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Guitar Amplifier Electronics: Basic Theory

Paperback - August 10, 2018
Richard Kuehnel
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Basic Theory is a new approach to explaining how to design the essential circuits of a vacuum tube guitar amplifier, including preamps, cathode followers, tone stacks, power amps, phase inverters, negative feedback, and power supplies. Read more


Fundamentals of Guitar Amplifier System Design

Paperback - November 6, 2019
Richard Kuehnel
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The design of a guitar amplifier is more than the natural consequence of putting triode and pentode circuits together. Fundamentals of Guitar Amplifier System Design presents a structured, professional approach to crafting a complete guitar amplifier. Read more


Guitar Amplifier Electronics: Circuit Simulation

Paperback - October 18, 2019
Richard Kuehnel
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Guitar Amplifier Electronics: Circuit Simulation is a step-by-step tutorial for simulating vacuum tube guitar amplifiers using LTspice, a free SPICE-based electronic circuit simulator for Windows and macOS. Read more


Circuit Analysis of a Legendary Tube Amplifier

The Fender Bassman 5F6-A

Paperback - 3rd Edition, September 8, 2009
Richard Kuehnel
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The third edition of The Fender Bassman 5F6-A extends the amp's heritage by examining the modifications Marshall incorporated into its famous "Bluesbreaker Combo" and "Plexi" amplifiers. The differences are quite significant. They give each of these amps a completely different sound, unique dynamics, and a separate place in history. Read more


Georg Simon Ohm, by Friedrich Mann

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Imagine the year 1821, when the phrase "according to Ohm's Law" was not in our repertoire. Friedrich Mann's book depicts a world in which total confusion prevailed regarding the laws of electric current, where "under the nebulous clouds of imagination, physics degenerates into magic." Read more


Guitar Amplifier Preamps book
Vacuum Tube Circuit Design

Guitar Amplifier Preamps, 2nd Edition

The second edition of Guitar Amplifier Preamps was in print from 2009 until 2020. The book has been updated, expanded, reorganized, and replaced by our Basic Theory and System Design books.


Guitar Amplifier Power Amps book
Vacuum Tube Circuit Design

Guitar Amplifier Power Amps

Guitar Amplifier Power Amps was in print from 2008 until 2020. The book has been updated, expanded, reorganized, and replaced by our Basic Theory and System Design books.