The Guitar Amp Handbook: Understanding Tube Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds, Updated Edition brings fresh information to the table to help guitarists understand everything about what makes their amps tick and how to use them to sound better than ever. It builds on the popular original edition of the book, first published in 2005.
Central to the book's success is the way it walks musicians through the significance of each crucial circuit stage and component of a great number of classic and modern tube amp designs, helping guitarists get the most from the amps they already own or choose new amps that are best suited to their needs.
The Guitar Amp Handbook reveals many of the tips and tricks used by today's top designers and builders, and it debunks the hype used by the marketing departments at large manufacturers keen on selling specific amps that might not be right for particular players. The book is designed to help guitarists understand what really goes on inside tube amps and where the tone comes from. This new updated and expanded edition adds further knowledge to the foundation, ensuring it continues as the most thorough and authoritative publication on the subject to be found anywhere.
Dave Hunter (Portsmouth, NH) is a musician and writer and a former editor of The Guitar Magazine. He has contributed to numerous publications and TV and radio documentaries and is a leading reviewer of guitar amplification. His bestselling books include the Interactive Fender Bible, Interactive Gibson Bible, Totally Interactive Guitar Bible, Guitar Effects Pedals, Guitar Rigs, and The Guitar Pickup Handbook. He records and gigs with the Molenes.