Books & DVDs
The Ultimate Tone, Volume 4, Advanced Methods for Amp Design
by Kevin O'ConnorOutlines, in schematic form, many approaches that achieve the goal of power scaling, super scaling and power management. A complete history and discourse on the technology outlines how to implement multiple power scale controls, alternative circuit forms and system impacts. Further tutorials outline the methods for super scaling, with both fixed and variable boost ratios, using both solid-state and tube methods.
DVD - Tube Amps 101, Volume 4, Noise, Tips and Troubleshooting
Volume IV: Noise, Tips and Troubleshooting Chapter List includes:
- 3 Prong conversion - the RIGHT WAY! (Super Reverb)
- "Red Plating" Power Tubes ('77 Princeton)
- Replace a Bad Power Transformer ('79 Champ)
- Test and Replace Coupling Caps ('57 Tweed Champ)
- HIGH Noise Floor? (Silverface Deluxe Reverb)
- Buzzing Noise?
The Ultimate Tone, Volume 6, Timeless Tone Built for the Future Today
by Kevin O'ConnorThe evolution of guitar amp circuits becomes a revolution! The Ultimate Tone, Volume 6 takes you through advanced DC Power Scaling methods; reveals the secrets of Dumble amps; explores the truth about high-gain preamps; demonstrates how to build Z-B-X push-pull power amps with a single power tube; simplifies the design of 400W+ tube amps - methods that can be applied to any power level; presents class-G tube amps where 100W of output has the same waste heat as a 25W amp; explores modern mains control and sustain circuitry.