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5th Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers

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The guitar industry’s only comprehensive publication on guitar amplifier information and values has been dramatically improved! The new 5th Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers  is the only publication solely dedicated to current guitar and bass amplifier information and up-to-date values. At 840 pages, it is the largest book ever published on guitar amplifiers with nearly 500 individual manufacturers, trademarks, and boutique builders identified. Written by Ryan Triggs, the 5th Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers keeps the reader up-to-date on modern and vintage pricing, technical information on guitar amps, and serialization on several major trademarks.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

-Over 5,850 new and vintage individual models are identified in detail with current new or used market retail values, and many are included.

-18,000+ values are included and many have been updated to reflect the current state of the vintage guitar amp marketplace taking into consideration that large heavy amplifiers are not as popular as they used to be, and values are down.

-Nearly 2,000 B&W images are included in this newest edition with 3,650 available online in high res color.

-A thorough Anatomy depicting all the individual components of an amplifier is included plus an extensive Glossary that explains amplifier terminology and definitions.

-The Trademark Index is incorporated directly into the text with contact information for nearly all current trademarks/builders.

Once again, all the current/recent boutique amp builders are listed, and many have individual model listings.

 

Most of the information contained in the 5th Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers is simply not available in any other single publication for any price – period. No other guitar amp reference and value guide even comes close.



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4th Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers on CD-ROM
Once again, the Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers is available in a CD-ROM format. The 4th Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers on CD-ROM, released in 2010, contains the entire contents of the 752-page 4th Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers as well as over 3,000 color images. This CD-ROM also includes the Photo Grading System, as well as many .pdf files including Amp Dating Tools and House Brand information.

This CD-ROM works through most web-based browsers. To find an amp, simply locate the letter of manufacturer (A-Z), the manufacturer (Fender, Marshall, Gibson, Ampeg, etc.), and select from the list of categories that appear under the manufacturer. Several models have one or more picture that makes identifying amps a breeze!

The CD-ROM is ideal for users who prefer a computer-based program to research or look up values, utilize all the color images to help identify guitars, or like the ease of carrying around a lightweight CD rather than cumbersome books. The Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers on CD-ROM is a must-have for any guitar amp enthusiast. Also, the Trademark Index with manufacturer’s contact information is incorporated directly into the CD-ROM listings.

Most of the information contained in the 4th Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers on CD-ROM is simply not available anywhere else, at any price! No other guitar amp reference and value guide even comes close!


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4th Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers
The guitar industry’s only comprehensive publication on guitar amplifier information and values has been dramatically improved! The 4th Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers, released in 2010, is over 750 pages, identifies nearly 500 guitar amplifier manufacturers, trademarks, and boutique builders, and features over a thousand images. Written by Zachary R. Fjestad, the 4th Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers keeps the reader up-to-date on modern and vintage pricing, technical information on guitar amps, and serialization on several major trademarks.

New features of the 4th Edition include incorporating the Trademark Index directly into the text that lists current contact information for nearly all current amp builders, access to our entire database of color images of amps that is available free of charge through our
image page on this website (several hundred black and white images are still included directly in the text), and a new format that utilizes our white space more efficiently. Nearly all 2010 makes and models are listed, including many recent boutique builders and our 16-page full color Photo Grading System™ to correctly ascertain the various grades of both new and vintage guitar amplifiers. It had been nearly four years since the 3rd Edition was published, and this 4th Edition has four more years worth of information and values!

Most of the information contained in the 4th Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers is simply not available in any other single publication for any price – period. No other guitar amp reference and value guide even comes close.

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The Marshall Bluesbreaker - The Story of Marshall's First Combo
By John R. Wiley

For the first time, the complete story of Marshall’s first ever combo amplifier, nicknamed the Bluesbreaker, is told here in The Marshall Bluesbreaker – The Story of Marshall’s First Combo. Highlights include:
  • The entire history of the Bluesbreaker including the development of the JTM45 and how Eric Clapton requested the first Marshall combo amplifier
  • A complete listing of all the Bluesbreaker components
  • A guide section listing year-by-year specifications and changes to the Bluesbreaker including reissues and limited editions
  • A chapter devoted to the little brother of the Bluesbreaker – the 18 Watt Mini Bluesbreaker
  • Listings and specifications on modern builders who offer replica and clone amplifiers based on the Bluesbreaker and Mini Bluesbreaker designs
  • A 16-page color section featuring original and reissue Bluesbreakers, Mini Bluesbreakers, and Bluesbreaker components
  • A step-by-step guide on converting a stock Marshall Bluesbreaker Reissue into a Clapton-spec Bluesbreaker
  • A foreword written by the founder himself, Jim Marshall
From the beginning of Marshall amplifiers in the early 1960s to the reissues currently produced today, the story of the Bluesbreaker is told in its entirety for the first time!


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Gibson Amplifiers 1933-2008 – 75 Years of the Gold Tone
By Wallace Marx Jr.

This is the first and only book devoted entirely to Gibson amplifiers. This 192-page book contains a 16-page color pictorial section, the entire history of Gibson amplifiers through 2008, an overview of amplification from the early 20th century, a complete guide section including every standard production Gibson amplifier with specifications, shipping totals, pictures, and a CD-ROM containing the entire Gibson Amplifier Master Service Book in PDF format with owner’s manuals and schematics for Gibson amplifiers produced between 1936 and 1966. Other amplifiers produced by Gibson are covered as well including Epiphone, Maestro, Kalamazoo, SG Systems, and Lab Series. For the first time, a book is now available solely about Gibson amplifiers making this book a must for any amplifier enthusiast!


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The Soul of Tone - Celebrating 60 Years of Fender Amps
Author Tom Wheeler chronicles the entire history of Fender guitar amplifiers from Leo Fender's beginnings up to the mid-2000s. This book features glossy paper that is printed in color, 425 images, technical specs and cosmetic details, interviews with famous Fender amp players, and two audio CDs with over 100 tracks containing unique recordings of both modern and vintage fender amplifiers.

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Fender Amps - The First Fifty Years
Teagle and Sprung co-authored the first book on Fenders guitar amplifiers. Features of this book include complete detailed features and specs on every model through the early 1990s, hundreds of black and white images, and a 40-page color section.

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Amps! The Other Half of Rock N Roll
Author Fliegler wrote one of the first books on the major guitar amplifier manufacturers. Major trademarks such as Fender, Vox, Ampeg, Marshall, and Mesa/Boogie are covered in heavy detail, while several other manufacturers are touched as well. Other goodies include a how they work guide and a 32 page color section.

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Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers - 2nd Edition Deluxe
The 2nd Edition Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers hardcover version features a red cloth cover with a square cutout from the soft cover edition on the front. Only 50 of these books were produced and each book is individually signed by the author (Zachary R. Fjestad) and editor (S.P. Fjestad). A limited number of these books are for sale.

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