Category Archives: Guitar Amplifiers

Low Aspect Ratio Sailplane Balsa Moth

LARS Low Aspect Ratio Sailplane Balsa Moth         Three-lined Balsa Balsa tristrigella (Walker, 1866)           https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Balsa-tristrigella Are there Advantages for this style of sailplane? Full article     

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ICOM IC-718 Power Amplifier Transistor Replacement

Just this past holiday season, I was able to complete a transistor replacement for my ICOM IC-718 Transceiver. Outlined in the posting are my considerations on how the process went. More details to the complete process found here.

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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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