fender Twin Reverb AB763
Circa 1964 Vox AC4
1964 Sonola Reverb 98-RT
1964 Fender Super Reverb
1964 Selmer Zodiac Twin 50
Circa 1965 Vox AC30 Top Boost
1965 Supro Model 24
Circa 1965 Airline 62-9015A
1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb
Circa 1965 Marshall Model 1958
1965 Vox Pacemaker V-3
Circa 1966 Supro S6651 Big Star
Circa 1968 Hiwatt Custom 50 DR504
Circa 1968 Kustom 100 1-15L-2
Circa 1968 Rickenbacker Transonic TS100
Circa 1968 Marshall JMP50 “Plexi”
Circa 1970 WEM Dominator Mk III
1970 Marshall Model 1959 Super Lead
Circa 1971 Orange Graphic Overdrive GRO100
Circa 1975 Park Lead 50
1977 Mesa/Boogie Mark 1
1982 Dumble Overdrive Special
1986 Trainwreck Express
1990 Soldano Super Lead Overdrive SLO-100
Circa 1990 Matchless DC-30
1994 Matchless Spitfire
2000 TopHat Club Deluxe
2011 Dr. Z Carmen Ghia
Index
About the Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    I have learned many things about amplifiers from reading this bo

    I have learned many things about amplifiers from reading this book ... But, to enhance my learning experience, I have begun to search elsewhere on the internet (including the amp manufacturer sites) and am a bit perplexed that some of the model numbers and their corresponding pictures do NOT match what Dave has in this book ...??? E.g., I have yet to find an Epiphone EA50-T that matches the description and image on page 100 ... And, I mean that this image is way, way off from the designation as a 1963 model with Tremolo (the tremolo did NOT exist in this incarnation). So ... is it an editorial issue? Or did Dave get bamboozled by the sales person when he acquired this amp? And, bear in mind, this is just one example that comes to mind; there are a few more that don't line up factually, and I've only gone through about a third of the book so far ...???? :-(

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