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10/26/2004 7:42 PM
GDdigitalBS
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INFO PLEASE
Hi,  
I'm new to all of this and pretty much don't understand a damn thing about the internals of amps except " this is a volt,....is is a ohm... this is how electricity flows" type thing. Very basic principles i have. Anyway, is there a book or two out there where I can read it and actually understand how to build or repair a tube amp. I'[m not looking for a 1000 page book on the principles of all electronics.. Kinda a " Idiots guide to tube amps " thing....  
 
Any suggestions will be greatly appriciated  
 
GDDBS
 
10/26/2004 10:31 PM
Mark Lavelle
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You'll probably do best by checking out all the links ou can find on sites like this and http://www.ax84.com/ -- no one book is gonna do it...
 
10/27/2004 1:13 PM
anonymous
Start with Jack Darr's book "Electric Guitar Amplifier Handbook" available in *.pdf format at Mark Hammer's site:  
http://hammer.ampage.org/
 
10/27/2004 4:05 PM
GDdigitalBS
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Thanks Anonymous,  
But alas I could not find it , no matter where I look.  
I could not find Jack Darr's amplifier hand book.  
Any other suggestions, might I ask?  
For a big job, myself I have tasked.  
 
Gaud, that was a horrable attempt at poetry...lol  
That's why I don't write songs  
 
Thanks again
 
10/27/2004 8:12 PM
steve
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Try here for Jack Darr's book:  
 
http://www.pacificrecone.com/JackDarrBook.html  
 
Steve  
http://www.diycustomamps.com
 
10/27/2004 4:45 PM
Rick Erickson
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For the idiot's guide check out the Gerald Webber or Dan Torres books. For a better understanding look up the Dave Thunderfunk book http://www.thunderfunk.com/Tube_Workbook.html  
or scout ebay or used boook stores for the out-of-print Jack Darr ""Guitar Amplifier Repair Handbook". Don't know why it's not on the Hammer site anymore. It seemed strange to me that he put the text up but didn't include the schematics in the second section of the book because of "possible copyright" issues. The schematics were less likely to be copyrighted than the text imo.  
 
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10/27/2004 7:38 PM
GDdigitalBS
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Let me try this, what I'm trying to find out is this. I have a Twin (either a custom or a 65 reissue, which ever has 4 6l6 and 10 12ax7s) anyway, the hot channel has way to much bass... way too muddy for my taste. What can i do about this please? Would replaceing the stock Groove tubes help? Are they grooving too much?  
 
 
Thanks,  
Erik
 
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