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    DescriptionGuitarists love amps--"really "love them. Amplifiers may look dull to the rest of the world, but to guitarists they are full of mystique, romance, and rockin' sound. And while there are many strong-selling electric guitar histories available, here's the first illustrated history of the electric guitar's best friend, the amp.World-famous guitar and amp historian Dave Hunter tells the story of 60 of the greatest amps ever built, including classics from Fender, Marshall, Vox, the bizarre EchoSonic that created Elvis' sound, and the ultimate esoteric $75,000+ Dumble amps. The story is illustrated with hundreds of technical photos, rare machines, catalogs, memorabilia, and the amps of the stars, from Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Eric Clapton.This is a book guitarists will drool over.

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    The Illustrated History of the World's Greatest Amplifiers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dave Hunter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 222 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,293 g
    ISBN 13: 9780760339725
    ISBN 10: 0760339724

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    BIC subject category V2: AVRL1
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    B&T General Subject: 540
    BIC subject category V2: AV
    LC classification: ML
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    Abridged Dewey: 781
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MUS030000
    DC22: 621.381535
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15930
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 787.870284
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AVRL
    Illustrations note
    400 colour illustrations
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Publication date
    07 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dave Hunter is an author, musician, and journalist. He is the author of several popular books about guitars, amps, and effects, including Voyageur Press's "Star Guitars," "The Fender Stratocaster," "The Gibson Les Paul," and "365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play." A regular contributor to "Guitar Player "and "Vintage Guitar" magazines, he resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
    Back cover copy
    In a world where technological progress for the sake of "the product" seems to outstrip genuine cultural and social advancement, it's refreshing to still be able to fire up a chunk of archaic technology and make some rock 'n' roll. Enter "Amped," a history of the world's greatest guitar and bass amplifiers, from the quaint 1937 Rickenbacher M11 to the latest and greatest Matchless. Here are more than sixty classic amps, including Leo Fender's iconic tweed Bassman, the sonorous Vox AC30, Jim Marshall's powerhouse stacks, Supro, Hiwatt, Orange, Mesa/Boogie, Alexander Dumble's mad creations, Trainwreck, and many more--plus some cool oddities, electrical freaks, and fascinating failures. Now, if they could just bottle that vintage tube amp smell, we would really be getting somewhere.