Guitar Amplifier Electronics: Basic Theory

Guitar Amplifier Electronics: Basic Theory

Richard Kuehnel

Our new book uses these calculators to design preamps, power amps, and power supplies. An entire chapter is devoted to sculpting the dynamics of overdrive and harmonic distortion.

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voltage divider

There is a familiar formula for the voltage gain of a voltage divider formed by two resistors: A = R2 / (R1 + R2). Not so familiar are the formulas for determining the value of R1 or R2 when a specific amount of attenuation is desired. Here is a calculator that determines the unknown resistor value.


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