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PREAMP

Started by Mike Crane Aug 12. 0 Replies

I was wondering if this would make a good preamp?Does anybody have an opion?For less than $5 I may just try it. If you would like more info go to ebay…Continue

New amp hack

Started by Mike Crane Aug 10. 0 Replies

I've had an old Global Solid State amp for over 20 years and decided to hack it up and put it in a cigar box. A few weeks ago I bought 2 "Edge Lite" boxes specifically for building amps. I finally…Continue

Old car radios ??

Started by Dave Henry. Last reply by Chuck Cobillas May 22. 1 Reply

Hi folksThis is my first post.I've been lapping up the wonderful knowledge base on my new favourite site!!Q; would old car radios make good CBG Amp heads?I've been looking all the great transistor…Continue

Tags: radios, car, Old

Fender speakers

Started by Rick Feb 3. 0 Replies

I found these speakers on Amazon. 8 inch, 40 Watt, now I just need find the right amp build to power them.…Continue

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Comment by Ted Crocker on March 19, 2014 at 9:45pm

Awesome find Sam, but I can't tell you what you have.  Some thoughts:

It doesn't look like there is a fuse - I would plug it into a power strip with a circuit breaker to isolate it from your home wiring to avoid it blowing the mains circuit.

It appears that the 4 black 'knobs' (lugs) are your input and outputs.  If it works, you can easily replace them with two ¼" jacks.

My guess is that the two lugs by the Leviton switch are the input.

My guess is that on the output side, the outside lug is positive - because the capacitors bleed to ground

I would try it!

Good luck!!

Comment by Wichita Sam on March 19, 2014 at 10:47am

OK...so I found this vintage amp of some kind at a garage sale.... I am clueless, but would like to use is as a low wattage head for a prim head/cabinet unit.

Can someone tell me 1) what do I have? 2) is it worth replacing the tube? 3) will I die if I plug it in?  The cord looks like vintage lamp cord in good repair.

I don't mind a little learn by doing, but just don't want to screw things up right off the start...  any and all help appreciated.

Comment by Ted Crocker on March 17, 2014 at 12:06am

New harp rig - TUBES!

Comment by bairfoot cajun on March 16, 2014 at 11:56pm

hello,thought i might ought to be here,getting an amp collection now so i will get a few pics up to show some of them.

Comment by Joe Thomas on January 8, 2013 at 12:53am

A real nasty one I'm redoing.. A Sound Research G-2000. Basically a Fender Showman clone. Damn thing is brutal, borrowed a friend's 4-12 cab and if you turn it past 4 it feels like you are getting kicked in the chest.

Comment by Mark Ayers on May 20, 2011 at 1:47am

Sam

 

You did good on this amp set up. I will go get one from HF and then locate a speaker from some where.  Really sounds great, both the amp and the 4 string

Comment by Wichita Sam on May 19, 2011 at 7:53pm

Here's a youtube of the CBAmp based on the innards of a $ 6.99 Harbor Freight "Mini Handheld Megaphone"...  Added a 4 ohm speaker salvaged from a Rocktron practice amp and a jack soldered to the leads that originally went to the megaphone's mic element.

 

 

For what it is, I think it sounds pretty good.  Makes a nice companion to the CBG in the vid.  This was recorded on my laptop using the onboard mic and camera.  No pedals, effects or processing to enhance the sound.  Pretty good for $ 7... eh?

 

the best,

 

Wichita Sam

Comment by Mark Ayers on May 19, 2011 at 2:40am
good looking amp setup Ted
Comment by Ted Crocker on May 18, 2011 at 9:48pm

I gutted a Fender Mini Twin and put it in an Acid box.  I used a good speaker and it makes a big difference.

 


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Comment by Wichita Sam on May 18, 2011 at 9:34pm

Just email me at wichitasam@yahoo.com  We'll find you something for sure....

 

Sam

 

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