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Li'l Gib

"Thanks Jim. It's a good player as well. Nice sustain."
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John Sawyer replied to Wayfinder's discussion Build Your Own Cordless Amp / Preamp-- Easily!
"Great stuff... I contemplated sacrificing one once, but couldn't bring myself to it...  I have too many amps right now (3) and no homes for them yet, but that's on my list! I've built a number of simple effects (fuzz, preamp,…"
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Li'l Gib

"What a nice-looking, little guitar!"
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Tom Temple replied to Wayfinder's discussion Build Your Own Cordless Amp / Preamp-- Easily!
"Great post(s) Wayfinder/Ted. Thanks to both of you. I've built a couple of amps with the eBay circuits and they work well (once you figure out the power polarity). The HoneyTone sounds like a great "donor". Any more tips? Tone pots,…"
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Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion Build Your Own Cordless Amp / Preamp-- Easily!
"Thanks!  I was able to cut the plastic HoneyTone apart on the band saw and used the actual holes on it for a template to cut new panels from wenge wood."
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Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion Build Your Own Cordless Amp / Preamp-- Easily! in the group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"Awesome,thanks!  Ive done a bunch with HoneyTone amp guts.  Just shipped these 5, upgraded to 4" speakers."
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"Sometimes Family slows your building, with this done, I am back at it."
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Build Your Own Cordless Amp / Preamp-- Easily!

Well, relatively easily.  It's like making a CBG, but simpler.Photo is at the end of this article.  Ted asked me to re-post this here for the Amp group.  Nicetameecha!  :D    CBG players often wish to have amps that look and sound as unique as our…See More
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These Amps Go To Eleven!

Info on building, modifying and repairing amplifiers. Show us your creations and share what's inside.See More
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Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion Build Your Own Cordless Amp / Preamp-- Easily!
"Awesome post Wayfinder.  I just made some cigar box amps using the guts from a HoneyTone amp, and upgraded to a 4" speaker "
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TED CROCKER HOT ROD GUITAR

"Outstanding tone it's beautiful and played very nicely"
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Build Your Own Cordless Amp / Preamp-- Easily!

Well, relatively easily.  It's like making a CBG, but simpler.This is a photo of an experimental box; my other amps have found homes.  This by no means a "finished" amp; yours will look much nicer.  Notice the killer 6.5" speaker in the middle. …See More
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"Hi Ted Thanks for excepting me into the group it's wonderful to see so many folks coming together to enjoy learning and contributing to our heritage Thanks Rich"
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Cyrus replied to Cyrus's discussion The elusive 4P3T switch...
"Alright, thanks a lot! I'm about as new at this as one can be, so I greatly appreciate the help! I'll definitely do a video when it's finished!"
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We're creating cigar box guitars, diddley bows, ukes, banjos, canjos, kalimbas, mandolins, fiddles, dulcimers, washtub basses, stompers, drums, flutes and all types of instruments, noisemakers & amps in our shops, garages and on kitchen tables using everyday objects. Join the Handmade Music Clubhouse Orchestra...

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    Build Your Own Cordless Amp / Preamp-- Easily!

    Started by Wayfinder. Last reply by John Sawyer 20 hours ago. 6 Replies

    First Resonator - need advice please!

    Started by Lex Luthier. Last reply by Wayfinder on Tuesday. 9 Replies

    The elusive 4P3T switch...

    Started by Cyrus. Last reply by Cyrus on Tuesday. 8 Replies

    String Retainer ideas

    Started by Dave Steingart. Last reply by John Sawyer on Saturday. 6 Replies

    How difficult to build dog bowl resonator ??

    Started by William Eledge. Last reply by Wayfinder Aug 27. 2 Replies

    2nd & 3rd String Fret Buzz

    Started by Gary Barnes. Last reply by Wayfinder Aug 27. 2 Replies

    Nothin' but a PARTY!

    Started by Jawbone and Jolene. Last reply by Jawbone and Jolene Aug 4. 3 Replies

    Thanks Randy!

    Original hand carved art by Randy S Bretz crafted as a shopwarming gift for the new Crocker Guitars location. Randy makes awesome instruments, bone slides, noters, picks and hand carved art pieces. See more on his page.



    Handmade Music Clubhouse - Established November 20, 2009

    by Ted Crocker: Guitars & Gear

     
     
     

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    Recycling wood

    Posted by Alan Garrett on June 29, 2015 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

    Fret-slotting jig

    Posted by Alan Garrett on June 26, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

    The Woman I Love.

    Posted by billy jones bluez on May 25, 2015 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

    Close-up of butt end.

    Posted by Gregory Einar Turner on March 14, 2015 at 10:54pm 0 Comments

    help

    Posted by peter cooper on March 7, 2015 at 3:35am 2 Comments

    Blueprint Completed.

    Posted by Gregory Einar Turner on March 1, 2015 at 2:00am 0 Comments

    First time build

    Posted by Brent Kasl on February 1, 2015 at 3:09pm 13 Comments

    ...live performances!

    Posted by billy jones bluez on September 24, 2014 at 12:32am 1 Comment

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