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This summer, I wanted to build my first tube amp. I'm looking for a book that would give me the basics, since I know nothing about this. Any help would be appreciated.

Would it be wise for me to start off working on a few pedals? I am dedicated, and have the money, I just want something that will entertain me for a good chunk of time.
Guitar:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Amplifier:
Fender Blues Junior - Eminence Red, White and Blues
Effects:
Fulltone OCD
Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone
Ibanez DE-7 Delay/Echo
Dunlop Crybaby
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi