Bands - Fratus-Amplification.com
The lovely and talented Leslie Townsend has various sites, one of which is
My friend Dennis O'Docharty on lead guitar with videos of the Houston band
Lady and the Tramps
Dewey Wayne Band
is going straight up! Visit his site for showdates. Great songwriter and musician.
Jeffrey Perales and
on Band Camp.
Jeffrey Perales and
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More bands will be added as I get permission from them.
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These are collected samples of amps, stomp boxes and technical articles.
Collin's Lab: Schematic Diagrams
MAKE presents: The Multimeter
MAKE presents: The Oscilloscope
Ohm's Law, the Basics
Solving Ohm's Law & Watt's Law Part 1 - Eeris Fritz
Solving Ohm's Law
MAKE presents: Ohm's Law
Transformers, a few basics
Rectifiers, a few basics
Full Wave Rectification with a Diode Bridge
The Diode Bridge
Capacitors, DC and AC Current
One Transistor Amplifier Demo
Comparing Tubes and Transistors
Tubes and Transistors
Biasing an Transistor Audio Amplifier
Tone Lizard's offbeat humor and deep knowledge will be missed. I wrote him that the web site was offline, but he insisted that it was not. I was willing to host his files, but did not get permission. I do have the files, but not the permission.
Feeling generous? Like what you see here?
Amplifier Comparisons and Demos
Fender Bassman - Early Model
Fender Blues Deluxe Amplifier
Fender Blues Deluxe vs Fender Vibrolux Reverb 1979
Orange Tiny Terror amp Versus Egnater Rebel 20 amplifier shootout w Gibson SG
Marshall Plexi 1987x
Vintage 1972 Marshall
1969 100 Watt Marshall Plexi Demo
Some Classic Sci-Fi Movies
Shocker Internet DriveIn - Radar Men Of The Moon!
Appointment on Mars (1952)
The WORST guitar effects pedal Demo EVER! Digitech Whammy V4 with a Gibson SG Guitar on a Fender 75 Amp
My sincere apologies to the guy who made this, as I am sure he wishes he could take it all back... but what is laid is played, as they say in Poker.
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See this great tone capacitor video!
If you ever believed that the type of cap made no difference, watch this! Need parts? I'm trying to make an outlet for parts. Don't call for parts, please. Use my new
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Speakers and Power - techy article from Antique Electronics and tubesandmore.com!
Speakers and Power Explained
Which is the best order to hook up your pedals? See
Guitar Effects - Order & Tips
Tone Hunting - the SRV tone
to point you to
, BSEE, at
. I saw his site years ago but couldn't find it again until recently. His site may have been my inspiration for starting this one. Be sure and give him a visit. His site is really complete and full of good info, suggestions and tips.
Vintage Tube Amp Repair!
Experienced vintage amp repair.
Acoustic, Alembic, Alesis, Allen, Ampeg, Ashdown, B-52, Bad Cat, Behringer, Carvin, Crate, Crown, Diezel, Earth, EBS, Eden, Electro-Voice, Epiphone, ENGL, Fender, Fuchs, Gallien-Krueger, Genz-Benz, Gibson, Hartke, Hiwatt, Hoffmann, Ibanez, Johnson, Kendrick, Korg, Krank, Kustom, Laney, Legend, Line 6, Marshall, Matchless, Mesa/Boogie, Metaltronix, Orange, Peavey, Randall, Rivera, Rocktron, Roland, Silvertone, Soldano, Sound Research, Sovtek, Squier, Sunn, SWR, Tech 21, Top Hat, Trace Elliot, Trainwreck, Traynor, VHT, Vox, Yamaha, Yorkville Sound.
Would like to see:
Andrews, Ashton, B.C. Rich, Blackheart, Blackstar, Bogner, Bruno, Burgera, Carr, DÃaz, Cornford, Elmwood, Framus, Garnet, Heritage, Hughes & Kettner, Koch, Matamp, Mojave, Naylor, Reeves, Rick-Tone, Ross, Selmer, Session, Sewell, Soultone, Stephenson, Straub, Suhr, Supro, Synaptic Amps, THD, Tone King, Two-Rock, Valco, Yerasov
You can go crazy with books, just like anything else. The thing that I have learned is that first you need to understand electronics, that is, learn how electrons behave and how to tame them. Then you have to learn the skills and practices that make it safe and effective to work on stuff in general. Then you need to learn about the particular type of product that you are interested in.
Alibris is a great place to buy books at severely reduced prices.
Vast array of references, resources, nearly everything!
Electronics Hobbyist Web Site
GREAT Links! Don't pass this one by! Electronic references, circuits, data, repair info.
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Video: Tone Capacitor Comparison
Good Video... No narration - watch the screen for tips.
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