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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.

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Mini Amp help

Started by Mark Duncan. Last reply by Mark Duncan Feb 10, 2016. 15 Replies

I'm planning to make some mini amps out of old tins and I've been looking at kits based around the LM386 chip. I don't want to buy them from the US or China (I'm in the UK) as I'll have to wait a…Continue

Speaker Wiring Options-- a Question

Started by Wayfinder. Last reply by Wayfinder Sep 21, 2015. 2 Replies

In studying speaker and amp electronics, I've come across a puzzler and currently I don't have enough electrical knowledge to figure out the answer.  So I thought I'd call on some of you wizards out…Continue

Build Your Own Cordless Amp / Preamp-- Easily!

Started by Wayfinder. Last reply by Ted Crocker Sep 2, 2015. 1 Reply

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…Continue

New amp hack

Started by Mike Crane. Last reply by Mike Crane Sep 7, 2014. 1 Reply

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

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Comment by Andrew C Deighton on February 22, 2010 at 6:24pm
This is a Small pic of my 1st Cigar Box Amp..other pics are on my profile..

Comment by rich gallagher on February 17, 2010 at 1:17pm
i just built a ruby amp and it works fine with my strat, but when i plug in a cbg w/piezo pickups it emits an obnoxious sound like an overdriven hum - help!
Comment by Ted Crocker on February 10, 2010 at 9:44am
If you want to gut the insides of the radio and start from scratch, the Minty Amp is an inexpensive basic amp circuit that works pretty good.

I posted simple wiring diagrams in the discussion Wiring Diagrams and Schematics in the group Ted''s Mad Scientist Lab.
Comment by Eric Wallace a.k.a. Godzilla on February 10, 2010 at 2:55am
Where can I get some simple schematics for building a simple amp and a parts list. I would love to utilize an old radio I seen at a thrift shop for my first amp build, hook me up. Thanks...
Comment by Hogs Grunt on January 22, 2010 at 6:55am
That amp looks really good with the lights Ben.
Nice one.
Comment by Roosterman on January 22, 2010 at 4:43am
Having loads of amp issues lately so this will be a great place to learn yep :o)
Heres my Hellfire Amp - Marshall 30W combo guts in a 40s/50s electric heater casing.

Comment by Ted Crocker on January 19, 2010 at 12:41am
Cigar box amp made with the guts from a Fender Mini Tone Master


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