#1
Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew of a good website/book that explained how amps and effects work.

I'm trying to get some background information to understand how everything works before I start spending money getting a touring rig together.

Right now I have a 4x10 Hot Rod Deville that is stock except for the tubes, so if anyone also knows of a good tube/speaker combo let me in on it (mostly texas blues type sound but need to be able to play in the sound of everything else)
#2
Budget?
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals