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How To Service Your Own Tube Amp

How To Service Your Own Tube Amp

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How To Service Your Own Tube Amp

About This Item

By amp repairman and guru Tom Mitchell.
Learn basic amplifier servicing skills taught by a pro technician!

This illustrated workbook explains basic amplifier electronics, servicing skills, maintenance tips, troubleshooting and simple modifications. Speakers, test gear, tools, voltage charts and schematics are demystified.

For Fender, Marshall and many other popular amps. Includes diagnostic charts; explanations of components, electronics and amp functions; maintenance and troubleshooting tips, and simple modifications you can make.

    Contents in brief
  • Electronics fundamentals
  • Resistors, capacitors, inductors and transformers
  • Tubes and semiconductors
  • Speakers
  • Amp basics and biasing
  • Tools, soldering and multimeter use
  • How to read schematics
  • Maintenance checklist
  • Voltage charts; troubleshooting flowcharts
  • International voltages and plugs
  • Voltage charts for over 32 amps: Ampeg, Fender, Gretsch, HiWatt, Laney, Marshall, Peavey, Randall, Traynor, and Vox

247 pages, softcover. 1991


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5.0

Very Helpful Book

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Verified Buyer


This book explains the steps you need to know when you're going to work on a tube amp. I have read some of the other reviewers complaining about the content being overly simplistic. Well call me a simpleton. I like it..

5.0

Great Resource

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Verified Buyer


Tons of info, great to have in front of you. You don't want to be fiddling around with your phone typing a bunch of bull hockey in to google when you're trying to wire up a Tweed Deluxe.

5.0

Very Informative

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Verified Buyer


How To Service Your Own Tube Amp does exactly what is says it will do. There is a reason this book comes highly recommended and seems to be on everyone's bench. The internet is filled with lots of information on amp repair, but it is sometimes difficult to discern those who know from those who think they know. This book has been vetted and provides authoritative information. Best of all, it is extremely thorough in its explanations. The clarity and confidence this book delivers means it is money well spent.

4.0

Know your equipment!

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Verified Buyer


This is a great book to read so you know what is going on inside that loud wooden box of yours. Buy it!

3.0

Okay, but...

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Verified Buyer


Really for a person with no idea about electronics. The 1st 180 pages are basic electronics theory. It's not a bad book, but could be described better.

5.0

Over my head

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Verified Buyer


Although beyond my capacity at the moment, the mathematics are intriguing and the language is easy enough to understand. With some study, I hope to find answers to the questions that drew me to this book initially.

5.0

Informative book

By

Verified Buyer


Very helpful

5.0

excellent book

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Verified Buyer


Quite a bit of knowledge in this book, I am taking the authors advice and reading through it fully, before reading it again for the areas that I can actually apply.

4.0

Cool! If you have a Marshall.

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Verified Buyer


I bought this hoping for info on servicing and tweaking or hot-rodding small combo amps to no avail.
Other than that it does provide some good basics

5.0

Quick read!

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Verified Buyer


Great overall on the mechanics of amps. Will use a reference for years.

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