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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

Postby _ Six _ » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:39 pm

Electronics for Guitarists - Denton J. Dailey

Brilliant book.
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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

Postby Jorge » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:09 pm

I went to order H&H Art of Electronics and lo and behold,
New Third Edition
I think I will try to hold out until April 30, a 26 year revision should be reasonably interesting given the major developments in digital, wireless and computing electronics over the past few decades.
What do you think?
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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

Postby Sound3p » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:20 am

gotta check those out
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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

Postby mongldroid » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:43 pm

Not to be cliche, because there have been a lot of good recommendations, but I will throw out the professorial response. Any place is good to start but if you have a real thirst for electronics pick up a physics textbook and really get into the ground level and work up from there. University Physics starting at chapter 23 will take you far and start off a chain of "AH HA" fireworks moments. Why do we use shielding? How does it work? Ho do I make this circuit? blah blah blah
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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

Postby Guest » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:09 am

Tube Amp Talk for the Guitarist and Tech by Gerald Weber.

Gerald's book is actually a compilation of many articles he's written over time. Don't expect long chapters, this is an easy book to pick and read an article when you've got little time on your hands.
There's a lot of info. on Ampeg, Fender, Marshall, and (of course) Kendricks amplifiers. If you own one of these amps you won't be sorry you bought this book. :geek:
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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

Postby Wonks » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:47 pm

I've just noticed that the Paul Horowitz book was finally updated 3 years ago. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Electronic ... b_title_bk
Not cheap, but then few of this type of book are.
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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:08 pm

Another recommendation for the Art of Electronics from me too. It was my reference manual back when I was reading electronics at university at the end of the 70s and the book has been updated several times since then.

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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

Postby Watchmaker » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:27 pm

sticky?

I'll certainly want to come back to this. Muchas Gracias to all.

I learnt from the U.S. Navy basic electricity and electronics texts which I still own and refer to.

A much more recent version of which is here: http://store.doverpublications.com/0486210766.html
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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

Postby Matt Houghton » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:32 pm

Old thread but seeing as it's become active again....

I found Uncle Doug's YouTube channel is a great resource for understanding tube amp electronics. Not a book, but worth adding to the list...
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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

Postby Matt Houghton » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:51 am

blinddrew wrote:Not to be confused with Uncle Rob: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSfjD ... zdAy56c8kg

Yeah. Kinda the polar opposite in terms of presentation...

Uncle Rob would have been proud of the way I set my toaster on fire this morning though.
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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:33 pm

Matt Houghton wrote:Old thread but seeing as it's become active again....

I found Uncle Doug's YouTube channel is a great resource for understanding tube amp electronics. Not a book, but worth adding to the list...

Great find Matt! :clap:

Bookmarked and already exploring :ugeek:


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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

Postby cloverfield » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:38 am

RoadieChauffeur wrote:These are my starting points:

Practical Electronics for Inventors

The book known as Horiwitz and Hill hasn't been revised for about 25 years, but is still regarded as the Bible of electronics. Rumours abound of a new version (and have done for years...)
The Art of Electronics


thanks for these sharing! wow, the electronic kindle version is more expensive than the hardcover. i wonder why :o
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