Where can I learn about building tube amps?
Get one or more of the following references (note that these books are mostly old, and highly sought after, and so may be expensive and hard to find): • “The Ultimate Tone” by Kevin O’Connor. This the best book on guitar amps I’ve found. It assumes you know some electronics to start with, so is not a beginner’s book. Published by Power Press, which now has a web page at http://www.wwdc.com/~power/ . • “The Tube Amp Book” by Aspen Pittman, now in its fourth edition. This contains the majority of guitar amp schematics ever made. Don’t believe all the “technical information” as gospel, though. • “Electric Guitar Amplifier Repair Handbook” (?) By Jack Darr. Good intro to actually making repairs as well as many schematics. • “ARRL Handbook”, preferably a late 60’s or early 70’s edition. Read the sections on construction practice, safety, and tube info. • Guitar Player Magazine’s article on tube types and operation from a year or so ago • Glass Audio magazine, Old Colony Sound in Peterboro N