Re: Anyone Recommend A good Book
- From: "Phil S." <psymonds@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:46:39 -0400
"Mr. Green" <cliff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On 31 Mar, 00:56, "Stephen Cowell" <scow...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Mr. Green" <cl...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Following my last post, you guys have got me interested in power
supply design. Filter cap sizing, chokes etc. (see I was listening to
every word ;-)
I have two books. The First is by Morgan Jones (Valve Amplifiers), a
bit over my head and covers way too wide a field.
Then you're not there yet.
The second is by
Gerald Weber (Tube Amp Talk for the Guitarist and Tech), mainly mods.
Cheeseball hackery... not taking you where you want to go.
I did want to say it but I was getting that impression ;-)
Could anyone recommend a book which is guitar amp based and could,
help me size components and understand the basic calculations and
principle behind guitar tube amp design.
Do you understand basic electronics? Positive/negative reactance?
Thevenin's theorem, etc? No substitute for homework.
Some, but probably not anything like enough. Electronics is one big
subject and it covers a lot of stuff I probably don't need to learn.
I've found in the past that the trick to learning fast is to only
learn what you need to understand the job at hand. So with amp
electronics I suppose I'm looking for a book that's only gonna teach
me what's relevant to guitar amps.
The Big Red Book is our bible... Radiotron Designer's Handbook.
I started out with Sam's Second Class Radiotelephone Handbook,
then went to community college (got out of Basic AC/DC Electronics).
So it's the "Big Red Book" I must look for.
If you search, you will find it available for download. It is cheaper and
better to buy it used than to print the download. You might see if
Amazon.com or similar has one at a reasonable price (whatever that is). If
you can live with reading it on screen, then the download is free. Of
course, if you work somewhere where no one cares, you might get a free print
on someone else's equipment. However, there is no such thing as free, as
that cost eventually gets burried in cost of goods sold and someone does pay
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