What would today’s rock and pop music be without electric lead and bass guitars? These instruments have been setting the tone for more than sixty years. Their underlying sound is determined largely by their electrical components. But, how do they actually work? Almost no one is able to explain this to the true musician with no technical background. This book answers many questions simply, in an easily-understandable manner.
For the interested musician (and others), this book unveils, in a simple and well-grounded way, what have, until now, been regarded as manufacturer secrets. The examination explores deep within the guitar, including pickups and electrical environment, so that guitar electronics are no longer considered highly secret. With a few deft interventions, many instruments can be rendered more versatile and made to sound a lot better – in the most cost-effective manner.
The author is an experienced electronics professional and active musician. He has thoroughly tested everything described here, in practice.
I am not new to the professional guitar making business, but was greatly surprised of discovering a lot of contents that redefined my knowledge on many subjects, and that answered long held questions. If you are new to electric guitars, start here. If you are familiar with them, use this book to reach the next level.