Category Archives: Guitar Amplifiers

Crystal Tester Circuit

Small circuits are interesting and don’t take long to build. In order to experience a new construction technique with what they call manhattan construction. I built a crystal Tester. It is a simple two transistor circuit that has a socket … Continue reading

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Aviation Headset Interface for Amateur Radios

Aviation Headset Interface for Amateur Radios V2.0 I had completed version number two some time ago with the help of a nice aluminum chassis, a Hammond 1590B case that is popular with the Guitar Pedal and the Box Mod enthusiasts. … Continue reading

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Trotsky Overdrive Guitar Pedal Project

I completed my first Guitar Pedal based on a popular circuit called the Trotsky Drive. It is a single transistor Overdrive circuit to boost the output of the guitar signal into the clipping region for some distortion. The circuit initially … Continue reading

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SMD/DIP Transistor Tester Diode Triode Capacitance ESR Meter MOS PNP NPN R/C/L

  http://www.ebay.com/itm/181294840704?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Current projects at the moment are focused around building Guitar Effects Pedals. In the works is an example of a effects called Trotsky Drive that uses one single transistor for  a overdrive.  To test components for this project … Continue reading

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5E3 Fender Prototype 3 Amp Project

I have started another 5E3 amp project that is following in the footsteps of my last two guitar amps. This is to make changes in the way I build the last 5E3 project and make things a bit better. I … Continue reading

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Greatest Music Teacher Ever…

JustNickMusic I have been following Nick for some time now and I have enjoyed his methods of instruction. Well managed lesson delivery and presentation with great explanations, technical descriptions and great music entertainment. Even if you can’t play a lick, … Continue reading

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Klipsch BASH 4.1 Repair This system had a bad common mode hum into the output at 60HZ and was very loud. After some search on the internet, I found a solution and improved the situation.

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6AQ5 2 Watts a Side Stereo Amplifier

Latest project is a Stereo Amplifier for my MP3, CD Player and output to some desktop speakers or my headphones.  Using 12AX7, to a 6AQ5 Single Ended output one for each Left and Right channel. Power supply is a full … Continue reading

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5E3 Fender Project 2 Completed

Completed the 5E3 Fender Project 2 today, and the testing went much smoother than expected. I had to rewire all my jacks as the pin outs on the jacks I have here are reversed from the standard switchcraft type jacks. … Continue reading

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Finding Parts

I don’t know about you, but the thing that drives me nuts the most is finding resistors and capacitors of the right value and rating. Before, in solid state circuits, we gave little thought to ratings. In guitar amps you … Continue reading

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