Book for rook

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by screefer, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. screefer

    screefer Tele-Meister

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    I wish to assemble a tube amp kit but I want to understand things first. I'm an acceptable solderer. Any thoughts on this book...

    Vacuum Tube Amplifier Basics by Ed Jurich

    Thanks all

    I see this probably be in the DIY shock forum....sorry
     
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  2. corliss1

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    It has good reviews, so go for it.

    This is the one I personally recommend for beginners - it breaks down all the components and what they do, without giving you tons of math and theory and whatnot:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/148039288X/?tag=tdpri-20
     
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  4. screefer

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    I saw that one as well and will grab....thanks much
     
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    I've read every book I can find. Watched every amp repair and build video. I've done 4 cap jobs, built 5 amps from scratch that all work flawlessly. Sometimes I think I understand, most of the time I don't.
     
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    That's inspiring. I wire my guitars but they aren't dangerous. I struggle with electric theory and hope to move the needle on that by first assembling and then, maybe later, building an amp.
    I plan to pay some dues first though...
    Thanks
     
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    Thank you. I have been reading your page and will check out that book. Lots to learn
     
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    Right on, Rob.
    @screefer, there is so much information out there, quality information, for free, I would say that's the best place to start.
    Rob Robinette--excellent.
    Merlin Blencowe--excellent.
    Start for free, and you will find directions in which to proceed.
     
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    Totally @Teleguy61,
    I'm overwhelmed but inspired!
     
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    Excellent advice but I already purchased Dave Hunter's and EJ Jurich's books. They are very well written. I'm also zeroed in on Rob's page. LOTS to learn! I just ordered a 5F2A kit from Mojo. The plan is to study up over the Summer and build the cab from Red Cedar, which I have lots of, and access the speaker up here. Once the rains come, I will start work.

    Thanks to all and this wonderful site....
    Go Bosox!
     
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