2 January 2012
316 pages, CreateSpace (May 17, 2010)
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.
If you're a guitarist, and you want to know EVERYTHING you NEED to know about amps, cabs, speakers, tubes, and tone, this book is the bible.
The point to re-emphasize is that target audience for this book is guitarists. For example, there are certainly some technical bits in here about ohms, amps, volts, etc. but if you're interested in that stuff, this never feels like a text book written for engineers or amp techs. This is need-to-know info, presented for guitarists at a level that makes it easy to understand. It's like having these topics explained to you by a very knowledgeable amp tech who knows how to convey complicated material in an easy-to-understand way.
Each topic is relatively short, contained, easy to find, read, and comprehend.
It is a fantastic reference source when you want to look up something, and a good cover-to-cover read as well.