Even if you don't plan on working on your own amp, these books give you essential info that any connosieur of tube amps ought to know...can save you labor time & help with troubleshooting, too.
|RCA RC-30 Tube Manual
RCA RC-30 vacuum tube data manual reprint, this is a larger, later (ca 1975) version of the venerable RCA manual that not only covers recieving types but many industrial numbers not covered in earlier editions, so it's about twice as thick as the earlier RC-19. Includes nearly all tubes used in US made audio & guitar amps. Also has useful Resistance Coupled Amplifier charts, and sample circuits.|
|HOW TO SERVICE YOUR OWN TUBE AMP - BOOK BY TOM MITCHELL|
A Complete Guide for the Curious Musician
A well organized and easy-to-understand approach to guitar amplifier repair covering basic electronics, reading schematics, understanding tubes and transformers, tube biasing and use of test equipment. Also provides 10 troubleshooting flowcharts, voltage charts for typical amplifiers, and many modifications that you can do yourself.
|General Electric Tube Manual (1972 Reprint)General Electric (USA) Essential Chartacteristics, 1972 vacuum tube data manual reprint. Excellent for quick reference, since it covers industrial (4-digit) numbers, many that are equivalent to standard tube numbers, this is the tube manual we use the most ourselves. Also has fairly complete CV/European to US conversion and a handy basing chart to assist with determining interchangability of tube types.|
|RCA RC-19 1959 Tube Manual ReprintRCA RC-19 vacuum tube data manual, 1959 reprint Does not cover 6550, 7591 or 6DJ8, but does cover most other audio tubes introduced prior to 1959. Also has useful Resistance Coupled Amplifier charts, and sample circuits.|
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