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David Sutton
  • Evanston, IL
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David Sutton's Discussions

Amplifier Conversion Project

Started this discussion. Last reply by wesley carl Aug 6, 2010. 4 Replies

I have a cute little 25 watt amp that looks like it was designed in the early 70s ("all transistor!!"), nice aqua/silver speaker cloth over a 10" speaker. I want to set it up so that my daughter…Continue

Upcoming Book: 'The Cigar Box Guitar Book'. Help Me Write my Book.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cr0we Jan 18, 2011. 53 Replies

Hi, I'm David Sutton and I'm writing a book which is tentatively titled "The Art of the Cigar Box Guitar" for Fox Chapel Publishing. Fox Chapel publishes books about woodworking primarily but they're…Continue

 

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Sep 20, 2012
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"sweet. So you got your lathe out!"
Feb 3, 2012
David Sutton replied to Brian Parks's discussion Distressing/Aging Wood Technique in the group Shop & Building Tips
"Wonderful tutorial, Brian. Thanks!"
Dec 11, 2011
David Sutton replied to Brian Parks's discussion Waterslide Decal Demo in the group Shop & Building Tips
"Great stuff, Brian. Thanks."
Dec 11, 2011
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"Congrats, Ted. This looks like a huge improvement...  I think you're going to like it here.  "
Sep 6, 2011
David Sutton replied to Jim Kasmir's discussion The Secret of Nuts in the group Shop & Building Tips
"I get brass rods in various diameters at the hobby shop. Some hardware stores also have displays of brass in various shapes, including rods.  "
Aug 12, 2011
mike(butterball) miller replied to David Sutton's discussion Amp Kits in the group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"i just finished the second amp.it worked . f.m. i even managed to hook up the power supply box hookup they talked about. i'm fixin to get bold and try some of those smokeys or radio shack amps and see just how good i really am. havn't…"
Jul 23, 2011
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"what fun. sheer genius."
Jul 23, 2011
David Sutton commented on Ted Crocker's group CBG Playing for Dummies
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Jul 11, 2011
Ted Crocker replied to David Sutton's discussion Amp Kits in the group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"David, the volume pot is easy to wire in.  Imagine that the piezo here is your amp circuit, the wires are the 'speaker out' and the jack is the speaker .  "
May 22, 2011
David Sutton replied to David Sutton's discussion Amp Kits in the group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"I built their 10w kit, too. I tested it and it works- just working out how to wire with a volume control pot, how to mount it into this old radio I have. I'll get pictures up some day. The kits are exceptionally easy to understand and put…"
May 22, 2011
mike(butterball) miller replied to David Sutton's discussion Amp Kits in the group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"i  ordered a couple of kits from them also. i called the phone number and ask about the shipping cost and the nice lady agreed to lower the shipping to 5.00 and put two units into one container . just goes to show you it never hurts  to…"
May 22, 2011
David Sutton replied to Ted Crocker's discussion I, IV, V Chord Chart in the group CBG Playing for Dummies
"Ted thanks for this. Do you know what is meant by standard tuning? GBE?"
May 3, 2011
David Sutton commented on Ted Crocker's group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"Can anyone tell me how to wire an amp to this compound retired car speaker? It's actually three speakers. There's a diagram on the back but I don't really understand it.   FOUR contacts on the back; a capacitor in between two of…"
Apr 9, 2011
David Sutton commented on Ted Crocker's group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"Another Amp Question  (when formulating your comment, remember I'm totally new to electronics).   I built this .5 watt amp kit, connected it to a small oval speaker. When i play through it the volume is VERY low. If I put an effects…"
Apr 9, 2011
David Sutton commented on Ted Crocker's group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"Thanks, Ted. This particular amp has 10 watt output."
Apr 8, 2011

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Wikipedia entry on Cigar Box Guitars
What instruments are you building or playing?
I've built five cigar box guitars to date (4/2010).

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My Family Makes and Appearance in Bill Jehle's Book, One Man's Trash

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 9:29am 5 Comments

I halted on page 161 of Bill Jehle's book this morning to ponder the implications of my own family members making an appearance in…
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Happy Birthday...David ....hope you have a great day !!
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