Archive for the 'Books' Category

Introductory Tube Amp Material on the Web

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

We’ve talked about three series of books, so far, that each provide a different approach to tube amplifier analysis, design and construction:

Easy reading theory/practical mix and,
Comprehensive (encyclopedic) hands-on with a practical focus on guitar tube amp projects

Something for everybody in that list, but if you are hankering for more (or less, as in ‘free’), then there [...]

The best books on DIY guitar amp

Friday, April 11th, 2008

This post is all about a series of books that is the most comprehensive and lucid explanation of guitar tube amp architecture, circuits, tone, components and construction technique for DIYers I have ever found.

Beginner Tube Amp Design Books

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

When considering what to recommend for beginner’s interested in learning enough theory of operation to have a practical foundation in tube amp design I was torn between two excellent series, so I’ll write about both, in two separate posts.

Nerdy Tube Amplifier Design Books

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Hope the title didn’t send you fleeing!
I was first introduced to Pentode Press and Richard Kuehnel when I was searching for some detailed design information on the Fender 5F6-A.

FREE Vacuum Tube Books on the Internet

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Most of the really great tube/valve books, both theoretical and practical, have passed into the public domain. Excellent scans of these books are available online for free! There are a number of sites… to be captured in the link directory, but one in particular stands out:

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