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

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In a world where technological progress for the sake of “the product” seems to outstrip genuine cultural and social advancement, it’s refreshing to still be able to fire up a chunk of archaic technology and make some rock ‘n’ roll.
 
Enter Amped, a history of the world’s greatest guitar and bass amplifiers, from the quaint 1937 Rickenbacher M11 to the latest and greatest Matchless.
 
Here are more than sixty classic amps, including Leo Fender’s iconic tweed Bassman, the sonorous Vox AC30, Jim Marshall’s powerhouse stacks, Supro, Hiwatt, Orange, Mesa/Boogie, Alexander Dumble’s mad creations, Trainwreck, and many more—plus some cool oddities, electrical freaks, and fascinating failures.
 
Now, if they could just bottle that vintage tube amp smell, we would really be getting somewhere.

Synopsis:

 
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.

 

About the Author

Author Dave Hunter is a well-known expert to amp and guitar freaks. He's a writer for Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazines and author of Star Guitars and numerous other music books. He lives and plays his many guitars and amps in Portsmouth, NH.

 

Table of Contents

 
Contents
 
Introduction
1937 Rickenbacher M11
1946 Masco MAP-15
1946–1947 Fender Dual Professional
Circa 1949 Silvertone 1304
Circa 1950 Oahu 230k Tone Master
1950s Flot-A-Tone
Circa 1952 Gibson GA-50T
Circa 1955 Danelectro Twin Twelve
1955 Fender Pro 5D5
Circa 1955 Gretsch 6169 Electromatic Twin Western
Circa 1955 Montgomery Ward 55 JDR 8437
Circa 1956 Ray Butts EchoSonic
1957 Fender Champ 5F1
Circa 1957 Maestro GA-45T
1958 Fender Twin 5F8-A
1958 Magnatone Custom 280
1958–1960 Fender Bassman 5F6-A
1959 Ampeg Jet 12
1959 Fender Deluxe 5E3
1959–1960 Fender Super 5G4
Circa 1960 Vox AC15
1960 Fender Tremolux 5G9
Circa 1960 Vox AC30
1960 Fender Showman 6G14
Circa 1961 Gibson GA-79RVT
Circa 1961 Selmer Truvoice Selectortone Automatic
1961 Ampeg M-15
1962 Fender Princeton 6G2
Circa 1962 Marshall JTM45
1963 Epiphone EA-50T Pacemaker
1963 Fender Vibroverb 6G16
Circa 1963 Vox AC10
1963 Gretsch 6156 Playboy
1963 Fender Twin Reverb AB763
Circa 1964 Vox AC4
1964 Sonola Reverb 98-RT
1964 Fender Super Reverb
1964 Selmer Zodiac Twin 50
Circa 1965 Vox AC30 Top Boost
1965 Supro Model 24
Circa 1965 Airline 62-9015A
1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb
Circa 1965 Marshall Model 1958
1965 Vox Pacemaker V-3
Circa 1966 Supro S6651 Big Star
Circa 1968 Hiwatt Custom 50 DR504
Circa 1968 Kustom 100 1-15L-2
Circa 1968 Rickenbacker Transonic TS100
Circa 1968 Marshall JMP50 “Plexi”
Circa 1970 WEM Dominator Mk III
1970 Marshall Model 1959 Super Lead
Circa 1971 Orange Graphic Overdrive GRO100
Circa 1975 Park Lead 50
1977 Mesa/Boogie Mark 1
1982 Dumble Overdrive Special
1986 Trainwreck Express
1990 Soldano Super Lead Overdrive SLO-100
Circa 1990 Matchless DC-30
1994 Matchless Spitfire
2000 TopHat Club Deluxe
2011 Dr. Z Carmen Ghia
Index
About the Author

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760339725
Author:
Hunter, Dave
Publisher:
Voyageur Press (MN)
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
MUSIC / Punk
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Guitar
Subject:
Music-Books on Guitar
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Fender guitars
Subject:
Gibson guitars
Subject:
Marshall amplifiers
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 color photos
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.5 x 11.13 in

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"Synopsis" by ,  
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.

 

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