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The Modern Guitar Rigs: The Tone Fanatic's Guide to Integrating Amps and Effects

Alex Lifeson is one of the artists featured in The Modern Guitar Rigs: The Tone Fanatic's Guide to Integrating Amps and Effects released this month by Hal Leonard Publishing.

Showing players how to take their sound beyond traditional tones and into the future, in this book Scott Kahn (editor in chief of explores 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 CD, or just searching for ultimate tone. The Modern Guitar Rig explores advanced topics including:

• Rack gear: Multi-effects and dedicated signal processors, switching systems, foot controllers, wireless systems, and more
• Amp setups: Rack-mounted tube preamps and power amps, stereo rigs, wet/dry/wet and other configurations
• Guitar options: Piezoelectric pickups and splitting guitar signals to multiple amps
• Tools for recording tube amps: power attenuators, dummy load simulators, direct recording options
• Virtual guitar rigs and modeled guitar amps in the studio and on stage Each section and chapter addresses a different set of tools while delivering rich detail, supported by scores of illustrations, and describing a range of popular products for the contemporary guitarist. Kahn also looks at the guitar rigs of pro players and analyzes how their rigs are wired, configured, and controlled.

Thanks to RushFanForever for the headsup!


  1. Dont know how else to post this, its a little strange but interesting, enjoy!

  2. cool srd8gu thank you very much for the link.