No love for the greatest Guitar Gear/FX book written?

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  1. gregovertone

    gregovertone Member

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    So, i have recently finished reading 'AnalogMan's Guide to Vintage Effects' for the second time.

    I realized that sites like this one (amongst others) rarely bring up this great resource. It quickly became an HC favorite, and im certain you guys, more than anyone, would appreciate the info it has.

    The author really knows his ****, and honestly, it goes well beyond the few other fx books out there. I think its great that he took the time to write it (something like 2 years), and we have access to him here at tgp (he posts as non-digital-tom).

    x-mas is coming, show the love, and pick up this book!


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  2. FenderAmpGas

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    It's on my X-mas list!:AOK

    Since I know nothing about effects except how to plug into them, this should be very enlightening.
     
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    Mike's good people. That being said, I wouldn't put him at my signal processing wheel (or anywhere near my guitar rig signal path for that matter) ever/in life.
     
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    What makes you say that Matte?
     
  7. matte

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    Taste, aesthetics, etc. Nothing based on absolutes.
     
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    just to clear up any mis-conceptions--

    this book was not written by Analog Mike (of analogman), but rather a former employee, named Tom Hughes.
     
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    Yes, here known as non-digital-tom
     
  10. Don Rusk

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    It is a great book and resource I read it a couple times too......

    I think the problem is that its mostly a 'history' book...

    Most people today want thier effects useful and compatible, and would use the book mostly for a 'Hey this looks like something Id buy an updated clone of' :cool: ........


    The best (and most difficult) book has yet to be written... Ive thought of writing it myself even - but the last 10 or even 5 years of effects is much more interesting and useful info to most people tone searching today.... Id be more intersted in the birth and development of current and rising companies like Hermida ~ Lovepedal ~ BJFE ~ Sweetsound etc......

    It would be cool to have a current book that could be updated on the web maybe - you buy an ongoing subscription to the constantly updated version....and also a print version that could be updated every other year or something......... I hope Tom working on this :hiP
     
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    Right on.
     
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    Wow.
     
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    So why even mention it? I'm not sure what purpose that serves.
     
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    DonneR, that sounds like a great book, but til i see it, Tom's is the best out there ;)

    honestly, i think that as far book sales are concerned, Tom's book was on the money. I think the proper history is more reasonable to a larger audience, as opposed to us gear pagers who would be interested in a book on the past 10 years of the handmade world. plus, it makes sense for there to be a really accurate account of the history of vintage and rare effects, before handmade boutique :)


    just my 2 cents.
     
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    Problem? I dont understand why there is any problem , other than you basically implying you have a better idea. Maybe you do but until its more than that please dont try and discount others work. Im sure your intentions were not to come off pompous and arrogant but if I was the author I would probably see it that way.

    Oh and I really dig the book.
     
  16. Bob Sweet

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    Actually Tom did contact me a few times about an interview for the book. But I was always so damned busy, I was never able to get together with him. Maybe next time. :)
     
  17. turtleheadblues

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    You know suspender boy would love to get the story man.:moon



    Ill email ya Sweet cheeks.
     
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    tony, you are quite eloquent :D
     
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    I have known Matte for years, he's a cool guy and we get along great. He's really fun to hang with.

    But we are at the opposite sides of guitar tone. I LIKE the way a vintage guitar and amp sounds! I love to have all our pedals sound like the actual guitar being played, and allow the players' soul to get through. If you like endless noodling where speed (not soul) is everything, and enjoy sounds like industrial machinery and nintendo, you won't like our pedals.

    Have fun!
     
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    You know this might make an interesting 'community' project , help round up company histories etc......d
     

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