Electronics for Guitarists

Authors: Dailey, Denton J.

  • Features foreword written by Billy Zoom, tube amp expert and founding member of punk rock band X
  • Provides new and expanded coverage of topics such as tone control circuits, MOSFETS and small-signal amplifiers, distortion circuits, rail splitters and charge pumps, tube power supplies, interpreting the the digital oscilloscope FFT dB display, and Darlington and Sziklai transistors
  • Includes more than 200 illustrations and examples of various circuits
  • Covers a wide range of guitar-related topics, presenting both descriptive discussions of circuit and device operation, and  rigorous design and analysis techniques
  • Presents original quantitatively analyzed amplifier circuits, with detailed design procedures
  • Emphasizes original circuit design based on solid engineering principles
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About this book

In the second edition of Electronics for Guitarists author Denton Dailey teaches the basic theory of operation and design principles of analog guitar signal processing circuits and amplifiers. The design and operation of common effects circuits such as tone controls, preamps, phasers, flangers, envelope followers, distortion and overdrives are covered, as are both solid-state amplifiers and power supplies. Written primarily for the guitarist, this book balances coverage of theoretical analysis and design while providing many examples of practical experimental circuits.

The main thrust of the material is analog circuitry, focusing on fundamental principles of transistors, integrated circuit and vacuum tube-based amplifier operation and theory, and operation of typical guitar signal processing effects circuits. Updated to the new edition include:

• New coverage of tone control circuits, MOSFETS and their applications as small-signal amplifiers, rail splitters and charge pumps, amplifiers using germanium transistors, and tube power amp design
• Expanded coverage of numerous subjects such as vacuum tube power supplies, the digital oscilloscope, Darlington and Sziklai transistors,  and signal spectra and transfer function symmetry
• Additional examples of various circuits such as overdrive, distortion, chorus, delay, tremolo and auto-wah circuits as well as amplifier design

Electronics for Guitarists is ideal for the musician or engineer interested in analog signal processing. The material is also useful to general electronics hobbyists, technologists and engineers with an interest in guitar and music-related electronics applications.

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4087-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4086-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electronics for Guitarists
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4087-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4087-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4086-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXI, 415
Number of Illustrations and Tables
278 b/w illustrations
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