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IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2012, 18:51
by CHEEZOR
Brian has given his consent to let us download these books, for the time being:

indyguitarist wrote:I understand that you guys want the information in the books, and I'm tentatively okay with you having access to it. But I'm not making them public domain, I'm just sharing them to help you if it will help, because I do value FSB and the DIY scene. A lot of great pedal builders start out this way. If I'm making future competitors I guess that is what it is, but I'd rather address this than have to see it happen under my nose and not say something.

I will not offer any support for the material, a lot of which is simplified, some of which is outright in error. The books are several years old, there have probably been circuit revisions which make the "color by numbers" way I wrote them no longer work. That's up to you to work through, I can't help you. No time to do so. And honestly guys it is pretty simple explanations, so don't expect a college degree in electronics after reading them or anything like that.

Now for the important part... I self-published the books. The books remain my intellectual property. This isn't me giving them up, just recognizing that you can't stop copyright infringement and so rather than going crazy with legal action, I'm just being okay with sharing them with you guys. People who may get something out of them. You may download those if you think it will help you on the DIY path (with the understanding that I provide zero support for them now), but I am not giving up my right to my intellectual property. I retain all applicable copyrights. Please don't do anything with them that violates mine or any other intellectual property. This is similar to sharing them under a creative commons license - a restrictive one, which does not permit anything other than redistribution. All other rights reserved.

This ought to go without saying but obviously do not sell them. Redistribution for free only, in the form of electronic downloads or file transfers. That includes not selling physical media with the files on them and claiming you're selling the CD and not what's on it. This should be obvious and probably is, but if anyone didn't get that, now you do, cool?

Now, have fun, guys. :)


Thanks, Brian! If you should change your mind at any time, PM me and I'll take down the files ASAP.

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Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 07 May 2012, 12:02
by Buzzel
Thanks!

I have read a bit of the book now, and its really great for the beginning pedalbuilders. Especially the first book about basic schematics and stuff is really great!

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 08 May 2012, 16:35
by pinkjimiphoton
yay, wampcat!
thanks man~

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 13 May 2012, 16:33
by FX-Rated
Hi,
i´am new in here, been reading and introducing myself for a few years in building effect pedals, cause i´m a gear freak especially in pedals :D
Now i want to get serious in all that self building stuff and not only clone and DIY Kits. I read both books from Wampler and they helped me a lot, but i´m thinking about the other IndyGuitarist books, which Brian mentioned in the intermediate book...i´m very interested in the beginners version and in the book written by R.G.Keen..does anyone know, where i can get them?? I became addicted in learning and studying the books, schematics and all that...i can´t wait to expand my knowledge base and my skills in electronic and effects building :)

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 14 Aug 2012, 14:23
by LedRoc
Does anyone have a link to the first book?

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 14 Aug 2012, 15:22
by Buzzel
unzip the link, clik on the first file in the .zip

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 14 Aug 2012, 18:19
by LedRoc
Is that one the first book he wrote...the one for beginners? I thought the link had only the intermediate stuff.

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 14 Aug 2012, 18:48
by Buzzel
He tells al lot about basic schematics and stuff in the first book, so i guess its for the beginners yes.

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 14 Aug 2012, 22:01
by LedRoc
Thanks Buzzel I appreciate the quick response.

The book ive been looking for is called "How to build effect pedals: A step by step guide" by brian wampler. Im a noob so i want to start from scratch...if anyone knows where i can find this one please let me know.

Thanks

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2012, 10:23
by Buzzel
Hey,

I guess you have to buy it. Only i can't find shops who sell this book... :(

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2012, 13:45
by LedRoc
I cant find the book for sale anywhere either...guess Ill try working my way through the books in the zip file and see if I can make sense of it. Thanks Buzzell

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2012, 18:18
by BaldPaul
Wonderful resource. Thanks for sharing! :applause:

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2012, 19:31
by juanro
Just in caso you need a little friendlier (ir that the word?) download:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36064461/Wampler%20Books.zip

Juanro

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 10 Sep 2012, 22:17
by ronrumsey
Brian,

Thank you, sir. I purchased your book on modding effects years ago and have lamented not also getting the design book. Thought it was probably too late to get it. Now I'm a happy boy and will be reading tonight.

Ron

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2012, 07:22
by Adi052
I bought the books from Brian & found a few of the pictures & explainations less than desireable. Specifically, I really had problems on the distortion circuit figuring out how to hook up the tone & volume controls based on the descriptions.

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 20 Sep 2012, 19:37
by CodeMonk
I bought "Advanced DIY Pedals" and "How To Modify Effects" awhile back.
Interesting reads.

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 21 Sep 2012, 12:35
by BrotherTank
Thanks Brian!

Your allowance to download your books is a very generous gift to everyone that cares to download them. Even though I am an educated electronics engineer by trade, this information is valuable to me as a sort of quick reference or reminder that I find especially useful since I was hit by a car 6 years ago. My memory sometimes fails me and I have found that after reading just the first book, that it brings back things that I was taught and or experienced in my past.

Once again, hat's off to you for such a generous and informative gift.

BrotherTank
Greg

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2012, 17:47
by tip142
Thank you for sharing,nobody is born teacher.....
Thnak's again.
:thumbsup

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 30 Jan 2013, 04:39
by bhill
The books are good references for the time, not electronics texts, but very good for the DIYer.

However, the download site should be shot. They loaded their crap EasyLife onto my machine, wiped out my addons (ad blocker ,track me not and others), changed my default search engine from Google to Yahoo, and otherwise just fucked my machine. I've spent the last four hours trying to get this win7 pos back to a normal function. Set it back to a previous restore point. Still a fu'd browser. Time to download and reinstall Firefox. :evil:

Re: IndyGuitarist / Wampler Books

PostPosted: 30 Jan 2013, 14:04
by bhill
Every thing re-installed, so back to terrorizing the web