The Tube Amp Book: Histories, Specs & Schematics

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(Book). Already known as the bible of tubes and tube amps, The Tube Amp Book is now even better! This deluxe revised edition contains 40% new material, with a comprehensive A-Z section covering all the great tube amp manufacturers, with histories, photos and information. Brands include Ampeg, Dr. Z, Fender, Gibson, Hiwatt, Marshall, Matchless, Mesa/Boogie, Orange, Vox, Watkins and many others. Features a CD-ROM with 800 available schematic and layout diagrams, from Ampeg to Western Electric, plus dramatically improved design and page layout. The

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Overview

(Book). Already known as the bible of tubes and tube amps, The Tube Amp Book is now even better! This deluxe revised edition contains 40% new material, with a comprehensive A-Z section covering all the great tube amp manufacturers, with histories, photos and information. Brands include Ampeg, Dr. Z, Fender, Gibson, Hiwatt, Marshall, Matchless, Mesa/Boogie, Orange, Vox, Watkins and many others. Features a CD-ROM with 800 available schematic and layout diagrams, from Ampeg to Western Electric, plus dramatically improved design and page layout. The book's technical tips, in-depth electronic specs and explanations, over 350 schematic diagrams, and full-color plates make it a must-have for the legions of tube-tone fanatics. Hardcover with convenient enclosed spiral binding.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879307677
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/25/2003
  • Edition description: 5th Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 338,528
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 13.50 (h) x 1.39 (d)

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

    A Good Survey Of Vintage Tube Guitar Amplifiers

    I would recommend the book, especially the larger book and accompanying CD for someone looking for an introduction to tube-based guitar amplifiers. There is a lot of good material, but is by no means a complete reference; if you want to know of *every* Fender tube amp made, for example, there is another book that only covers Fender. As an overall survey book, I found it quite good.

    If you then want to go into building or fixing tube-based guitar amplifiers, Gerald Weber has a very good DVD and accompanying book that will give you a good grounding (no pun intended). Ted Weber, Mike Marsh and Mojo Musical are also good sources for more detailed tube amplifier guidance and/or parts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2004

    AWFUL image quality

    Be warned that the image quality of the circuit schematics printed in this edition is for the most part: TERRIBLE. Zooming in on the pdf's of the schematics on the cd-rom or even looking at the printed ones in the book will leave you angry and frustrated as many of them are simply illegible. The values of resistors et al are IMPOSSIBLE to see in many of them. I have the 4.1 edition and will have to hang onto it as the images printed there are FAR superior to those in the new edition. It's a shame that the Quality Control is so poor in this critical publication. Did no-one check this out before it was shipped for production?

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  • Posted February 2, 2013

    This is a great coffie table book , The stories and photos take

    This is a great coffie table book , The stories and photos take you on a trip through music history . A great referance book . I had bought one for my dad and was so happy I bought a second for myself . Must have for a collector .

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