Secrets & Secret Holders – A Report on Intellectual Property in the Musical Instrument Amplifier Industry
By Kevin O’Connor, ©2000, ISBN 0-9698-608-6-2
30 pages, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, soft cover
The Black Book that reveals all!
Guitar amplifier design is shrouded in mystery.
Is it magic? Is it voodoo? Or just smoke and mirrors?
Secrets & Secret Holders explains, in text only, the circuitry behind simulclass, sag control, power scaling, speaker emulators, tube fat, amps that sing, amps with multiple voices, damping response, tube simulation and more.
Patents are supposed to protect the patent holder and exclude others from using these trade secrets. However, some patents are not worth the paper they are printed on. Discover who holds these patents, what the patents cover and what they don’t, in the listing of 48 patents related to the guitar amp biz.
This is a must-have for anyone building guitar or bass amps for a living or who wants to get into this business
Written in precise language for the experienced person who thinks schematically.