Over the past century, thousands of books have been written to explain the design of vacuum tube electronics. This new approach uses 21st century technology to provide greater comprehension with less math.
Leo Fender crafted guitar amplifier masterpieces without the assistance of computers, software, or the Internet. For him, "graphical methods" meant drawing load lines with a pencil and ruler. Affordable portable calculators with multiply and divide buttons did not become widespread until the 1970s. In 1973, uprading to a model with a square root button would set you back more than a Pickering cartridge for your Garrard Zero 100SB turntable. Times have changed.
This book presents vacuum tube amplifier theory using modern, web-based design tools and computer visualizations to eliminate the usual litany of mathematical formulas. Each of the book's calculators, available for free on the publisher's website, is designed as a web application that supports today's smart phones, making it as portable as the book itself.
The book begins with the fundamentals of electronics and vacuum tubes. It then proceeds through each stage of a modern guitar amplifier, including preamp voltage amplification stages, tone stacks, power amps, phase inverters, and power supplies. The final chapter is devoted to the craft of controlling overdrive dynamics and harmonic distortion.
|Publication Date||August 24, 2018|
|Trim Size||7x9 inches|
|Subject(s)||ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY : Music : Instruments & Performers|
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