New reprint of the fourth edition, originally published in 1973. Contains three sections, 'How Guitars Work', 'Service Procedures and Techniques', and 'Commercial Instrument Amplifiers.' Everything you need to know about how each part of the amp works and what to do about it if it doesn't work.The final section of the Handbook is full of schematics for many of the guitar amplifiers in use at the time including models from Ampeg, Bogen, Baldwin, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, and others. Line drawings and photos.
CONTENTS Chapter 1. Amplifying the Signal; Chapter 2. Special Signal Circuits; Chapter 3. The Power Supply; Chapter 4. The Amplifier Signal Circuits; Chapter 5. The Power Supply; Chapter 6. Output Stage-Transformers and Speakers; Chapter 7. Cables and Pickups; Chapter 8. Customer Complaints; Chapter 9. Small and Medium Power Amplifiers, Preamplifiers, and Special Effects Devices; Chapter 10. High-Power Amplifiers; Chapter 11. Super-Power Amplifiers