Sunday, March 02, 2008

new cigar box amplifier

Just finished a new cigar box amp. Powered by 9v battery, it has on/off switch, power on LED and volume control. Up to about half volume the sound is pretty clean. Turn it up and it gets progressively distorted providing a nice dirty sound ideal for some mean slide playing on a CBG. You can see/hear it here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oajIBEUfHQU

7 comments:

Mark said...

That is a sweet amp! Any chance of going into how you build one?

Mark

David said...

Thanks Mark, I'll give it some thought. I'm thinking of producing some kind of CBG booklet or zine and that may be a subject for it. I'll ket you know if I do.

daniel said...

Fantastic amp! I love the sound. I have been wanting to build one to go along with my cbg but I am an electronics beginner. Do you have any suggestions on where to look to get started?

David said...

Thanks Daniel, you could have a look at this site for the electronics, although it's not the amps I have built so far I am going to have a go at making some.
http://www.beavisaudio.com/Projects/NoisyCricket/

The one I made is for sale, if you want more details/price etc please email me.

David said...

I think I need to get busy writing a build your own amp guide!

Jim the cheap electric said...

Cool amp! Please post guide to build it.

David said...

Jim thanks for your comment. Sorry to say I haven't finished the amp booklet yet. I was nearly there then decided to re-do the whole thing.