Hal Leonard Books is pleased to announce the availability of the Tone Manual ($24.99) by guitar author Dave Hunter, who takes on arguably the most discussed topic of gear-obsessed guitarists: tone.
In the Tone Manual, Hunter breaks down the individual components of the electric guitar rig – guitar, amplifier, speakers, cabinets, effects and peripherals – and examines how each piece of equipment contributes to superior or inferior sound.
He offers tips on improving and making the most of the gear you’ve already got – all with reference to interviews with name artists and manufacturers.
In addition, the Tone Manual discusses the evolution of the guitarist’s concept of “good tone”.
It provides an extensive guide to recorded examples of playing generally considered “tonally superior,” citing examples from the early days of electric jazz, blues, country, and rock and roll; from the classic rock, blues rock, and heavy rock heyday of the late 1960s and early ‘70s; and from myriad contemporary artists.
Throughout the Tone Manual, a series of more than 30 “Tone Tips” will offer quick, digestible, practical info bites to help readers improve their sound and better understand their equipment. The Tone Manual also includes helpful diagrams and a cover-mounted CD.