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

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

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by Dave Hunter
     
 

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760339725
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
05/07/2012
Edition description:
First
Pages:
208
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 ...???? :-(