Dave spent the past two years writing books and articles to help you get the most out of the gear you have. These guides will help you get the sounds you're hearing in your head using your current rig with just a few changes-- when you need it most--right when your amp starts acting up!
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Ever been stuck at a gig or practice session with unwanted hiss, ghost notes, muddy, harsh or trebly tone? How about squealing or hissing? Buzzing or ringing? Tremolo or reverb trouble? Rattling or vibrating? The Guitar Amplifier Player's Troubleshooting Guide is the definitive source for fast answers to your guitar amplifier troubles. The Troubleshooting Guide arms you with the info you need to quickly and effectively take on whatever problems you encounter, in whatever spot you're in.
Dave Zimmerman takes you step-by-step through the journey of understanding great amp tone and how to achieve it by making simple tweaks to your current rig. Never before published Speaker Ohms and Power Tubal Tone charts along with a Glossary of Tonal Terms and in-depth discussion of Cords and Cables make this unique guide a must for all players novice and pro.
The geekiest thing that you will be expected to understand as a guitar player is ohms. Ohms is simply a measure of how much a circuit resists or impedes the flow of current when a voltage is applied to it... and you can use it to mold your tone, but only if you know what impedance settings to select on your amp. This set of six business-card-size easy reference charts give you the correct impedance settings and wattages delivered to each speaker when connecting two speakers to 30, 50 and 100 watt amplifiers in both series and parallel. Never again calculate, or worse, guess the correct impedance setting again.