The Tone Fanatic's Guide To Integrating Amps and Effects by Scott Kahn
Montclair, NJ (July 14, 2011) Hal Leonard Books, the musician's best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published Modern Guitar Rigs: The Tone Fanatic's Guide to Integrating Amps and Effects ($24.99) by Scott Kahn.
Modern Guitar Rigs covers topics of interest to guitarists looking to build pro-level rigs, whether they're playing clubs at the indie band level, getting set for a major tour, heading into the studio to record a new album, or just searching for "ultimate tone."
"Guitar magazines routinely talk about commonly available guitars, amps, and effects, but they don't really cover the components that go into assembling a professional guitar rig," explains Kahn. "After hearing the same questions come up repeatedly from so many guitar players, I found myself pondering, 'If only there were a book that really explained all this complex rig stuff,' and then I discovered that no such book existed."
Kahn, a technologist and accomplished guitar player, dissects complex guitar set-ups for multiple scenarios with an informal, relaxed style and calls attention to detail with bullet-point lists. Photos of the latest professional gear and actual rig examples of top guitarists add interest and application to the discussion.
Modern Guitar Rigs explores advanced topics including:
For players looking to move beyond a simple pedal board and combo amp, there is no more definitive book on the topic of advanced guitar rigs than Modern Guitar Rigs. The book comes with a bonus DVD with more than an hour of video including "Building a Pro Guitar Rig", "Setting Up Your First Small Rack", "Taming The Pedalboard", and a music video of the song "The Sky Is Falling" by the progressive rock band Days Before Tomorrow, featuring Scott Kahn on guitar.