#1
just a curious question, i'm very interested in amps but havent had the opportunity to see whats inside an amp. so far, i'm guessing amp building has more in common with electrical engineering. but what do you guys say?
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Do a ton of research before poking inside of an amplifier.

Tons of capacitors, resistors and voltages in there that can do harm and in some cases death.
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i'm guessing amp building has more in common with electrical engineeringy?


well duh
#6
yea i wasn't going to go poke around without knowing exactly what to do haha
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definitely train engineering
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nuclear engineering for sure m8
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Is marketing considered engineering?
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Seriously, this. My 30 watt head is ~10x louder than my old 150 watt. They just make those numbers up (checkmate, engineers)
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#14
amp engi duuuuuuuh

for real though, i'm not sure if poking around your amp is safe


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Seriously, this. My 30 watt head is ~10x louder than my old 150 watt. They just make those numbers up (checkmate, engineers)



I feel this about the whole thread tbh.
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Seriously, this. My 30 watt head is ~10x louder than my old 150 watt. They just make those numbers up (checkmate, engineers)


its logarifmic u fukin scrub
#18
DO NOT take an amplifier apart unless you really know what you're doing. The capacitors in the amp store electrical charges that can kill you, even if the amplifier isn't plugged in.
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DO NOT take an amplifier apart unless you really know what you're doing. The capacitors in the amp store electrical currents that can kill you, even if the amplifier isn't plugged in.

this

and you can get cancer from the radiation
#20
I want to make a joke about leaving the amp plugged in so the electricity can still flow out, but I'd feel kinda bad if I were responsible for someone's death

In any case, TS, I think you get the gist of what is being said here
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this

and you can get cancer from the radiation


which is why you need a nuclear engineer
#24
Electrical engineering generally deals with the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power.
Electronic engineering deals with using electricity to transmit information. This is probably better suited to understanding guitar amplifiers. If you're thinking of choosing a university course, keep in mind that neither of them will teach you about vaccuum tubes. They'll teach you the fundamentals, but you'll have to teach yourself how to service amplifiers.

Here are some resources:
http://www.ampbooks.com/home/tutorials/lesson-001/
http://www.tubebooks.org/technical_books_online.htm
#25
Electronic Engineering. You could do a joint course with some sort of Music Technology course.

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Contrary to popular belief, working on amplifiers and other musical instrument technologies actually require a degree or training in the culinary arts.

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#30
I study civil engineering and a lot of the stuff we learn about is used in amplifiers. You should consult a civil engineer. They know how to build things.
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I study civil engineering and a lot of the stuff we learn about is used in amplifiers. You should consult a civil engineer. They know how to build things.

It's surprising how many roads and tunnels and whatnot you can find inside an amplifier.
#32
Pretty sure areospace engineering is the most relevant field for building amps
#34
All of you are idiots. Clearly since the amp is made up of chemicals, you need to be a chemical engineer to be able to work on them.
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