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Secrets and 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 and 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.

About London Power

London Power was founded in 1990 by Kevin O'Connor, after two decades of research into innovative audio amplification techniques. Kevin is an audio designer, author and speaker, known for his proprietary methodology called Power Scaling, and for his eleven books on audio subjects. Whether you seek amps, kits or information, you'll find useful answers here on not just the "how" but the "why" of audio amplifier design. Please enjoy the information on this site, and don't hesitate to contact us with questions.

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