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On Board Battery Powered Amplifier & Speaker.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck Cobillas Jul 27, 2013. 5 Replies

Hello All,I have been building CBGs for several years now, mostly acoustic. I have seen a few videos of people playing CBGs that have a small amplifier board, battery and speaker built in to the CBG.…Continue

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Chuck Cobillas replied to Dave Henry's discussion Old car radios ?? in the group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"Interesting thought! I never really considered this before. I look forward to comments on this."
May 22, 2014
Chuck Cobillas commented on Ted Crocker's blog post Florida shop 3 - before
"Congrats Ted! It looks like this place has lots of potential and also looks like you know how to make it all happen! I live across the State in Bradenton from your new place and travel the State a lot with my work. I'll have to look you up when…"
May 3, 2014
Chuck Cobillas replied to Ragtimelil's discussion I DID IT! in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"I built one using the same strings a couple of months ago and though I don't play it often I have noticed the strings don't seem as sticky the more you play it. Maybe just the oil from my fingers?"
Feb 28, 2014
Chuck Cobillas replied to Ragtimelil's discussion I DID IT! in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"Looks great! How does it play?"
Feb 28, 2014
Chuck Cobillas commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Homemade Bass Builders
"Sounds great Lil, be sure to share some pics! Good Luck!"
Jan 29, 2014
Chuck Cobillas commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Homemade Bass Builders
"Ragtimelil, Here is a link to a sound check video I posted on Cigar Box Nation with the UBass. http://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/ubass-sound-demo"
Jan 28, 2014
Chuck Cobillas commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Homemade Bass Builders
"Ragtimelil, I'm certainly no expert on Bass but I just built my first Cigar Box UBass last month and it is quite different from any other "regular" builds I have done. The strings are so fat you have to keep that in mind when laying…"
Jan 25, 2014
Chuck Cobillas replied to mark koepsel's discussion Hardwood for nut?
"Hello, I have been using Dominos for the nut and and bridge with success. They don't sound any different than bone to me. I bought a set of dominos (the white ones) a year or so ago. They are long enough but they are also a little thicker than…"
Sep 5, 2013
Chuck Cobillas joined J.J. Rango's group
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Old Radio Guitar amps

Learn how to convert old radios into cool Retro guitar amplifiers. It is really fun and easy, with just a few wires you can hack into and spice in a guitar imput, you can turn that radio into a guitar amp!There is lots of info at the websitehttp://radio-guitar-amps.blogspot.com/ This video will show you how,  it really is a "must try" if you enjoy playing cigar box guitars and homemade music...perfect for the 3 string guitar too!  See More
Aug 4, 2013
Chuck Cobillas replied to Chuck Cobillas's discussion On Board Battery Powered Amplifier & Speaker.
"Thanks for the info Chris. I have a couple of builds I need to finish off before I start another but I am looking forward to experimenting with this. Best Regards, Chuck"
Jul 27, 2013
proudy1959 replied to Chuck Cobillas's discussion On Board Battery Powered Amplifier & Speaker.
"Just another I forgot, you will have to substitute the in jack with your piezo. Chris"
Jul 27, 2013
proudy1959 replied to Chuck Cobillas's discussion On Board Battery Powered Amplifier & Speaker.
"Hi Chuck Been looking through my wiring diagram and found this I've attached. You can substitue the out jack with a speaker, it does have on/off switch and vol control. Probably a better option that the first I sent you. Regards Chris"
Jul 27, 2013
proudy1959 replied to Chuck Cobillas's discussion On Board Battery Powered Amplifier & Speaker.
"Hi Chuck I built a very simple amp using just 3 componenets, an LM386 chip and 2 x 47uf electrotype caps. Hooked up with an 8ohm speaker, 9 volt battery and a 1/4" jack socket. I built this so I could easily test piezo pickups I make, I…"
Jul 27, 2013
David Johnson replied to Chuck Cobillas's discussion On Board Battery Powered Amplifier & Speaker.
"This one has the advantage of a small footprint & pot mounted on/off, volume control. http://guitarfuel.com/SD2WH_Amplifier_Harness.php or Gittys, same…"
Jul 10, 2013
Chuck Cobillas posted a discussion

On Board Battery Powered Amplifier & Speaker.

Hello All,I have been building CBGs for several years now, mostly acoustic. I have seen a few videos of people playing CBGs that have a small amplifier board, battery and speaker built in to the CBG. I would like to build one of those, Does anyone have any experience with this? I bought a couple of cheap LM386 (…See More
Jul 10, 2013
Chuck Cobillas joined Diane in Chicago's group
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Ukulele

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Jul 10, 2013

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Cigar Box Nation Link
What instruments are you building or playing?
Mostly CB Ukuleles, some CB Guitars, CB Mandolins, Blues Harp Player

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